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West Ham

Manager: Manuel Pellegrini

Last season: 1oth   

key player 

Many will say Felipe Anderson who can be a match winner, however, key player could be A Yarmolenko who was just beginning to settle in English football last season when unfortunately, was injured and side lined for the entire campaign. Fit again should bring goals, pace and skill to the side.

SIGNINGS SO FAR

Matt Smith – Forward from QPR

Pablo Fornals 

Roberto

David Martin 

Sebastien Haller 

Having signed two goalkeepers to replace the outgoing Adrian both of whom will be squad players and back up to Fabianski the highlight could be either Fornals or Haller both of whom could have a major impact on the team. Hammers have a disappointing list of Strikers for many seasons so here is hoping that Haller can finally be the signing to get the goals. 

Who TO SIGN

We needed a Striker and that box is ticked (hopefully), however, one further Striker is required I would have taken a gamble on Daniel Sturridge but possibly we could take Danny Welbeck for nothing. A Left Back is needed as cover and/or to replace Aaron Cresswell. 

EXPECTED FINISH

Expect to finish in the Top 10 again, however, see no reason why the team cannot push for 7th or 8th place finish. Why? We have a very good Manager and have many talented players within the squad they just need to improve on consistency and travel better. The Top 6 will remain as is potentially for the foreseeable future, however, 7th down is up for grabs for about 10 of the remaining 14 teams. 

EXCITING GAME

Look forward to every game but probably Tottenham Hotspur is one of the highlights of the season. 

TROPHY?

West Ham never expect to win a trophy!! Once you get to the latter stages of the Cup it becomes available to anyone you just need a bit of luck or the right draw. We will take the League Cup!!