Did Slow Joe Get A Bit Of Mo Jo Back During Hammers Defeat?

Joe Hart desperately needed a good performance for West Ham in the cup game against Arsenal at the Emirates last night in order to keep alive his chance of being England's goal keeper at this year's FIFA World Cup finals in Russia. In a drab game that saw West Ham register NO shots on target despite having Hernandez, Ayew, Carroll, 'Elbows' and Sakho on at various points in the 1 - 0 defeat by Arsenal.

Arsenal FC v West Ham United Team 'Elk' Cup Team Sheets

Arsenal: Ospina, Debuchy, Chambers, Holding, Kolasinac, Coquelin, Elneny, Willock, Walcott, Giroud, Welbeck Subs: Macey, Sheaf, DaSilva, Reine-Adelaide, Nelson, Akpom, Nketiah
West Ham : Hart, Rice, Reid, Collins, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Masuaku, Obiang, Quina, Ayew, Hernandez Subs: Adrian, Zabaleta, Makasi, Haksabanovic, Arnautovic, Sakho, Carroll

FA To Review Manuel Lanzini 'Dive' AND Stoke City Manager

The FA review panel will sit today at Lancaster Gate in order to decide whether Hammers' talisman Manuel Lanzini was guilty of 'simulation in order to gain a pernicious advantage by deceiving the match officials'. That's quite a mouth full, but no where near the mouth full that beleaguered Stoke City boss Mark 'Sparky' Hughes gave to his ex-striker turned pantomime villain Marco 'Elbows' Arnoutovic.

Stoke City FC v West Ham United Team Sheets

Stoke City: Butland, Cameron, Shawcross, Wimmer, Pieters, Shaqiri, Fletcher, Allen, Sobhi ,Diouf, Crouch, Subs: Berahino, Choupo-Moting, Tymon, Adam, Ngoy, Grant, Edwards
West Ham: Adrian, Cresswell, Zabaleta, Obiang, Ogbonna, Collins, Antonio, Noble Masuaku, Lanzini. Arnautovic .Subs: Hart, Ayew, Sakho, Haksabanovic, Hernandez, Rice, Makasi

Blow Out! Exhaustion And Injury Update From West Ham

West Ham United's Kiwi warrior Winston Reid is suspended for the upcoming game away to Mark Hughes' Stoke City side having picked up his 5th yellow card for the season during the combative draw against Arsenal at the London Stadium. With Peter Crouch likely to feature Reid's ability to keep attackers in his pocket will surely be missed, however the Ginger Pele James Collins is available as is Declan Rice, both good centre backs, Rice has pace whereas 'Ginge' has experience.

West Ham United v Arsenal FC Team Sheets

West Ham: Adrian, Cresswell, Zabaleta, Obiang, Ogbonna, Reid, Antonio, Noble Masuaku, Lanzini. Arnautovic .Subs: Hart, Ayew, Sakho, Carroll, Hernandez, Rice
Arsenal: Cech, Bellerin, Koscielny, Holding, Monreal, Kolasinac, Xhaka, Wilshire, Lacazette, Ozil, Giroud. Subs: Sanchez, others to be confirmed.
NB: Amendments may be made once we arrive at the London Stadium

Will Moyes Recall Oxford From Borussia Mönchengladbach?

Reece Oxford started his FIRST match for Borussia Mönchengladbach in the Bundesliga, the West Ham starlet went on loan to the German club for twelve months with the possibility of a further twelve months if all parties agreed. The idea was to give Oxford plenty of competitive football but away from the glare of the UK, and despite the coach at Borussia saying how pleased they are with the England U-19 player even intimating that they would like the loan to be turned into a permanent deal, the fact is that the young Hammer is not getting any game time!

Hammer Time As Blue Flag Inserted In Opposition's Proverbial

Now the dust has settled a little following West Ham United's vital victory over London rivals and last season's champions Chelsea, fans are beginning to believe in David Moyes' appointment as manager and in his ability to guide the club to Premier League safety.

West Ham United v Chelsea FC Team Sheets confirmed

West Ham: Adrian, Cresswell, Zabaleta, Obiang, Ogbonna, Reid, Antonio, Noble Masuaku, Lanzini. Arnautovic .Subs: Hart, Ayew, Sakho, Carroll, Hernandez, Rice
Chelsea: Courtois Azpilicueta Christensen Cahill Zappacosta Fabregas Kante Bakayoko Alonso E Hazard Morata Subs Caballero Rudiger Pedro Moses Willian Batshuayi Ampadu

Adrian Must Be The Keeper For Derby Clash With Chelsea

Barring catastrophic injury the vast majority of West Ham fans know exactly who should be in goal for the weekend London derby against Chelsea at the London Stadium, the man who performed so well against Manchester City Adrian San Miguel!


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