Another game. Another draw. Another 0-0 scoreline.

In what has to be the worst West Ham performance since Slaven Bilic arrived at the club in the summer, there were few positives to take from Sunday’s stalemate with Swansea.

We do have a lot of injuries to key players, and we know that’s the main reason behind our dip in performances and winless run.

However, against Swansea we were flat, devoid of any real goal threat and allowed a manager-less Swansea to control the game for an entire 90 minutes.

And that’s one of the big talking points the lads over at Hammers Chat were discussing after the game, with the midfield three of Alex Song, Mark Noble and Cheikhou Kouyate coming under particular scrutiny.

The three midfielders failed to control the midfield on Sunday, mostly due to the fact they were playing so close to each other, limiting the space around the them to be able to play and start attacks.

As a result, Nikica Jelavic was left even more isolated up front than he should’ve been, while both Mauro Zarate and Enner Valencia provided our best chances of the game after being forced to come in from wide and create something – mostly because no one else was doing that.

Geo, Kris and Charlie also speak about Slaven Bilic’s substitutions, his decision not to give more of an opportunity to the in-form U21 players and much, much more.

So make sure you watch their post-Swansea chat – Talk A Good Game – below, and subscribe to their YouTube channel here >> Hammers Chat.

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  1. You are spot on mate.

    But it’s not just the midfield that simply had to do better and I couldn’t agree more that this was a very poor performance indeed.

    What is particularly annoying is that we made a manager less team devoid of confidence and third from bottom look like world beaters! And our lack of a cutting edge allowed them to dictate the tempo of the game.

    For If we had shown even half the same attacking intent and verve as was shown in the Man U and Stoke games, we would have won this one at a canter.
    I think it says it all when our best players on the day were Ginge, Ogbonna and Adrian.

    Finally, I have to say that jelovic has proven to be the player we all feared he would be.
    He was so off the pace of the game it was embarrassing and imo cost us the match by managing to totally fcuk up two guilt edged chances.

    How he never squared the ball to any number of on rushing teammates just beggars belief.
    If we are to make the steps we have supposedly made this season then we should be putting teams in the position of Swansea, too the sword. Regardless of any injury worries

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