West Ham 3-0 Bolton | Hammers too good for struggling Trotters

Arthur Masuaku scored a fantastic goal as West Ham eased past Bolton Wanderers 3-0 to seal their spot in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup. 35,806 spectators were in attendance at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for this fixture.

The Trotters, winless and bottom of the table in the Championship, were no match for the Hammers, with new summer signing Marko Arnautovic starring for the home side. Bilic gave several of his fringe players and youngsters a start, with Sam Byram and Sead Haksabanovic both in the XI.

Arnautovic had two assists to his name, with his free kick leading to Angelo Ogbonna’s headed opener. He also set up Diafra Sakho for the club’s second. The Austrian and Andrew Ayew could’ve both also been on the scoresheet, but their finishing wasn’t quite up to scratch. [Read more…]

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…]

Video- Superb Dimitri Payet free kick seals Hammers progress into next round of League Cup

Dimitri Payet was again West Ham’s saviour as his cracking free kick deep into second half stoppage time as the club edged the League Two outfit 1-0 to set up a tasty fourth round clash at home against Antonio Conte’s Chelsea.

The win ended the Hammers’ four game winless run, and fans will be hoping that Dimi can produce similar magic this weekend against Southampton [Read more…]

West Ham To Blood New Signings?

West Ham United will face League Two Cheltenham Town this evening in a League Cup tie at the Boleyn Ground.

A home tie against lower league opposition should prove the perfect time for Sam Allardyce to blood his new signings and a few other well-known players who have not had any game time this season. [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…]