West Ham Utd vs Norwich City Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

West Ham Utd vs Norwich City Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

In a season full of relegation six pointers, another one is set to be played at Upton Park on Tuesday. These two sides sit level on 25 points just two points above the relegation zone. A defeat for either side could see them slip into the drop zone. Both managers have been under pressure recently as they remain the only two in the bottom seven to keep their jobs. It's set to be a tight affair as neither team will …
West Ham Vs Sunderland Preview | Team News, Facts & Key Men

West Ham Vs Sunderland Preview | Team News, Facts & Key Men

Sunderland make the journey south on Saturday to take on West Ham with both teams facing the real threat of relegation this season. The Hammers have slipped down the table of late, and they find themselves level on points with both Crystal Palace and Fulham. Goal difference is the only thing currently separating the Irons from sitting in the relegation zone, and the game against bottom of the table Sunderland gives them a chance to pick up some points. The …
Crystal Palace Vs West Ham Preview | Team News, Facts & Key Men

Crystal Palace Vs West Ham Preview | Team News, Facts & Key Men

Crystal Palace welcome West Ham to Selhurst Park on Tuesday for a midweek London derby. Both teams currently sit in the bottom half of the Premier League, with Palace bottom of the league, and West Ham currently sitting in 15th. The two sides are separated by six points, so a Palace win could see them move within three points of the Hammers, but a West Ham win will see them stretch the gap to nine points. Newly appointed Crystal Palace …
West Ham 0 Chelsea 3 | Post Match Analysis

West Ham 0 Chelsea 3 | Post Match Analysis

In the absence of Andy Carroll through long term injury, West Ham again opted to pack the midfield in a 4-6-0, with Kevin Nolan, who occasionally ventured forward providing the Hammers’ biggest goal threat on the night, alongside emerging star Ravel Morrison, who accompanied him in a more attack minded four, Stewart Downing and Joe Cole making up foursome on either side. And yet packing the midfield didn’t pay dividends for Sam Allardyce’s side, having only 45% of the possession …
West Ham Vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Facts & Key Men

West Ham Vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Facts & Key Men

After a week off due to a few rounds of international matches, normal service is resumed this weekend with Chelsea making the short trip over to Upton Park to face West Ham United. Chelsea have not been at their best in the last few games and scrapped a draw against West Brom with a last minute penalty last time out. With many of their players coming back from international duty all over world, West Ham will want to catch Chelsea …
West Ham Vs Aston Villa Preview | Team News, Facts & Key Men

West Ham Vs Aston Villa Preview | Team News, Facts & Key Men

West Ham welcome Aston Villa to Upton Park on Saturday with the teams only separated by a point in the Premier League. The Hammers head into the game on the back of a goalless draw away to Swansea, whilst Villa go into the game after losing 2-0 at home to Everton last time out. Villa didn’t manage to win one Premier League game in October, and they will want that to change in November as they face teams in a …
RACE to Goals Model – The Defence

RACE to Goals Model – The Defence

Prior to the season starting, I introduced the RACE to Goals Model, which you can find here, and I suggest you have a read of that before you continue with this one if you want to have a full description of the different metrics and how they are calculated. Essentially, I am looking at the same metrics, but this time flipped to a defensive point of view, so the rate of shots conceded, the Defensive Efficiency, and the conversion of …
West Ham United - 8 Game Review | Stats Analysis

West Ham United - 8 Game Review | Stats Analysis

The season started well for the Hammers with 4 points out of 6, a victory against newly promoted Cardiff and a draw at Newcastle. Considering the injury to Andy Carroll, that start gave West Ham hope that they could take advantage of a kind opening 6 games on paper and get some early points on the board. The reality however was a little different with a 0-1 defeat at home Stoke followed by a 0-0 draw at Southampton which saw …
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