West Ham Vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

West Ham Vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Only a couple of game weeks of Premier League football are left this season and the air is thick with talks of x number of knock-out games. Most of the teams that are playing for something more than pride and points now – be it relegation or European qualification, have to treat their remaining league matches as “finals” to achieve their targets. Arsenal and Liverpool need to win their remaining games to ensure the other does get the fourth spot. …
Arsenal v West Ham Preview: Team News, Stats & Key Men

Arsenal v West Ham Preview: Team News, Stats & Key Men

It's April, which marks the beginning of proper business end of the season, when the title is decided at the very top and relegation will seal the fate of three sides at the bottom. Prelude For Arsenal, it's that time of the year when they go on a run of winning games to steadily consolidate their place in the top four and find themselves in the hat when the Champions League draw is made in the following campaign. But this …
Tottenham Hotspur and the Curious Curse of Wembley Stadium

Tottenham Hotspur and the Curious Curse of Wembley Stadium

Wembley- The Home of English Football. From Alf Ramsey lifting the first (and last) World Cup Trophy for the three lions in 1966 to Diego Maradona dazzling the 1986 World Cup Finale; from Ronald Koeman's cracking European League winner against Sampdoria in 1992 to Rene Higuita's unbelievable scorpion kick in 1995; Wembley has seen it all. Earlier in the season, Tottenham and the FA agreed for the Cockerels to host their European games at Wembley for 2016-17 season. Furthermore, the …
Argentine will become key West Ham attacker in Payet's absence

Argentine will become key West Ham attacker in Payet's absence

Following Dmitri Payet's departure from West Ham, the club must now turn to Manuel Lanzini as their key attacker and the Argentine must deliver. He faces a heavy burden - following in the footsteps of the talented Frenchman but Lanzini's importance to Slaven Bilic's side has doubled given Payet's departure. Despite a shaky start to the season and statistics which were much less impressive than his numbers in the final weeks of the 2015-16 season, Payet still held much importance …
West Ham’s Abysmal Start

West Ham’s Abysmal Start

When West Ham United finished seventh in the English Premier League last season, improving by five positions, the effusive season reviews (example) they received were completely justified. Not only had they beaten Liverpool (Home & Away), Manchester City and Arsenal (Away), Chelsea and Manchester United (Home), but also qualified for Europa League because of their league position, and they were moving to a new, bigger stadium. Although that move could have jinxed the team’s fortunes, if you were a West …
West Ham's stadium move is a bad omen

West Ham's stadium move is a bad omen

Since switching to the Olympic stadium, West Ham United's home form seems to have taken a dip but it's not the first time a club has struggled to adapt to it's new surroundings. There's been a few stadium changes in the Premier League in recent years, with Arsenal's switch to the Emirates being one of the biggest in English football history. West Ham played their first fixture at the unfamiliar Stratford turf on 4th August in a Europa League qualifier …
What is going wrong for West Ham?

What is going wrong for West Ham?

As things stand, it would be fair to say that West Ham are falling apart in disappointing fashion under Slaven Bilic. Currently as low as 18th in the Premier League with just three points in the bag from five games, West Ham's plans to start the season on a high have already been blown up in smoke, especially after being knocked out of the Europa League by Astra Giurgiu in the first knockout round of the tournament and following the pathetic …
Slaven Bilic the RockStar Manager

Slaven Bilic the RockStar Manager

Any club that makes four close season signings and all four pay off will inevitably have a good season. Slaven Bilic signed Dmitri Payet, Manuel Lanzini, Angelo Agbonna and Michail Antonio and they have all slotted seamlessly into the first team contributing immensely. Payet with 9 goals 9 assists, Lanzini with 6 goals 2 assists and Antonio has 6 goals and 5 assists. That's an astonishing 21 Premier League goals and 17 assists from 3 new signings at a combined …
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