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Covering West Ham United
Jack Elderton – I wanted to do a quick piece on the site (it’s been a while!) to explain some of the changes that happened in the second half of the Newcastle game and look at how a shift towards a more conservative defensive approach from David Moyes worked in tandem with a box-bombing Dan…
It was another positive week at West Ham with a win over Freiburg in the Europa League and a 2-2 draw against Newcastle on Sunday. Jack and Cal discuss Peter Bankes, Mohammed Kudus’ impact, tactical changes that brought Newcastle joy in the second half, and Lucas Paqueta’s newfound form as a last-20-minutes-striker.
West Ham returned to winning ways in the Premier League with a 2-0 victory over Sheffield United at the weekend. Jack and Cal discuss revitalisation of the right-hand-side, Kudus’ performances in claret and blue so far, and preview upcoming fixtures against Freiburg and Newcastle.
West Ham lost a second Premier League game on the bounce with a 3-1 defeat at Anfield. Jack and Cal discuss the team’s continued impressive press negation and ability to complete build-up, Paqueta and Emerson’s fantastic relationship down the left, and the impact of a lack of physicality in second halves after substitutions are made.