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I’m the Boss: Attack should be our first line of defence

Welcome to our new ‘I’m the Boss’ feature in which I’ll be analysing Bilic’s tactics and performances each week, before picking my own line up for following weeks fixture. Our opening fixture away at Manchester United was always going to be a tough ask but what’s most worrying was the manner of the collapse in the second half and also the limited number of attempts on De Gea. Bilic set out a 4-5-1 with new boy Chicharito leading the line. Whilst I would…

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West Ham set to battle with Premier League duo for Barcelona attacker

According to reports in Spain, West Ham United are one of three Premier League sides vying to sign Barcelona wonder kid Munir El Haddadi. Spanish media outlet Sport (reported via Sport Witness) believe that West Ham United, Southampton and Crystal Palace are all ready to launch a bid for Munir. Barcelona are willing to sell the […]

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Premier League 2017-18: West Ham unable to play at home until September

• Stadium will not be ready after World Athletics Championships • Chelsea start title defence at home to Burnley, while Spurs begin at Newcastle West Ham United will be unable to play their first scheduled home match of the season against Southampton on 19 August because the London Stadium will not be ready after hosting the world athletics championships this summer. The athletics finish on Sunday 13 August and West Ham confirmed after the Premier League fixtures for 2017-18 had been released that their …

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West Ham and Southampton chasing 11-goal striker

With the summer transfer window set to open shortly, West Ham United have been linked with a number of strikers. This season, Andy Carroll and Diafra Sakho have struggled with persistent injuries while Jonathan Calleri and Simone Zaza scraped one deflected goal between the two of them. It is evidently clear that strikers are at […]

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Premier League: 10 talking points from the final weekend’s action

Jürgen Klopp must reinstate fear factor at Anfield; Southampton’s expectation levels threaten Claude Puel; Antonio Conte sees Arsenal as FA Cup favourites Ronald Koeman was not in the mood to bite when the issue of Ross Barkley’s present and future was presented to him at the end of a flip-flop, relaxed, season-wind-down at Arsenal. Koeman gives the impression he would not be too fussed if an enigmatic homegrown talent headed…

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West Ham’s André Ayew spoils Burnley’s end-of-season party

André Ayew headed a second-half winner as West Ham United gatecrashed Burnley’s party by snatching a 2-1 victory at Turf Moor. Already assured of Premier League survival and their highest finish since 1975 the Clarets were in the mood to celebrate on the final day and Sam Vokes enlivened the atmosphere further by putting them ahead. Related: Peter Crouch heads Stoke to victory over wasteful Southampton Related: Vodafone pulls out of £20m naming-rights deal for

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Premier League 2016-17 fans’ verdicts part two: Manchester Utd to West Ham

Featuring: Southampton’s record signings; why Stoke need change; and the manager who makes Eeyore sound like Norman Wisdom on nitrous oxide Part 1: Arsenal to Manchester City Pre-season prediction 1st ; Position now 6th Continue reading…

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Fonte furious over Southampton exit ‘lies’

The veteran defender says his “conscience is very clear” regarding the move that saw him depart St Mary’s little over a month ago

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Andy Carroll inspires West Ham fightback to stun Southampton

There are ways and means of winning matches in the Premier League and in condemning Southampton to their sixth defeat in seven matches, Slaven Bilic taught Claude Puel a severe lesson. The Saints have their moments and those moments can be bewitching. Manolo Gabbiadini’s debut goal was one such, the £14m striker smashing home off the bar from an acute angle to give his side a 12th-minute lead. But in certain …

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Transfer window: five players who should interest Premier League clubs

Conor Hourihane could do a job for Sunderland or Middlesbrough and Manchester City should be bidding for Virgil van Dijk and Ederson Moraes By Martin Laurence for WhoScored? , part of the Guardian Sport Network It takes any goalkeeper time to readjust to a new league but Claudio Bravo’s first few months at Manchester City have been poor enough for a number of keepers to be linked with his position. If Pep Guardiola does…

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Premier League: 10 things to look out for in Boxing Day and festive fixtures

Leicester hope to party like it’s 1963, Liverpool must find a way to stop Joe Allen scoring and it is eight years since Phil Brown’s infamous Hull City team talk Every year for more than half a century folks have been hoping for a repeat of the Boxing Day fun of 1963, when the 10 top-flight fixtures produced a record tally of 66 goals. We can’t get an exact repeat of that this year because half of the teams who were in the First Division…

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Stats Based Betting: Manchester United to overcome Arsenal and Liverpool to win from behind

Al Hain-Cole has used the latest Opta statistics as the inspiration to come up with a selection for every Premier League game taking place this weekend

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Southampton’s Ryan Bertrand impresses against West Ham’s faltering defence

The left-back’s attacking mind-set was noticeable in contrast to West Ham’s Álvaro Arbeloa and Havard Nordtveit, who were pinned back and made to suffer The 3-0 scoreline did not do justice to the superiority Southampton enjoyed over West Ham, with the visitors creating a huge number of chances and only Hammers goalkeeper Adrian keeping the scoreline respectable. Claude Puel’s team were better in almost every department – but the greatest contrast was at full-back. Both Aaron Cresswell and…

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West Ham restore order off the field but are in disarray on it

West Ham took steps to ensure there was no disorder in the stands but the team was in chaos on the pitch during the 3-0 defeat by Southampton There was some good news for West Ham United on Sunday. Segregation between home and away supporters was effective, well stewarded and looked like the kind of precaution that might normally be put in place at a Premier League match. Not only that, but there were 950 stewards at work around the…

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Bilic: West Ham have to change, following 3-0 loss to Southampton – video

Slaven Bilic, the West Ham United manager, and Claude Puel the Southampton United manager, give their reactions after The Saints beat the Hammers 3-0 at the London Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Slaven Bilic says his team must change their approach after a string of defeats. Puel is positive about Southampton’s performance Charlie Austin maintains his hot goal streak as Southampton beat West Ham Continue reading…

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West Ham United v Southampton: Premier League – live!

Minute-by-minute updates from the London Stadium Mark Noble: ‘Sometimes everything that could go wrong goes wrong’ Email daniel.harris.casual@theguardian.com or tweet: @DanielHarris 1.54pm BST Moving is a pain in the arse. Not as acute a pain in arse as is used to justify the tedious patter, prolonged whinging and laughable rage that come with it, but pain in the arse nonetheless. But even when it’s all over…

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West Ham v Southampton – Preview, team news and predictions

West Ham United vs Southampton Preview: History, Key Battles, Team news and More This article was originally published on 90min.com. West Ham World is a platform that allows fans to express their opinions on a grander scale. The views in this article are not necessarily those of West Ham World, but we ask you to

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Watford in stunning comeback as they hit four to shock West Ham

Walter Mazzarri’s Watford came back from two goals down to claim their first three points of the season in a match that had great goals, terrible defending and the unfortunate sight of fighting in the stands of the Olympic Stadium. West Ham confirmed that supporters had been ejected from the ground after a dispute broke out not just between rival supporters but groups of home fans, unhappy at the seating arrangements in the club’s new stadium. Many …

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Ten young Premier League players who could make 2016-17 their season

Tottenham’s Josh Onomah, Middlesbrough’s Ben Gibson and Liverpool winger Sheyi Ojo are among the players aged 23 and under who can make a big impact Tottenham Age 19, Midfielder Continue reading…

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West Ham enter race for £15m-rated Prem star

West Ham have joined Manchester United in the race for Southampton forward Sadio Mane, as reported by the Brentwood Gazette. David Gold and David Sullivan have made it no secret that they are willing to spend big this summer, in order to ensure the squad is fully prepared to compete on all fronts during its

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Football transfer rumours: Sadio Mané to Manchester United in Memphis Depay swap?

Today’s fluff is searching for steel With Roberto Martínez on borrowed time at Everton, the Mirror has declared that Mark Hughes is being considered as his successor for the Goodison Park hot seat. The Stoke City manager spent two seasons at Everton during the twilight years of his playing career, scoring only once in 18 appearances after signing as a 36-year-old. The Stoke Sentinel reports that Hughes’s current charge Marko Arnautovic…

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Premier League, FA Cup semi-finals and Championship : 10 things to look out for

Rafael Benítez can expect a warm Anfield welcome, Claudio Ranieri’s striking conundrum and crunch time in the Championship • Vardy accepts FA charge but hopes to avoid extended ban • Leicester and Tottenham dominate PFA Premier League team of the year • Everton’s Funes Mori issues apology for red card against Liverpool • ‘We’ve shown we can fight,’ says Newcastle’s Benítez • Kane: Tottenham striker fired by one-season wonder critics • Leicester and Tottenham dominate…

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Premier League: talking points from the weekend’s action

Louis van Gaal’s luck may finally be changing, Norwich may have found a blueprint to tackle Leicester, and Aston Villa are too bad to stay up Who knows what is next for Louis van Gaal’s hugely unpredictable Manchester United – but perhaps the Dutchman’s luck is changing. And changing big time: opportunity only knocked for Marcus Rashford when Anthony Martial went down injured in the warm-up against Midtjylland. Fast…

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Bilic ‘gutted’ with defeat to Southampton

Croatian manager Slaven Bilic was frustrated with the way West Ham started the game and then failed to take advantage of 10-man Southampton

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Maya Yoshida celebrates as 10-man Southampton keep out West Ham

Another clean sheet and, most important, another win for Southampton. Victor Wanyama’s avoidable sending-off in the 54th minute meant they had to withstand a barrage of West Ham United pressure but the resurgence of Ronald Koeman’s team since the turn of the year shows no sign of abating thanks to Maya Yoshida’s early goal. This victory made it 13 points from the last 15 and suddenly a top-six place is in Southampton’s sights. They have still not conceded since Fraser Forster made…

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The Dozen: midweek’s best Premier League photos

We round up our favourite pictures from the two nights of exciting matches in England’s top flight Continue reading…

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English Premier League Table

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

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