West Ham: A Statistical Paradox

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After a fine start to the season we fell away after Christmas, but West Ham ended the season in a surprising ninth place, and with 12 more points than the previous year. However, the underlying statistics paint a confusing picture.

Despite finishing ninth, West Ham boasted a goal difference of -14, the sixth-worst in the Premier league. They also conceded a staggering 74 goals, only surpassed by the three relegated teams. This defensive weakness raises questions about how they managed to secure a top-half finish.

Despite the defensive issues, there’s a sense of optimism surrounding West Ham. Like him or loathe him, David Moyes left the club in a considerably better position than when he arrived. He delivered a European title (Europa Conference League) and assembled a talented attacking force.

West Ham fans are now looking forward to the Julen Lopetegui era. Our primary hope is that the new manager can unlock the true potential of our attacking players, potentially leading to a more balanced and successful team

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  • Darkhorse99 says:

    With such a poor defensive record, it highlights that Moyes never learnt , when a change of tactics was required

  • John Ayris says:

    Chelsea 5-0 West Ham. Palace 5-2 West Ham. West Ham 0-6 Arsenal. Fulham 5-0 West Ham. Villa 4-1 West Ham. There’s 25 goals conceded in just five games. There’s the reason for the high number conceded.

    • Graham De Roy says:

      No manager could survive that record. His time was done.

      • Wag says:

        Moyes league results been filth for the last two seasons, shd have been sacked a long time ago

  • Old Git says:

    4 wins from his last 25 games was appallingly bad and maybe the worse in the premier.

  • Bonzo says:

    Lopetegui needs to unlock the defensive potential really doesn’t he, since the attacking potential was there already. It’s the defence that needs to improve.

  • Ian says:

    To say that Moyes has left west ham in a better position than when he joined ( a constantly repeated cliché. ) is a big exaggeration, please give your readers more credit
    or explain yourself better while sticking to the FACTS.

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