Carabao Cup Second Round Draw- West Ham to play Cheltenham Town away

West Ham will play their second round EFL Cup game away at Cheltenham. The Hammers were originally supposed to host the fixture, but received special dispensation to play the game away owing to the time required to get the London Stadium back in shape after the World Athletics Championships.

The Hammers will therefore have to pay Cheltenham compensation, as receipts from EFL Cup clashes are shared 50-50 and the 54,000 strong London Stadium would obviously attract a larger crowd than CTFC’s Whaddon Road, which can accommodate around 7,000 spectators. [Read more…]

Morrison gets nod from Allardyce to face Cheltenham

Ex Manchester United star Ravel Morrison will get a start against Cheltenham Town in the League Cup tomorrow confirms Hammers’ manager Sam Allardyce.

Morrison joined West Ham last year from the Old Trafford outfit but spent most of the season loaned out to Birmingham City. [Read more…]