Stoke City vs West Ham Preview | Team News, Facts & Key Men

Stoke City vs West Ham Preview | Team News, Facts & Key Men

Stoke City host West Ham at the Britannia on Saturday in what should be called the 'most physical fixture' in the Premier League, as arguably the two 'strongest' sides in the league lock horns for the second time this season. Stoke City came away with a vital point against Norwich at Carrow Road  last weekend with Jon Walters hogging the limelight. The Potters were again frustrated by the Football Association's disciplinary review system this week when the team's appeal against the …
Everton vs West Ham United Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Players

Everton vs West Ham United Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Players

The in-form side in the country travel to Goodison Park this weekend, hoping to establish their place in the top half - while Everton need three points to keep on the tails of Liverpool, Spurs and Manchester United in the race for a Champions League place. Team News Everton have a host of injury worries, namely Romelu Lukaku, Lacina Traore and Phil Jagielka. The Hammers may welcome back Andy Carroll, but Ricardo Vaz Te, Marco Boriello and Joey O' Brien …
West Ham Utd V Southampton Preview | Key Players, Team News and Stats

West Ham Utd V Southampton Preview | Key Players, Team News and Stats

Saturday afternoon sees West Ham United welcome Southampton to the Boleyn Ground. West Ham are on an upward curve, having won their last 3 matches and moving into 11th place in the Barclays Premier League. They are by no means out of the relegation scrap yet though, as they stand only 4 points ahead of Sunderland in the final relegation position. Southampton, on the other hand, come into this game on the back of two straight away wins and have Manchester …
What Has Happened At West Ham United?

What Has Happened At West Ham United?

Before the season started, many considered West Ham to be a stable mid table club who wouldn't have to worry about being dragged into the relegation battle, but a misguided summer could prove very costly. They opted to spend £15m on Andy Carroll which is a lot of money for a club like West Ham, but the former Liverpool striker is yet to play for them this season. David Sullivan has already said that the club wouldn't have bought Carroll …
Fulham v West Ham United Preview | Facts, Key Men & Team News

Fulham v West Ham United Preview | Facts, Key Men & Team News

New Year's Day sees Fulham welcome West Ham United to the Cottage for a relegation 6 pointer. Both teams are struggling in the league and they both occupy places in the relegation zone. Fulham sit in 18th place with only 16 points from 19 matches and West Ham sit one place lower with just 15 points from their 19 matches. There is also very little to choose between the teams in the form book. Fulham have lost 4 and won …
Norwich City Vs West Ham Preview | Stats, Key Players & Team News

Norwich City Vs West Ham Preview | Stats, Key Players & Team News

These two sides have both had poor starts of the season but for entirely different reasons. Norwich spent a lot of money on players in the summer and Chris Hughton is failing to mould them into a team. The pressure is building on Hughton as Norwich are languishing in the bottom three. He desperately needs to win on Saturday or he could become the third Premier League manager to lose his job this season. West Ham are lacking a Premier …
Kevin Nolan: what does he actually do? | Stats Comparison to rivals

Kevin Nolan: what does he actually do? | Stats Comparison to rivals

A lot has been said of Kevin Nolan at the Boleyn Ground since his arrival at West Ham 18 months ago, in a 5.5m deal from Newcastle United. As the 2011/12 season wore on, while fans acknowledged his obvious leadership skills, more and more questions were raised regarding what else he contributed on the field. Invariably, Nolan's answer to the doubters was to pop up with a goal the following week, and probably the week after, too, for good measure. Because that is what …
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 …