Declan Rice - The Rising Star

Football is one sports exercise that has successfully achieved a very firm grip on our lives. Present day society cannot complete its narrative without explaining the effects of sports and the most popular sports in the world at present is football. This sport has given the world a lot in entertainment, and has made a lot of financial inroads into people’s lives and in building great business empires.

Crisis, What Crisis? No Zabaleta, No Reid, No Hope?

The last time West Ham United faced this Saturday's visitors Liverpool was on the final home game of last season, the drubbing left a very poor taste in the mouth! Fresh on the heels of nearly snatching defeat from victory at Palace, Slaven Billic's team is going to have to be completely re-jigged at the back with the news that Jose Font has joined James Collins and Winston Reid on the injury list, ally that to Pablo Zabaleta's suspension for having reached his yellow card limit and things look pretty bleak!

Crystal Palace v West Ham United Team Sheets

Crystal Palace: Speroni, Ward, van Aanholt, Tomkins, Dann, Milivojevic, Cabaye, Loftus-Cheek, Schlupp, Townsend, Zaha Subs: Hennessey, Fosu-Mensah, Sako, Delaney, Kelly, Puncheon, Riedewald
West Ham: Hart, Cresswell, Fonte, Zabaleta, Ogbonna, Kouyate, Noble, Fernandes, Lanzini, Ayew, Chicharito Subs: Adrian, Arnautovic, Carroll, Obiang, Masuaku, Antonio, Rice

Away To The Gooners In The 'Elk' Cup - Some Reward!

West Ham United's reward for the stunning 'Elk' Cup fight back from 2-0 down against Tottenham to a thrilling 3-2 victory at Wembley Stadium is an away fixture against Arsenal. The full draw, delayed by several hours was:

Chelsea v AFC Bournemouth
Arsenal v West Ham United
Leicester City v Manchester City
Bristol City v Manchester United

West Ham v Arsenal is due to be played on December 19th, which will cause a bit of a fixture pile up for both clubs, especially Arsenal who also have Europa League matches to contend with.

Tottenham Hotspur v West Ham United Elk Cup Team Sheets

Tottenham Hotspur: Vorm, Trippier, Foyth, Alderweireld, Davies, Rose, Dier, Sissoko, Dele, Son, Llorente. Subs: Gazzaniga, Sanchez, Walker-Peters, Dembele, Winks, Eriksen, Nkoudou.
West Ham United: Adrian, Byram, Ogbonna, Rice, Kouyate, Cresswell, Noble, Fernandes, Lanzini, Ayew, Carroll. Subs: Hart, Fonte, Masuaku, Obiang, Arnautovic, Haksabanovic, Chicharito.

Chaos Before During And After Brighton Match

Football fans in general are used to being treated like 3rd class citizens despite paying out huge amounts of money to support their teams, so it came as no surprise that West Ham United's match against 'newly promoted' Brighton & Hove Albion was switched to the new friday night slot 'engineered' by Sky TV.

West Ham United v Brighton & Hove Albion Team Sheets*

West Ham United: 25 Hart 5 Zabaleta 4 Fonte 2 30 Antonio 14 Obiang 10 Lanzini 8 KouyaFonteMasuaku Arnautovic 17 Hernández Substitutes: 13 Adrian 16 Noble 20 A Ayew 21Ogbonna 26 Masuaku 41Rice 23 Haksabanovic
Brighton & Hove Albion: 1 Ryan 2 Bruno 22 Duffy 5 Dunk 3 Bong 20March 6 Stephens 24 Pröpper 19 Izquierdo 13 Groß 37 Brown Substitutes: 11 Knockaert 17 Murray 18 Goldson 21 Schelotto 26 Krul 29 Suttner 49 Molumby
*Teams to be fully confirmed from the London Stadium around 7pm - Ed

Striker Curse Hits Hammers Yet Again! Sakho Out!

West Ham United fans feared the worst when ex-Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez was reported to have pulled up in training at Rush Green on Tuesday and was immediately sent to the hospital for a scan by worried West Ham medical staff. Chicharito did not return to training with the rest of the first team squad and remained a doubt for Friday night.

Carroll's Costly Cards Can Unleash True West Ham Potential

For lengthy periods of time in the past Andy Carroll being injured meant that the club was left relatively toothless up front, that is not the case now!

Burnley FC v West Ham United Team Sheets

Burnley: 29Pope 2Lowton 5 Tarkowski 6 Mee 23 Ward 37Arfield 4 Cork 16 Defour 12 Brady 13 Hendrick 11Wood Substitutes 3Taylor 9Vokes 10 Barnes 17Berg Gudmundsson 18Westwood 22Lindegaard 28Long
West Ham 25 Hart 5 Zabaleta 4 Fonte 2 Reid 3 Cresswell 30 Antonio 10 Lanzini 8 Kouyaté 7 Arnautovic 9 Carroll 17 Hernández Substitutes:13 Adrian 14 Obiang 15 Sakho 16 Noble 20 A Ayew 21Ogbonna 26 Masuaku
Referee :Stuart Attwell

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