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Carroll Joins West Ham on Loan | Stats Analysis

Carroll Joins West Ham on Loan | Stats Analysis

Swansea 3 West Ham 0 | Match Stats & Goal Analysis

Swansea 3 West Ham 0 | Match Stats & Goal Analysis

West Ham 1-0 Aston Villa | Match Report | Statistical Comparison

West Ham 1-0 Aston Villa | Match Report | Statistical Comparison

On their return to the Premier League, West Ham played host to Aston Villa on the opening weekend. It was a tight affair, with Kevin Nolan's 6-yard tap in shortly before half-time settling the fixture. Both sides set up in a 4-5-1 formation to start with: The first half was one really controlled by Villa, the first 30 minutes belonged to Villa, they controlled and dictated the play, but were unable to break West Ham down, never really created any …
Who is the most influential player from the Top 8? | Statistical Comparison

Who is the most influential player from the Top 8? | Statistical Comparison

Last season's top 8 clubs in the Premier League was some what predictable, in what order they finished in was a surprise to many, but which players at those clubs were the most influential at that club, I take a look at their stats here. The top 8 clubs, United, City, Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham, Newcastle, Liverpool & Everton, all had at least one top quality striker, Arsenal has Robin van Persie (left) and were all able to score at consistent …
Modibo Maiga | West Ham's Transfer Target | Stats Comparison

Modibo Maiga | West Ham's Transfer Target | Stats Comparison

West Ham have been linked with a range of players: Milos Krasic, Eljero Elia, Andy Carroll, but it appears as if FC Sochaux striker Modibo Maiga will become Sam Allardyce's first big name signing of the summer: following Mohamed Diame, Jussi Jaaskelainen, George McCartney & Stephen Henderson through the famous Upton Park gates. Maiga, 25, is a Malian international striker, who has played in the French Ligue 1 for many years now, but he started off his career at Malian side Stade Malien, …
Mohamed Diame: Statistical Comparison

Mohamed Diame: Statistical Comparison

Mohamed Diame was born on the 14th June 1987, making him 25 now. He was born in Creteil in France, but he plays for the Senegalese national team. He moved to Wigan in August 2009 for a fee of £3.36million. He stayed at Wigan for 3 years before moving on to West Ham United on a free transfer. In his three-year spell at Wigan, Diame was known for his defensive work and took on the role of defensive midfielder for …
Ravel Morrison: Is He Ready? | West Ham United EPL Preview

Ravel Morrison: Is He Ready? | West Ham United EPL Preview

Following his reported 300k move from Manchester United in January, youngster Ravel Morrison wasn’t able to establish himself as a first team regular. After only making one substitute cameo role at the back-end of the season, it was evident that Big Sam was keeping young Ravel, under-wraps. But moving away from his first real season of alleged first team football, the West Ham coaching staff have indicated that Ravel will be a big part of the pre-season plans for West Ham, and see …