Can West Ham's cup victory change their season?

Can West Ham's cup victory change their season?

Every football club has that one game a season they look back on in May with a great deal of satisfaction. West Ham United have had a miserable start to the 2017/18 campaign, but The Hammers may just have had ‘that’ game on Wednesday night at Wembley. Following their 0-3 home loss to Brighton, many thought Slaven Bilic’s time had come to an end at the London club. It was the sort of match and result you felt had screwed …
Swansea Favourites For Relegation?

Swansea Favourites For Relegation?

At a time when terms such as money, commercialism and riches are synonymous with the beautiful game, there are sides like Swansea City, which go against the modern day monotony of the football world. When money is being spent heftily on players, Swansea seem to detach themselves from the surroundings and exist in an isolated environment of their own. How good a sight it is to witness Leon Britton dictate play from the midfield? Or the 33-year-old Angel Rangel maraud …
Chelsea vs West Ham Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea vs West Ham Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

These two sides will be the last to kick off their campaigns on Monday night, as West Ham travel to Chelsea for the first London derby of the season. It will be Antonio Conte's first match in charge and West Ham offer a difficult test for the Italian. The visitors have already played competitive fixtures this season as they have had to play in the qualifying rounds for the Europa League, which could mean they are fitter than Chelsea going into …
Would Ayew be a Good Fit at West Ham?

Would Ayew be a Good Fit at West Ham?

On Sunday, news broke that West Ham have made a £20m bid for Andre Ayew as they continue to search for attacking reinforcements. This came hours after it was announced that the club had agreed a fee for Diafra Sakho with West Brom. Transfer business is hotting up at the club as they attempt to build a squad strong enough to compete in the top seven of the Premier League and deep enough to deal with the added games of …
Manchester United vs Swansea Preview - Team News, Key Men & Stats

Manchester United vs Swansea Preview - Team News, Key Men & Stats

Manchester United are currently without a win in eight consecutive matches in all competitions and their search for a win will continue against Swansea City. The struggling Welsh club could have been the perfect opponent for Louis van Gaal's side but the Dutchman acknowledged that he has lost to the Swans every single time in his short career as United boss. Despite the underwhelming recent results, United sit in the sixth spot in the table which is really not that …
Andre Ayew - I Saw Him First!

Andre Ayew - I Saw Him First!

If they had such a thing as Careers Masters in Seclin – a small town in the metropolitan area of Lille, north France – ten or so years ago, I wonder how they got on with young Andre Ayew. ‘So, Andre, what do you want to be when you grow up?’ ‘Well, my Dad is Abedi Pele – the greatest African footballer of all time and three times winner of the African Footballer of the Year. My uncle Kwame played …
Six Early Candidates for EPL's Signing of the Season

Six Early Candidates for EPL's Signing of the Season

The season is at a point where assessments can be made about players and teams. Of course there is still ample time left and things may take change drastically, but we take a look at which players are the early contenders for the "signing of the season" tag. Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham Hotspur) Tottenham fought very hard to ensure the Belgian ended up at White Hart Lane instead of St Mary's. The £11.5 million summer signing has been incredibly important to the side's …
Aston Villa vs Swansea City Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

Aston Villa vs Swansea City Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

Swansea travel to Villa Park to face Aston Villa in round ten of this season's Premier League. The hosts are without a win in eight Premier League games after the 1-0 opening day victory at Bournemouth. Remarkably, losing by two goals at Chelsea is Villa's heaviest defeat of the season. Their six other losses have come by one goal, but it is the manner of those setbacks that have infuriated the club's supporters. Despite their recent run, Villa are just four …
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