West Ham host Brentford in the Premier League for the first-ever time on Sunday afternoon.
David Moyes’ side will be looking to continue their strong start to the 2021/2022 campaign, which has seen them lost just one of their nine outings in all competitions.
Brentford have enjoyed an impressive start to life as a top-flight outfit, losing just one of their first six Premier League games.
So this game has the potential to be a very interesting match-up as both clubs look to continue their good run of form, and here are some more stats to whet your appetite before the 2pm kick-off.
There’s some serious pub ammo in here…
1993 – The last time West Ham and Brentford met in the league was back in April 1993. West Ham ran out 4-0 winners.
199 – David Moyes will be hoping to avoid joining Sam Allardyce, Steve Bruce and Harry Redknapp in the 200 club for Premier League matches lost as a manager. He’s currently on 199.
47.30% – However, Moyes’ current win percentage (all competitions) of 47.30% in his second Hammers spell is the best of any manager in West Ham’s history. If you combine his two spells, Moyes has a win percentage of 41.90%, which puts him only behind Billy Bonds (43.61%).
2 – The Hammers have kept just two clean sheets in their last 17 Premier League matches.
14 – Maximum points against Brentford will put West Ham on 14 points, which would be their highest points tally after seven games in a top-flight campaign since 1983/1984.
4 – But West Ham don’t fare well when facing teams for the first-ever time in the Premier League. They’ve lost their previous four.
25 – Despite being the Premier League new boys, Brentford have only trailed for 25 minutes in league matches this season, which is fewer than any other side.
2 – However, they don’t travel well in the capital, winning just two of their last 13 league matches against London clubs (D6, L5).
26 – London Stadium is fast becoming a fortress, with West Ham’s home points tally of 26 in 2021 only bettered by Manchester City and Tottenham.
8 – Michail Antonio has been involved in eight of the Hammers’ 13 Premier League goals this season (5G, 3A).
4 – By avoiding defeat, Brentford will become the first team to go unbeaten in their first four away Premier League matches ever since Hull City in 2008/2009.
99 – This will be West Ham’s 99th Premier League match at London Stadium (W40, D23, L35), the 100th will be against Tottenham later this month.
168 – If he features, Angelo Ogbonna will leapfrog Winston Reid (167) into the top 10 of Premier League appearances for the Hammers with 168.