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A transfer target for each Premier League club before the window closes

With one week to go before the transfer window closes on 9 August, who should the 20 Premier League clubs sign? Unai Emery has already made five signings – Lucas Torreira , Bernd Leno , Sokratis , Mattéo Guendouzi and Stephan Lichtsteiner – so may settle for what he has. However, another centre-back would be very useful given Laurent Koscielny’s long-standing injury problems. Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles would cost up to £30m but the 24-year-old has the…

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West Ham could miss out as rivals plot £11m move for defender

West Ham have placed a lot of focus in rejuvenating their defensive line so far this summer but Manuel Pellegrini may be set to miss out on one target. The Daily Mail states Southampton have joined the chase for Barcelona defender Marlon Santos and are preparing an £11m move to beat the Hammers to his services. […]

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West Ham face competition in fight for Premier League midfielder

West Ham are widely reported to be searching for improvements to their midfield ranks and a number of players have been linked with a move to the London Stadium. Gabon international Mario Lemina is one of many players linked with a move across the Premier League from Southampton but West Ham face a fight for […]

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Premier League 2017-18 fans’ verdicts part two: Man City to West Ham

Featuring: City’s outrageous play, Pogba’s haircuts, Pellegrino’s credentials, and have the Baggies found their Special One? • Part 1: Arsenal to Liverpool Pre-season prediction 1st ; Current position: 1st Related: Premier League 2017-18 fans’ verdicts part one: Arsenal to Liverpool Continue reading…

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West Ham vs Chelsea Preview

After a very important 3-0 win over Southampton last weekend, West Ham have a very tough challenge this week, facing Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the upcoming Premier League fixture. The reverse fixture was played in December and West Ham shocked the Blues 1-0 when Marko Arnautovic put them ahead after six minutes. Arnautovic is […]

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‘The London Stadium was supposed to be the land of milk and honey’ | Paul MacInnes

West Ham supporters saw their side record a crucial win over Southampton but dissatisfaction with the board still runs high The fans are protesting because they’ve had enough. We’ve been lied to systematically since we moved here. This was supposed to be the land of milk and honey but it’s hardly turned out that way. The ground is a joke. We’ve had a net spend of about £23m. We moved away from Upton Park but what …

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West Ham happy for now as London Stadium is spared further misery | Paul MacInnes

Extra security were called in for West Ham’s game with Southampton after recent crowd trouble but a more positive performance on the pitch helped lift the atmosphere The London Stadium was a sea of colour as the teams came out for this match. Those colours were fluorescent orange and yellow, representing the uniforms worn by the dozens of extra security and stewarding staff who had been drafted in for the day. Joe Hart’s…

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Marko Arnautovic double lifts West Ham and sinks Southampton

What a relief it was for the West Ham hierarchy that the only boos at the London Stadium floated out of the away end. There were no pitch invasions, no missiles thrown at the directors’ box. David Gold and David Sullivan were able to keep Sir Trevor Brooking company until the final whistle this time and if there was a hint of mutiny, it came from the Southampton fans who watched their bedraggled team sink closer towards …

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Fragile mood blights West Ham’s first return since ugly crowd scenes | Jacob Steinberg

A toxic atmosphere at the London Stadium has led to heightened security for Saturday’s relegation match against Southampton In different circumstances it would be possible simply to look forward to a day of huge significance at the bottom of the Premier League. If life at the London Stadium was that straightforward, however, they would not be fortifying security in front of the directors’ box and there would be no clamour for …

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West Ham increase security for Premier League visit of Southampton

• Changes made to police and steward levels • Barriers are put up to protect the directors Police will be inside as well as outside the London Stadium for West Ham’s game on Saturday and significantly more stewards will be on duty to try to prevent a repeat of the disorder which marred the previous game there. Details of the additional security measures for Southampton’s visit were released on Thursday and it is…

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Mark Hughes needs Charlie Austin fit and firing to save Southampton

Southampton will leapfrog West Ham and escape the bottom three if they win their first league game under Mark Hughes By Martin Laurence for WhoScored , part of the Sport Network Chelsea and Tottenham meet in a London derby on Sunday to battle it out for fourth place place and the capital also hosts the big relegation clash of the weekend on Saturday, when Southampton travel to West Ham. The two sides sit either side of the dreaded dotted line, with Saints …

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The key fixtures in the Premier League relegation battle

The teams at the bottom have 10 games to save their season. Here are the make-or-break fixtures to look out for By Martin Laurence for WhoScored , part of the Sport Network There were some huge results in the battle against relegation last weekend, with Watford , Brighton and Huddersfield all picking up wins that have moved them much closer to securing their Premier League status for another season. Huddersfield’s 2-1 victory at West Brom leaves the Baggies seven points from …

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Premier League and Carabao Cup: 10 talking points from the weekend

England hopefuls have a mixed afternoon, confusion for Serge Aurier and Romelu Lukaku finally does it against a top-six team The weight of goals that Sergio Agüero has scored against Arsenal, with Sunday’s strike a fifth in five matches, should have raised Shkodran Mustafi’s awareness of the Argentinian to red alert. Instead, Agüero was allowed to scamper on and score a route one opening goal from Claudio Bravo’s goalkick. It was a hideous lapse in …

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Why new West Ham star will become a fan favourite very quickly

West Ham have signed Portuguese midfielder Joao Mario on loan from Inter Milan with a view to a permanent deal at the end of the season. I first saw Joao Mario at Euro 2016 in the quarter-finals when they beat Poland on penalties after a 1-1 draw. Mario played right wing in front of Southampton’s […]

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West Ham named favourites to land £9m-rated midfielder this month

West Ham United have been confirmed as the bookmakers’ favourite to sign Newcastle United midfielder Jonjo Shelvey in January, Football Insider is reporting. Ladbrokes have priced West Ham at just 11/4 to snap up Shelvey with Southampton (20/1), Swansea City (25/1) and Tottenham Hotspur (25/1) trailing behind. The Hammers have been strongly linked with the […]

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England international chased by West Ham and Southampton

West Ham United and Southampton are both mulling over moves for Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge after being alerted to his availability, according to ESPN. Sturridge has fallen down the pecking order under Jurgen Klopp with Roberto Firmino preferred to him in the centre forward role. And now it has emerged that Liverpool are willing to […]

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West Ham and Southampton battle to sign Arsenal forward

West Ham United want to sign Theo Walcott from Arsenal, according to The Daily Express. West Ham are one of four Premier League clubs chasing the Arsenal fringe player, who could be offloaded on loan in the January transfer window. The Hammers have joined the race to land Walcott’s temporary services but face competition from […]

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Video: Opta EPL Weekly Review – Week 16

A review of the weekend’s Premier League action including Manchester City’s record-breaking win over neighbours United

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Premier League Team of the Week: Rooney and Salah shine

The Everton striker netted from inside his own half as part of an eye-catching hat-trick, while Liverpool’s in-form forward was among the goals again

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Marko Arnautovic helps West Ham to easy victory over Bolton Wanderers

West Ham United could have been forgiven for checking the terms and conditions on the receipt when Marko Arnautovic pressed the self-destruct button in only his second match for the club. That preposterous red card against Southampton last month was certainly not what West Ham had in mind when they made him their record buy in the summer. They thought they were getting a player with the craft and guile to make them forget about Dimitri Payet, …

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Who to sign on deadline day? Premier League fans share their transfer requests

Fans from all 20 Premier League club tell us how well their signings are settling in and who they want to bring in before the window closes on Thursday night Alexandre Lacazette looks ready to hit the ground running but another centre-back is a must. Virgil van Dijk would be a big improvement in a defence that includes an ageing Laurent Koscielny, an erratic Shkodran Mustafi and a slow, retiring Per Mertesacker. Having said that, Sead Kolasinac looks like a great …

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Taking some positives from what’s already looking like a typical West Ham season

Most football supporters feel emotionally gutted when their favourite team loses a game. Although we ended up losing an entertaining encounter to Southampton, for the first time in ages, I came away feeling quite positive. Most objective pundits have suggested that a draw would have been a fairer outcome in this match. I am sure […]

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Southampton vs West Ham United Player Ratings

Yesterday’s defeat on The South Coast confirmed our worst start to a Premier League season since 2010, but who were the main protagonists of our downfall against The Saints? And who were the shining lights in an otherwise dark defeat? As we take a look at how each featuring squad member ranked out of ten at The St Mary’s Stadium. Joe Hart: 6/10 It is never ideal for an England No1 to let in seven goals in your first two games for your new…

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Southampton’s Charlie Austin crushes West Ham’s 10-man fightback

Charlie Austin snatched a stoppage-time winner from the penalty spot as Southampton beat 10-man West Ham United. Austin sent Joe Hart the wrong way as Mauricio Pellegrino clinched his first win as Southampton manager in dramatic crescendo. After going two goals behind, Javier Hernández had rolled back the years with two poachers finishes to very nearly get the Hammers off the hook. Southampton had sailed into a two-goal lead, thanks to Manolo Gabbiadini and a Dusan Tadic penalty, before West…

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Mark Lawrenson’s predictions: Southampton vs. West Ham United

BBC pundit Mark Lawrenson has predicted West Ham to lost this weekend against Southampton. West Ham travel down to the south coast for a 3pm Saturday kick-off as they prepare to take on Southampton at the St Mary’s Stadium. The Hammers will be looking to get back to winning ways after a disappointing 4-0 loss […]

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4-3-3: The West Ham starting XI that would easily beat Southampton

West Ham take on Southampton at The St Mary’s Stadium this weekend, hoping to overcome last weekend’s heavy defeat against Manchester United and kick-start the season. West Ham currently sit bottom of the Premier League after suffering a heavy 4-0 defeat at Old Trafford: goals from Romelu Lukaku, Anthony Martial and Paul Pogba sealed the […]

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English Premier League Table

# Team P
1 Liverpool 6
2 Arsenal 6
3 Manchester City 4
4 Brighton & Hov… 4
5 Tottenham Hotspur 4
6 AFC Bournemouth 4
7 Sheffield United 4
8 Everton 4
9 Manchester United 3
10 Burnley 3
11 Norwich City 3
12 Leicester City 2
13 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1
14 Crystal Palace 1
15 Chelsea 1
16 West Ham United 1
17 Aston Villa 0
18 Newcastle United 0
19 Southampton 0
20 Watford 0

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