Who could play right back for West Ham if Zabaleta needs rest?- Other RB options for Pellegrini

West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini revealed in today’s press conference that the club would have to find another right back apart from Pablo Zabaleta to play during their busy set of fixtures in December. Ryan Fredericks was the backup to Zabaleta, but the former’s injury has left West Ham’s depth at RB looking shaky. Pellegrini has said that he does not expect Zabaleta at his age to play all seven fixtures next month.

Last season, West Ham also tried out Michail Antonio and Sam Byram at right back, but the latter’s now on loan at Forest, while the former has been employed as a winger-cum-striker under Pellegrini. [Read more…]

Media Player Ratings- How did the media rate West Ham’s performance against Arsenal?

This was always going to be a tough fixture- West Ham had lost more Premier League games to Arsenal than any other side, which meant that the Gunners were strong favourites coming into this Round 3 clash, despite themselves losing to Man City and Chelsea. All the pundits had backed Arsenal to win, and win they did, on the back of an impressive second half performance following the introductions of Alexandre Lacazette and Lucas Torreira into the game. [Read more…]