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

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

What a difference one year, a full pre-season, and some good signings make! This forthcoming game week in the Premier League will end with Liverpool hosting West Ham. Last season, at the end of 14 game weeks, these two sides were separated by a single point and two league positions. West Ham were having a wonderful season, raining on oppositions’ parades especially in big away games. At the same time, Liverpool were adjusting to life under a charismatic and more …
West Ham v Arsenal | Preview, Team News & Key Men

West Ham v Arsenal | Preview, Team News & Key Men

As the Premier League resumes, West Ham and Arsenal will face each other in another fascinating London derby after a disappointing midweek for both sides in the English League Cup (or the EFL cup). West Ham United are struggling to find consistency in the league at the moment under Slaven Bilic. With only one win in the last five Premier League outings, including losses to Everton and Spurs, the Hammers find themselves in a relegation battle in December. After their …
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 …
2016/17 - Bring it on Premier League!

2016/17 - Bring it on Premier League!

After a summer of international tournaments immediately after last season, closely followed by pre-season, you’d think I’d be somewhat burned out; but on the contrary, I can’t wait for the Premier League season to get started. I’m not really the biggest fan of pre-season and people getting over excited at matches that are mostly about building fitness and integrating new players. No matter how friendlies are dressed up as, be it International Cup, Community Shield, Emirates Cup or whatever, there’s …
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 …
Defeat at Upton Park - Final Straw that gets Van Gaal the Sack?

Defeat at Upton Park - Final Straw that gets Van Gaal the Sack?

Manchester United fell way short of expectations in what was certainly an eventful encounter at Upton Park, right from when the team bus entered the stadium, or were not allowed to in today's case, to the final whistle and that saw an emotional crowd bidding farewell to one of England's hallowed stadiums in recent memory. It was a game, an opportunity handed to Manchester United on a platter to redeem their disappointing season thus far, by their neighbours and rivals …
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 …