After struggling to 13th place in the Premier League last season, on only 42 points, West Ham’s owners spent big this pre-season, securing some very talented players and a new manager. Manuel Pellegrini had great success with Man City in his previous stint in the Premier League, and the Hammers were hopeful he could lift West Ham up into European contention.
The season did not get off to a good start, and after four matches West Ham were pointless at the bottom of the table, win no wins out of four. At this point many started questioning the spending, and Pellegrini’s management, but a great away win at Everton, a good home point against Chelsea, and then a headline grabbing 3-1 win at home against Man Utd lifted the mood. This lifted the hammers into mid-table, but back to back defeats to Brighton and Spurs have take the wind out of the Hammers sales temporarily.