Both Sam Allardyce and Gus Poyet have branded this weekend's clash between West Ham and Sunderland as a 'must-win' game. Poyet takes his bottom-of-the-table Black Cats to fellow strugglers the Hammers. He said: "I think it's like any other next match. The next match is normally the most important especially because of what has happened [.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has criticised the amount of preparation work he has been able to do for this weekend's game against West Ham saying he has only worked with four players ahead of the match. The Blues boss says the international break has left him clueless as to the physical and psychological state [.
West Ham boss Sam Allardyce says his side will need to find top form against Chelsea this weekend or they could find life very difficult. The goal-shy Hammers come up against a Blues side with no shortage of attacking threats. Allardyce is acutely aware that his players will need to be at their very [.
It's just a few days since Manchester United veteran Rio Ferdinand said he would pay to watch Ravel Morrison train now it's clear why. The West Ham midfielder, once of Manchester United, lit up yesterday's England Under-21 training session with this outrageous flying, backheel volley. The lack of noise generated defies the quality of [.
Much of the talk since the Seattle Sounders' season ended has been about whether or not Clint Dempsey will secure an offseason loan, but he is not the only player on the squad that could make a potential move abroad this winter.
West Ham shelled out £17M in the summer for Andy Carroll, and even increased the wages he was getting at Liverpool to a monstrous £100K/week, which is a good example of a club putting all their money on one player but Andy has been out injured all season and hasn't played one minute for [...]
West Ham have cancelled the players' Christmas party to ensure that moving away from the Premier League relegation zone has their full attention over the festive period. Captain Kevin Nolan has scrapped plans for the squad to fly to Dublin for a party. The Daily Mail reports that Nolan, aged 31, announced that the trip [.
It was another confident win for Liverpool as the Reds walked away with a 4-1 win over West Ham on Saturday. The visitors unwittingly aided Liverpool's victory with two own goals whilst Martin Skrtel scored for the Hammers at a point where the game could have ended very differently. Two late efforts from Suarez though (one given to him and one not) meant Liverpool had safely sealed the win and pushed themselves into 2nd place.
The happiest man in England on Saturday was probably Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, as he saw title contenders Chelsea and Manchester City both drop points. The second happiest was Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers, as he saw his side move up to second in the table after beating West Ham 4-1 at Anfield.
Luis Suarez will be expected to extend his scoring record at Anfield with the visit of West Ham who have failed to claim a victory at Anfield in their last 40 attempts and I believe their will be no big change their with a comfortable home victory anticipated.
Luis Suarez (13) has scored one more Barclays Premier League goal than West Ham have as a team (12) this season.
After a brilliant if somewhat solo performance from Liverpool and Luis Suarez against Norwich midweek, the Reds will be looking to continue their streak against West Ham at home this Saturday. This is certainly the kinder half of December for Liverpool and so fans will be hoping for more of the same and another three points wrapped up this weekend.
Possible Liverpool Starting Line-up Against West Ham + Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Games are coming thick and fast in the Premier League and squad depth of Liverpool will be tested now. The Reds face West Ham at Anfield on Saturday lunch-time kick off, where Brendan Rodgers would be hoping to see his side continue playing in the same form that dismantled Norwich City 5-1 on Wednesday.
After two disappointing performances, Chelsea travelled to West Ham knowing that Arsenal had beaten Southampton and stretched their lead over us to seven points. Only a win would do and Chelsea delivered!
All of us have had to sit and wait for the next game to come around to try and forget what we had all witnessed previously.
Chelsea Player Ratings vs. West Ham – Lampard and Oscar Shine - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea cantered to a 3-0 victory against West Ham at Upton Park in the late kick-off at Upton Park. The Blues were always comfortable against their London rivals, with a Frank Lampard double, and an Oscar special giving Chelsea the win.
Tottenham slap £6.5m price tag on Jermain Defoe - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Jermain Defoe broke Martin Chivers' record of 23 goals in European competitions for Tottenham early this month. He has scored in every Europa League game this campaign but surprisingly has only made one Premier League start to the season.
West Ham vs Chelsea: Preview, Team News & Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea travel to Upton Park to face a struggling West Ham side on Saturday where Jose Mourinho will be looking to get back into winning ways in the league, after failing to win their last two league games.
Possible Chelsea Starting XI Against West Ham - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
With the international break done and dusted, we welcome back the Premier League this weekend; and there is plenty to be getting on with. Chelsea travel to West Ham in the late kick-off on Saturday, with Jose Mourinho sweating over a few injuries to key players.
There have been reports lately claiming that the Arsenal midfielder Tomas Rosicky will be the subject of a move from fellow Premier League side West Ham United. It is understood that the veteran midfielder, whose contract is set to expire in the summer, will only be offered a new deal at the Emirates should he [.
West Ham could end their striker shortage with a move for veteran Inter Milan forward Diego Milito. The 34-year-old is out of contract in the summer, so the Hammers will try to secure a cut-price deal for him during the January transfer window. Reports in Italy suggest that the Italian giants would be willing to [.
Charlton midfielder Jordan Cousins is a transfer target for Tottenham and West Ham. The Addicks youngster, who is also comfortable in defence, has burst onto the scene this season. The 19-year-old only signed as a full-time professional two months ago but has since made a big impression. That has grabbed the attention of a number [.
Spurs will demand £6.5m from clubs interested in signing striker Jermain Defoe in January. The England international, reportedly wanted by West Ham, QPR and MLS side Toronto FC, is on the fringes at White Hart Lane. With Roberto Soldado already established as Andre Villas Boas' first-choice forward, Defoe could find himself further down the pecking [.
West Ham are set to move for ex-Manchester United striker Diego Forlan in January. Hammers boss Sam Allardyce is plotting a surprise move for the Uruguayan veteran. The 34-year-old is still remembered fondly at Old Trafford not least thanks to his scoring record against Liverpool during his two-year stay where his name is [.
West Ham are ready to turn to former Manchester City striker Felipe Caicedo to boost their currently non-existent attacking options. The Lokomotiv Moscow forward is out-of-favour at his current club and has indicated that he is ready to move in January. The former Manchester City man is a possible option as the east London side [.
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West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has slammed Liverpool defender Jon Flanagan for a "nasty challenge" on former team-mate Stewart Downing. The Hammers boss claimed his winger has been hosptialised by Flanagan. He said: "Stewart Downing in hospital, having his achilles and his calf stitched up off a nasty challenge from Flanagan.
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Liverpool vs West Ham 4-1 2013 Highlights Demel Skrtel O'Brien OG Sakho Suarez Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Liverpool vs West Ham 2013 ( LFC West Ham United VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Liverpool vs West Ham 4-1 ( Demel OG, O'Brien OG, Sakho, Suarez/ Skrtel OG) [.
PIC: Big Sam talks to the print media ahead of Saturday's #BPL trip to @LFC #COYI http://t.co/QxcwoZE2iS West Ham United FC (@whufc_official) December 6, 2013 West Ham manager Sam Allardyce says stopping Liverpool getting decent service to Luis Suarez will be key to his side's hope of success at Anfield tomorrow.
Stewart Downing rarely posed a threat for Liverpool during his time there, but manager Brendan Rodgers fears he could be a threat against them when he lines up for West Ham this weekend. The ex-Reds winger will face his old club for the first time since his £5m switch to Upton Park in the summer. [.
West Ham striker Carlton Cole hit back with panache after a West Ham fan gave him a backhanded compliment on Twitter. Supporter Ricky Brown called for Cole to be included in the Hammers team to face Chelsea, but couched his team selection advise with the pre-cursor: "As useless as he is..." He kindly tagged Cole's [.
West Ham striker Carlton Cole has blasted the club's website and Twitter account for publishing a video of the Hammers thrashing a young Gillingham side in a behind-closed-doors friendly. The former England international was less than impressed that the Gills' youngsters hammering in a private game had been broadcast to the world.
Rio Ferdinand says Sir Alex Ferguson told him Ravel Morrison was the best youngster he had ever seen. The former Manchester United boss invited his centre-back to watch Morrison training with the youth team to see just how good he was. Ferdinand told BT Sport: "Ever since the first day I saw him, the old [.
Wilfried Zaha and Ravel Morrison have put their on-field bust-up behind them, according to England Under-21 boss Gareth Southgate. The pair clashed during last month's win over Lithuania but Southgate said the problem was resolved immediately after the final whistle.
West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has accused Tottenham counterpart Andre Villas Boas of showing "immaturity" in his handling of the media. The Spurs boss suggested that some of the coverage following his side's 6-0 thrashing at Manchester City last week had been agenda-driven. But Allardyce had criticised the Portuguese's handling of the situation.
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West Ham vs Chelsea 0-3 Goals 2013 Highlights Lampard Oscar Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter West Ham vs Chelsea 2013 ( WHUFC Chelsea VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- West Ham vs Chelsea 0-3 ( Lampard*2, Oscar) Upton Park, London- 23 November, 2013- 17.