West Ham United had a largely forgettable time last year.
They stood 10th in the Premier League with 15 wins, seven draws, and 16 defeats. The Hammers showcase their brilliance in patches but lacked consistency and purpose. A thumping 8-0 victory against Macclesfield Town in September last year was a major highlight for the fans and supporters of the club.
In all fairness, it was a season of missed opportunities for The Hammers. They showcased a lot of promise but failed to seize several key moments during the course of the tournament. Simply put, it was a season of countless missed opportunities for West Ham United.
A brand new season of the Premier League has just dawned on us. Like all other teams in the tournament, West United would also like to gain some much-needed momentum early on in the tournament. Fans and supporters will be treated to some breathtaking sporting action. It is time to get your West Ham hospitality packages booked as soon as you can.
The club would certainly be aiming for a top-five finish this season. A lot of fresh talent has been recruited this season in order to add a tinge of freshness into the squad. Here’s a list of players that have been roped in by the club for the 2019-20 season:
- Sébastien Haller (Centre-Forward)
- Pablo Fornals (Attacking Midfield)
- Albian Ajeti (Centre-Forward)
- Roberto (from Espanyol)
- David Martin (from Millwall)
- Goncalo Cardoso (from Boavista)
Things to note:
West Ham have Declan Rice, the sixth-best outfield player across Europe’s top five divisions for spearheading ball recoveries. Only Wilfred Ndidi of Leicester City FC had a better ball recovery rate than Rice during the 2018-19 season.
Ball recovery would mean nothing if West Ham go on to squander ball possession. In Felipe Anderson, the Hammers have sixth-most prolific dribbler. The man lad from Brazil completed 76 take-ons in the 2018-19 season.
Goal scoring happens to be a major pain point
Last season, Marko Arnautović was the club’s most prolific scorer across competitions. The Austrian led the club’s scoring charts with 10 Premier League goals. Felipe Anderson was the second-best goalscorer behind Marko with nine Premier League goals.
In all fairness, The Hammers need a striker who can spearhead the club’s attacking lines. In recent times, the club has lacked a striker who can score 20-25 goals in a single Premier League season.
- Can the ‘Bulldozer’ make his presence felt this season?
In order to bolster the club’s forward line, Pellegrini has roped in Sebastien Haller (nicknamed the “bulldozer” by Bayern Munich boss Niko Kovak). He has the ability to score goals completely against the run of play. It would be interesting to see Haller’s approach in the 2019-20 season. A lot would depend on the Frenchman this time around. If you wish to see this lad from France in action, then book your corporate hospitality tickets right away.
Reaching the London Stadium
Take a train or tube and reach the Stratford Station as the West Ham Station is bound to be jam-packed on matchdays. The supporters are advised to find alternative direct routes to Stratford Station.
Stratford Station is served by the following services
- Central Line services
Stratford Bus Station happens to be located near Stratford Station. A number buses operate in and around the area: 25, 86, 97, 104, 108, 158, etc.
Life saver tip: Parking spaces are not available inside the London Stadium
Stadium Store timings
9.30am to 5pm (Mon-Fri)
9am to 5pm (Sat)
11am to 5pm (Sun)