It doesn’t feel like that long since the Premier League finished with that glorious win at Watford, but fans are already less than a week away from discovering the fixture list for next season.
The club asked who supporters would like to see the club come up against with this tweet:
— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) June 6, 2019
Many claim that who a club plays at certain times of a season doesn’t matter, but West Ham showed that to be untrue this season.
Having struggled at the start, partly because of the tough fixtures at the beginning, Pellegrini already had people questioning his position after just four games – and it would arguably have seen the club in a very different position to the one they are in now had the club acted at the time.
With that in mind, Hammers fans will be hoping for a bit of a kinder start to the upcoming campaign, though not all of them are convinced this will be the case.
Teams many Hammers fans will likely be specifically looking out for include Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City, Sheffield United and any of the other London clubs.
A selection of Twitter reaction to the upcoming fixture list release, including posts from pessimistic West Ham fans, can be seen below:
Sheffield United at home. Every seat gets a Tevez mask.
— Adam Leatherbarrow (@Adam_MC1R) June 6, 2019
Palace! Nice, easy three points to start with and build from that…
— The Notorious MJD (@SUPERM4RK) June 6, 2019
You know it’s going to be Man City away
— Forever West Ham (@ForeverWestHam4) June 6, 2019
Arsenal. Their season always starts in round 2.
— Finegan Gringleberry (@FinGringle) June 7, 2019
Anyone outside the top 6 at home
— Chris (@rsstanford88) June 6, 2019
Well the Premier league hate us so expect something difficult, I just hope not Liverpool or City again, could do with something a little easier and less nerve shredding after last year’s start.
— Samuel Kirkwood (@SKirky7) June 6, 2019
Don’t care who we get as long as it’s at home Coyis
— firstname.lastname@example.org (@mickjstephenson) June 7, 2019
TOTTENHAM of course !!!!!
— Richard Scott (@RichardIanScott) June 7, 2019