West Ham three points off sixth place


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 board decided to keep their nerve and not sack their manager to wait if he can turn things around.

Granted today was just one game against a poor Chelsea side but it is our first away League win at Stamford bridge in 17 years and Chelsea’s first loss at home in 15 games with Liverpool the last team to overturn them at home.

Pellegrini is not out of the woods yet but improved results between now and the end of December could mean he remains our manager for at least the remainder of the season and maybe beyond.

Not only did West Ham look defensively solid with Ogbonna and Balbuena in the centre of defense but Martin grew into his role giving the whole team confidence.

Dropping Haller from the start and bringing Fornals was another brave move by the manager but it paid off.  Antonio has another great game and Fornals had the best perfomance in a West Ham shirt to show he might just make it in the Premier League. after all

Maybe today’s result will keep the Pellegrini out brigade quiet for at least five days 😉

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  • AD says:

    Talk about getting carried away after one win mate… there are seven teams in between us and Wolves, who are almost all ‘less than 3 points off sixth place’…You make it sounds like we’ve all been in a bad dream and woke up to find out the season is actually going well…

  • Alf says:

    Far too carried away fella… your like the other bloke on here, forgets what he’s put in his previous posts, the talks the complete opposite in the next one.

    You’ve made to sound like everything is rosey again, it’s delusional. Be realistic we are aiming to finish 10th at best.

  • mojen says:

    Poor Chelsea side ? one swallow doesnt make a summer as they say – but poor chelsea side ! Give west ham some credit ! Any side we beat must be poor then.

  • Hammer64 says:

    And 4 off the relegation zone…..amazing what you can do with statistics.

  • mark wiggins says:

    I’m going to enjoy the win rather then moan , well done to the lads for a good performance . Well done Martin and all the lads and pleased for MP let’s stick together and try and do that against Wolves . Well done ⚒

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