By Sean Whetstone
West Ham’s away win at Stamford Bridge this afternoon means the Hammers have climbed four places to 13th place in the Premier League table. The Irons are just three points off Wolves in sixth place who we play on Wednesday evening.
The stats truly showing the big issue – or one of them – facing the Hammers right now -taking the chances they manage to create.chances.
West Ham supporters are already suggesting and hoping that Spurs loss could be the Irons gain by replacing Manuel Pellegrini with Mauricio Pochettino.
It is easy to blame the manager, the players, the backroom staff, the director of football or the board but it doesn’t solve what the actual problem is for West Ham at the moment.
We may not be happy with no wins in five for the Hammers and our expectations of Manuel Pellegrini may be at an all-time low at the moment but the reality is that the owners won’t be pulling the trigger in a knee jerk reaction any time soon and I fully expect the 66-year-old Chilean to see out his full contract.
I hate to say I told you so but I told you so!
Newcastle sits just one place and one point above the relegation zone in 17th place in the Premier League, their manager Steve Bruce is already under pressure and not a popular choice among the fan base while the owner Mike Ashley remains ass popular as ever.