Chelsea entertain West Ham United in the first game on Boxing day and it promises to be an intriguingAi??encounter as both sides have had impressive campaigns so far and will want to stay where they are. Last time the two sides met, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho accused West Ham of playing ’19th-century football’ after Sam Allardyce’s side took a very defensive approachAi??in the 0-0 draw that transpired at Stamford Bridge. This time, it could get even more harder as the Hammers have even better defensively this season compared to the last campaign as they have conceded just 19 goals and find themselves in the top four; the first time since 1985. Chelsea have won their last two games in the league after the defeat to Newcastle and have done so without playing at their best. Mourinho’s men beat Stoke City in their last game and made it look really easy despite playing at the Britannia. West Ham could provide a […]

New Zealand international Winston Reidai??i??s contract expires at the end of the season. West Ham boss Sam Allardyce has placed a A?20 million price tag on New Zealand defender Winston Reid even though the defender could be available for free next summer. Reid has been a regular in the Hammers team and has been a major protagonist to their superb start this season which has seen them climb all the way up to fourth in the table. The centre back has not yet committed to a new deal and, with his contract expiring at the end of the season, has been linked with a January move to Arsenal or Liverpool. However, Allardyce has revealed he has no plans to sell Reid during the upcoming transfer window ai??i?? unless another club decides to splash the cash. “He ainai??i??t going anywhere. He is not going anywhere unless someone bids A?20m or something like that,” said Allardyce. “There is obviously not a lot […]

West Ham United V Tottenham Hotspur Upton Park, London Ai?? Ai?? Ai?? Ai?? Ai?? Ai?? Ai?? Ai?? Ai?? Ai?? Ai?? Ai?? Ai?? Ai?? Ai?? Ai?? Ai?? Ai??August 16, 2014, Saturday, 2:00 GMT The premier League 2014-15 seasons is to kick off and what better way to start than a local London derby. Tottenham Hotspur travel to Upton Park to face their rivals the Hammers. Tottenham begin yet another season with a new manager in the form of Mauricio Pochettino from Southampton. West Ham on the other hand are a team that doesnai??i??t usually perform too well in the Premier League but have somewhat of a track record in ruining big teamai??i??s winning streaks. This game is an open free for all and anyoneai??i??s to win. Team News and Tactics West Ham The Hammers have always been a tough side to beat at home and with Sam Allardyce at their Helm has always been a fortress thatai??i??s difficult to conquer. Big […]