Majestic Chelsea Maintain Lead | Match Analysis: Chelsea 2 West Ham 0

Majestic Chelsea Maintain Lead | Match Analysis: Chelsea 2 West Ham 0

Chelsea pulled off another magnificent performance at Stamford Bridge to maintain their lead at the top of the Barclays Premier League. First half goal from the captain John Terry put the Blues ahead with Diego Costa getting o n the scoresheet in the second to finish off Sam Allardyce’s men, but the scoreline did not reflect the full extent of Chelsea’s domination throughout the game. The Blues have recovered well from the festive period and all the good food. They were …
Chelsea v West Ham Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Men

Chelsea v West Ham Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Men

League leaders Chelsea host high flying West Ham United in a Boxing Day London derby with the visitors finding themselves in an astonishing 4th place after Christmas for the first time in the Premier League. The Hammers have claimed 13 points from the last 15 available and are just a point behind 3rd placed Manchester United. Chelsea meanwhile have had their lead at the top cut to just three points after Manchester City's run of six consecutive wins and with …
Stoke City vs West Ham Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

These two sides will have ambitions of a top ten finish and they remain the only two sides to beat Manchester City this season, showing both have a lot of quality in their ranks. West Ham are currently in the top four showing the improvement they have showed this season, which has culminated in two wins against last season's top two. Stoke will offer a hard test for West Ham as its never easy to go to Stoke and get …
West Ham United vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Stats, Key Men

West Ham United vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Stats, Key Men

Mauricio Pochettino's first competitive game as Spurs' boss will come against rivals West Ham United, with the North London side looking for revenge after losing to the Hammers in all three games last season. Sam Allardyce's men recorded a 3-0 win at White Hart Lane in the Premier League, a 2-1 victory in the Capital One Cup quarter final and won their penultimate game of the season 2-0. Another worrying statistic for Spurs' fans is the current Hammers boss is …
What Does Enner Valencia Bring to West Ham?

What Does Enner Valencia Bring to West Ham?

At the end of the 2013-14 season, many of the West Ham faithful believed that they had seen the last of Sam Allardyce. Termed as one-dimensional, route one and boring in their approach, the club had flirted with the possibility of relegation before finishing a respectable 13th. It came as a surprise to many when the club announced that they had no intention of showing Allardyce the door. However, it was made very clear to “Big Sam” that the team …
West Ham | February Turnaround At Upton Park

West Ham | February Turnaround At Upton Park

A month ago, West Ham fell into the relegation zone after a very poor showing against Newcastle in a 3-1 defeat at Upton Park. Many fans wanted to see Sam Allardyce lose his job after being embarrassed in both cup competitions and the Hammers looked like they were falling quickly into the Championship. He maintained that the club would survive once injured players returned to fitness, but this was ridiculed by many supporters who saw it as an excuse. Now, …
Manager Impact Index - The Return

Manager Impact Index - The Return

After an 8 game sabbatical (work taking over my time) I've now been able to update the Manager Impact Index with up to date figures, including the 3 newbies to the Premier League, Sherwood, Mel and Solskjaer.  More on those later. Just as a reminder, the MII is a way of tracking and scoring each teams managers impacts on any particular game.  Castrol have a Manager League Table on the LMA website (here) which is based on wins and losses, goals …
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 …
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