Mark Lawrenson is never anything other than predictable and it comes as no surprise to see his prediction for the match at the Emirates this weekend – a home win.
West Ham are introducing as strict a vow of silence as possible over the widely discussed takeover along with player purchases.
West Ham and Burnley are locked into a James Tarkowski stand-off with the Hammers claiming they have made a final £35 million offer which includes £5 million of add ons.
West Ham’s board face the tensest six weeks of their ownership with the American consortium ready to mount a new hostile bid for the club given if things go entirely wrong during a hugely sent of difficult fixtures.
Hugh hands out the marks
West Ham 3 Charlton 0
Ryan Fredericks produced one of the team’s better performances against Newcastle and looks certain to hold down his place in the upcoming Arsenal game.