Much improved Felipe Anderson, Big Snodgrass miss & More- Talking Points from Wolves vs West Ham

West Ham’s first ever Premier League game on Amazon saw Manuel Pellegrini’s men slump to a disappointing 2-0 defeat away at Wolves on Wednesday night. Hopes had been raised following Saturday’s stunning 1-0 win over Chelsea, but Nuno Espirito Santo’s men, who have managed the pressure of playing both in the Europa League and PL with aplomb this year, brought the visitors down to earth at Molineux.

West Ham have never won a Premier League game this season after conceding first, which meant it was crucial for Wolves to open the scoring, and they did so through a deflected Leander Dendoncker strike midway through the first half. Patrick Cutrone sealed all three points for the home side four minutes from time.

Manuel Pellegrini made only change to the side that had beaten Chelsea, with Michail Antonio rested and Sebastien Haller brought into the XI. Haller was again disappointing, and how Pellegrini would’ve wished for the French striker to show the energy and physicality that Antonio brought on Saturday- a key reason for West Ham’s triumph at the Bridge.

The success of the Balbuena-Diop pairing against the Blues meant they kept their places in the XI, but Issa Diop, available for selection after serving his one game suspension, dropped out of the 18 altogether.

Here are our talking points from the clash.

Much improved Felipe Anderson: The Brazilian has been disappointing this season, but put in a much improved performance yesterday evening. He was easily the Hammers’ best player, and ran rings around the Wolves’ midfield, causing them all sorts of problems. Much of West Ham’s recent struggles on attack can be put down to Anderson being off colour- he scored ten goals across all competitions in 2018/19, but is yet to find the back of the net this season.

Big Robert Snodgrass miss: A big moment in this game came on the hour mark. Wolves were 1-0 up, and an excellent ball from Pablo Fornals found Snodgrass in acres of space and in a one on one situation with the opposition keeper. His first touch was decent, but the second was absolutely horrendous, and Wolves escaped. At 1-1, and with West Ham having the better of the game in the second half, things could’ve finished very differently. The Scottish international’s corners, normally so reliable, were also disappointing at Molineux. [Read more…]

Wolves v West Ham- Can Hammers bounce back from Cup loss?

West Ham will look to end the month on a high when they travel to Molineux to take on Wolves in a midweek Premier League clash. Victory for the Hammers will see them leapfrog Nuno Espirito Santo’s men in the league table, with only a single point separating the two sides going into this GW24 fixture.

West Ham fell to a disappointing 2-0 defeat in their last league game against Bournemouth. With Marko Arnautovic not even named in the squad, the Hammers were forced to turn to Andy Carroll upfront and the lanky forward struggled to provide the same impact as the Austrian. Both goals came from counter attacks, with Callum Wilson’s brilliant volley putting the Cherries ahead and Joshua King wrapping up victory with a simple finish in stoppage time. [Read more…]

West Ham Attendances 2018-19 season | Olympic Stadium London Crowd Figures & Stats

Here is a look at West Ham’s attendance stats for home games at the London Stadium during the 2018/19 season. Includes both Premier League and Cup clashes. The Hammers had the fourth best average attendance in the league after Man Utd, Spurs and Arsenal in 2017-18. We did this feature in the 2017/18 season and are doing it again.

Stats to be updated after every home game (last updated after West Ham v Southampton 2019 attendance (59,961) Premier League game on 4 May, 2019.

What is West Ham’s average Premier League attendance for the 18/19 season?

As on date, it is 58,336 (Total attendance 11,08,375/19 games) [Read more…]

Media Player Ratings- West Ham v Wolves

West Ham slumped to their fourth straight league defeat of the new season as newly promoted Wolves came away from the London Stadium with all three points thanks to Adama Traore’s late winner. Despite the Hammers’ poor start to the season, few had expected Wolves to win on the road, with most pundits thinking that a draw was the best they could hope for.

West Ham made only one change from side that had lost to Arsenal, with Aaron Cresswell coming in at left back for the injured Arthur Masuaku. Cresswell, one could say, was partly at fault for Wolves’ goal, although more of the blame would probably lie at the feet of Carlos Sanchez, who got caught in possession in his own half after the home side decided to take a quick free kick.

Here is how various media outlets rated the Hammers [Read more…]

West Ham v Wolves H2H Premier League Stats- How many have WHUFC won?

Since the modern Premier League era began in 1992, West Ham and Wolverhampton Wanderers have only played each other four times in the top flight. These four games were during the 2009/10 and 2010/11 league seasons.

West Ham have won 2 games, with one game being won by Wolves and one ending in a draw.

15 August, 2009– Wolves 0-2 West Ham (Mark Noble 22, Matthew Upson 69)

23 March, 2010– West Ham 1-3 Wolves (Guillermo Franco 90/Kevin Doyle 27, Ronald Zubar 58, Matt Jarvis 61) [Read more…]

West Ham v Wolves Predictions- What do the pundits say?

After their midweek EFL Cup success against AFC Wimbledon, will West Ham be able to pick up their first points of the new Premier League season against Wolves? The Hammers were beaten by Unai Emery’s Arsenal last weekend while Wolves held defending champions Man City to a draw at Molineux.

West Ham are currently bottom table of the table while Wolves are in 14th place, having picked up two points from their first three games.

Here is what pundits had to say about this clash

Mark Lawrenson: Lawro says West Ham “have frightened him defensively”, [Read more…]

Video- What happened last time? West Ham vs Wolves 2-0 January 1 2011

West Ham are due to meet Wolverhampton Wanderers in the FA Cup tomorrow (January 9, 2016), and this will be the first meeting between the two sides in over FIVE years. The last competitive fixture between the two sides took place back on January 1, 2011 (in the 2010/11 PL season), with the Hammers winning 2-0 thanks to an own goal from Ronald Zubar and a late strike from Freddie Sears. [Read more…]

FA Cup Third Round Draw- Hammers to face Wolves

The draw for the third round of the 2015/16 FA Cup has been made, and the Hammers have been drawn to play Wolverhampton Wanderers at home. The game will played on 9 January, 2016 (15.00 KO)

Wolves, at the time of writing this article, are 14th in the Championship, having won three of their last ten fixtures, and this is a game we could, and should, easily win, even with all the injuries [Read more…]