West Ham v Chelsea: One big game, five big questions

The most alarming thing about West Ham United’s four consecutive Premier League defeats was how closely their tactics mirrored Manuel Pellegrini’s final two years at Manchester City. At the Etihad the Chilean’s stubborn refusal to change tack despite the glaring flaws – a wide-open formation, an under-stocked midfield, ageing full-backs – led to a damning…

Cheeky Punt: Backing Liverpool, Man United and Arsenal

Fulham v Watford Slavisa Jokanovic’s side have enough quality to claim just their second Premier League win of the season by beating Watford in Saturday’s early kick-off. Aleksandar Mitrovic will again be tasked with supplying the goals but don’t sleep on young Tom Cairney. The attacking midfielder, hair like an out of control carrier bag,…

Report: £100k-per-week PL player open to West Ham move

Report: £100k-per-week PL player open to West Ham move – originally posted on Sportslens.com According to reports from Transfer Market Web, West Ham were keeping tabs on Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata over the summer and the Hammers could potentially move for him on loan in January. The 25-year-old joined the Blues in 2017 but has…

Gossip: Morata to West Ham, Prem trio given Barca boost

MOR, MOR, MOR We tend to avoid rumours from the likes of TRANSFER market WEB, what with their weird capitalisation and frankly appalling track record. But football has returned, and so the need for transfer speculation has dissipated somewhat. They carry the can while others hold off until the next international break. Their latest claim…

One player each Premier League club can’t afford to lose…

Arsenal: Nacho Monreal According to erstwhile manager Arsene Wenger, the Spaniard is Arsenal’s “silent leader”. To new boss Unai Emery, Monreal is his only fit left-back, with Sead Kolasinac and Ainsley Maitland-Niles, who started the opening games of the season, both ruled out until next month.   Bournemouth: Ryan Fraser The left-winger is on fire…