EPL Defensive Index | Sunderland, West Ham, Crystal Palace and Fulham

EPL Defensive Index | Sunderland, West Ham, Crystal Palace and Fulham

The 2013/14 campaign has undoubtedly been the most competitive in last few years - with less than half a season left, there are still fierce battles being fought in both top and bottom of a table. It's hard to make much out of a simple look at teams' standings, as the point differences are small enough to make falling from 4th to 8th or soaring from 20th to 15th possible within just 3 game weeks' time. Having said that, it …
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 …
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 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 …
No Andy Carroll Back Up is Costing West Ham | Carroll Stats

No Andy Carroll Back Up is Costing West Ham | Carroll Stats

If someone asked you which striker from the Premier League’s past you would want to lead the line not many would say Kevin Davies, but for 9 years Davies regularly featured for Bolton Wanderers despite not being a prolific goal scorer. The main reason for this was he perfectly fitted the role needed for a Sam Allardyce team - a role that is currently empty, due to the injury to Andy Carroll. Andy Carroll, who joined West Ham for a …
Liverpool & West Ham agree £15m deal for Andy Carroll | Carroll Stats

Liverpool & West Ham agree £15m deal for Andy Carroll | Carroll Stats

The BBC has reported that Liverpool and West Ham United have agreed a £15m deal for Andy Carroll. Andy Carroll has enjoyed a successful year at West Ham as they finished in the Top Half of the Premier League table level on points with Capital One Cup winners Swansea. Despite spending the entire season at West Ham injuries have meant Andy Carroll has played a similar amount of minutes this season (1935 minutes) to the 2011-12 season with Liverpool (2069 minutes) …
Chelsea 2 West Ham 0 | In-Depth Tactical Analysis

Chelsea 2 West Ham 0 | In-Depth Tactical Analysis

Rafael Benitez made four changes to his starting XI for this match, compared to the Europa League game against Steaua on Thursday. Terry was replaced by Cahill with Lampard starting instead of Mikel, pushing Ramires in the deep-lying position as the covering midfielder. On the flanks Moses replaced Oscar but surprisingly he started on the left with Hazard on the right. Up front Ba started. But if we are to compare the starting XI here with the team selected in …
Chelsea v West Ham | Match Preview - Ba & Torres Stats

Chelsea v West Ham | Match Preview - Ba & Torres Stats

Having dispatched of Steaua Bucharest in the Europa League earlier in the week, Chelsea will be determined to keep the chasing pack sitting behind them in the Premier League at bay with a home win against West Ham on Sunday. That victory over the course of two legs against the Romanian club means they are into the last eight of the Europa League, in contention for the FA Cup as well as being a fairly strong bet to qualify in …
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