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

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

During the international break, there has been excitement building around Tottenham. Although they lost their opening fixture of the season to Everton, they have shown promising signs during the first month of the campaign. This is especially impressive due to the packed schedule that they had to meet, with commitments in the Europa League and Carabao Cup. Jose Mourinho has managed to keep them in all competitions, while collecting seven points in the Premier League. They will face West Ham …
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Matchweek 1

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Matchweek 1

The Premier League is back. Eight games have been played, sixteen teams have begun their seasons, filled with a mix of optimism and trepidation. Teams coming off good seasons will have been hoping to carry that form into the new season and kick on up the table. Others will have wanted to shake off the stench of disappointment after a bad season last time around. For only the second time since the dawn of the Premier League era (05-06 the …
Why West Ham United Must Build, not Rebuild, This Summer

Why West Ham United Must Build, not Rebuild, This Summer

It would be fair to say that West Ham United had a disappointing season in the 2019/20 edition of the Premier League. The Hammers, having finished 10th in 2018/19, went into their second season under Manuel Pellegrini expecting big things. They had shown huge ambition in the transfer market and secured the signings of Sebastien Haller from Eintracht Frankfurt and Pablo Fornals from Villareal for a combined £69million. Add to that Issa Diop and Felipe Anderson, the previous summer's big …
West Ham United vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

Chelsea are on a great run following the restart, having won all three of their matches. They will be travelling to the London Stadium to face West Ham United, a side battling for their lives at the bottom of the table. It is a fixture that the Hammers have done well in during recent seasons, with Chelsea only managing three wins from their last ten in this particular London derby. In the earlier meeting this campaign, West Ham sprung a …
Tottenham vs West Ham United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

Tottenham returned to Premier League action with a 1-1 draw against Manchester United, which kept their slim hopes of a top four finish alive. They are now nine points behind Chelsea, but will know that fifth could be enough to clinch Champions League qualification. On Tuesday, they welcome local rivals West Ham United to North London. This is often a match that provides extra motivation for the visitors. It will be interesting to see if the passion remains without supporters …
West Ham legend worried about impact of playing without fans

West Ham legend worried about impact of playing without fans

A former England international has claimed that playing games behind closed doors could cause some shock results in the Premier League. Alvin Martin enjoyed an illustrious career with West Ham United, playing nearly 600 games for the club in all competitions. The 61-year-old, who has since gone on to forge a successful career in the media, believes that current top flight players may find it difficult to adjust over the next few weeks. “To go from playing in a full …
Can Moyes Save West Ham?

Can Moyes Save West Ham?

Another Rocky Year West Ham’s first game of the 2019-20 season was played on 10 August against Manchester City. The Hammers lost 5-0 to Man City, and this first game seemed to set the tone for their entire season. As a team descended from a ship-building company known as Thames Ironworks, the club is used to rocky waters—and some may say they’ve made a lifestyle of it. To this day, the highest performance the team has delivered in the Premier …
Arsenal vs West Ham United Match Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Arsenal vs West Ham United Match Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Arsenal's season is circling the drain. They advanced in the FA Cup, but their Europa League exit and poor league campaign have ruined their season. Arsenal sit 10th, five points out of the potentially important 5th place. The season isn't over, but they need to be perfect to make this season anything short of a disaster. West Ham's season has been their own kind of disaster and could have huge consequences. The Hammers are only out of the relegation zone …
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