West Ham & # 39; s fantastic four by Felipe Anderson, Manuel Lanzini, Andriy Yarmolenko and Sebastien Haller spark new hopes for the club
- West Ham now has a creative, aggressive attack and potent
- Felipe Anderson & # 39; s direct runs spinning back defenses and ensuring full backs
- Yarmolenko & # 39; s anticipation as inside- forward is the reason that he [19459007
The Caller at BBC 5Live's 606 program that said West Ham may finish in the top four of the Premier League may have been a little misguided, but it's not surprising to suggest that Manuel Pellegrini & # 39; s side can qualify for the next season Europa League .
OK, it's just two wins out of four, looking like a side of Norwich unable to stop quick counter-attacks and now hitting 10 goals, but this West Ham side seems like something different from previous seasons.
In Felipe Anderson, Manuel Lanzini, Andriy Yarmolenko and Sebastien Haller, West Ham have an attack that is creative, aggressive and powerful. It is not one-dimensional. They each offer a different option. Anderson's direct runs help push back defenses and disrupt full-backs, as young Max Aarons found here.
Lanzini's creative edge is what sets him apart from the rest. He had more chances on goal on Saturday than any other player.
Yarmolenko & # 39; s anticipation as an inside-forward is the reason he scored West Ham's second: an instinctive burst seconds after his first attempt fired the post after Norwich's cheap defense.
Then you come to Haller. What can you say
Three goals in three Premier League games. Worth West Ham who broke their transfer record when they bought it for £ 45 million from Eintracht Frankfurt? It starts to look like this. He has the aggressive nature of a poacher, the one who just has to come before the defender. He accelerated sharply to stay ahead of Ben Godfrey and pushed him reasonably out of the way to make sure he would come to the end of Arthur Masuaku's cross.
All four are the result of a recruitment campaign that, according to Captain Mark Noble, shows how much more intelligent West Ham has become as a club.
& # 39; This club had to move from bringing in players who were here to live in London and make some money – we need young, enthusiastic players who want to stay here for a long time & # 39 ;, said Noble.
Noble is an honest judge and the only person every Hammers supporter stops and listens to. He can also be as cynical as most who follow those in burgundy and blue, but even he enjoys the refreshing feeling that has revived London Stadium.
& # 39; The last two games we've played have been particularly good, especially forward, & # 39; said the 32-year-old.
& # 39; We limited them [Norwich] to a few half chances and we should have scored six or seven ourselves. I am most disappointed with that. If you have such games, you have to be brutal. We weren't ruthless enough, but we still didn't give in and won.
It also happened without Javier Hernandez, who was left out of the squad. Pellegrini may have been reluctant when asked about his upcoming move to Seville – which does not provide an update before Monday's continental transfer deadline – but it again shows how much progress West Ham has made. They have become a smarter club and it can already be seen on the field.
Everton and West Ham & # 39; interested in Barcelona striker Martin Braithwaite & # 39; with Nou Camp leaders willing to accept £ 15 million bids for the attacker despite only signing him in FEBRUARY
- Martin Braithwaite joining Barcelona knowing he was could be sold
- The Danish striker was signed for £ 15 million last month as emergency cover
- Barcelona is waiting to make a profit but are willing to accept £ 15 million
- Everton and West Ham focus on Braithwaite, which is also interested in Italy
Barcelona are reportedly though he was preparing to sell Martin Braithwaite, despite signing him in February and imposing a £ 15 million price tag on him.
The Danish striker joined Leganes in controversial circumstances after Barca was given a longer period to sign an emergency after Ousmane Dembele was excluded for the rest of the season.
Barcelona paid Braithwaite & # 39; s £ 15 million release clause last month and hopes to make a quick profit on the attacker by releasing him over the summer.
Sports claiming that Everton and West Ham are both interested in Braithwaite and are considering making a move for him when the window reopens, but Barcelona doesn't want to sell for less than what they paid for him.
According to the report, boss Quique Setien has informed Barcelona officials that Braithwaite will play a role within the squad if the club does not receive appropriate offers.
The 28-year-old has been used sparingly since joining, leaving only the roe appearances, and has yet to play the full 90 minutes for the club.
It has also been reported that Braithwaite has aroused interest in Torino and Sassuolo and is aware of his situation, and has agreed to sign for Barcelona with the knowledge that it can be sold in the summer.
BRAITHWAITE & # 39; S STATS THIS SEASON
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assume that the player's preference would be to stay while the pause in football season due to a coronavirus pandemic is likely to disrupt the transfer market.
Barcelona topped the list, two points above Real Madrid before La Liga was suspended and put on hold indefinitely.
It has been agreed that football in Spain will not return until the government and health authorities believe it is without risk.
However, La Liga and the Royal Spanish Football Association are continuing to plan to end the season. and June 30.
Mikhail Antonio returns to FIFA 20 after humiliating Tottenham to play against young West Ham fans while on corona virus lock
- Mikhail Antonio has nominated herself for yet another FIFA 20 Challenge
- The West Ham star will help keep young fans busy with schools that are closed
- . The club will provide supporters with daily challenges to provide entertainment
- Antonio will judge the current league and compete against the winner of the game
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Hammers star Antonio had to wear a Tottenham shirt this week after losing a game on the popular computer game of Spurs' Ryan Sessegnon, when the two players simulated the game last Friday would take place between the clubs.
Fearless, Antonio is ready to face some of the club's young fans as a match against the winger's prize in their recently launched Young Hammers at Home initiative, which follows the unveiling of their Hammers At Home campaign this week.
With most of the children now dying at home after school closure due to the corona virus, West Ham will pose their supporters daily challenges to provide them with some entertainment, light and also provide motivation to complete their schoolwork.
Antonio launched the first in the Friday series asking young Hammers to show their best school work or PE activity they completed over the past week and submit their submissions via social media using the hashtag #HammersAtHome of e -mail to email@example.com.
Fans have until Saturday 3:00 pm to receive their entries. They will be judged by Antonio and the winner will see him on the computer.
Future challenges will be announced on the West Ham website and social media channels every weekday during the parliamentary term at 11:00 am. Each will be determined and judged by a different player or a member of the club and will award a different prize to the winner.
Antonio said, "Many of us are parents and we want the tremendous commitment of our teachers, parents and caregivers right now by giving children daily challenges to keep their minds and bodies busy.
& # 39; Right now it is important that we stay together and support each other in every way we can so I turned my challenge into a nice intro to the challenges ahead. "
" Many boys and staff here also have children at home and we are all looking for the best ideas to keep up to date with their learning and hope we can support with some ideas too. & # 39;
& # 39; I don't have time for these bulls *** & # 39 ;: What West Ham companion Julien Faubert said when approached by Real Madrid in one of the strangest transfers ever … but he insists that he did NOT fall asleep on the couch in infamous images
- Julien Faubert enjoyed a bizarre six-month loan period at Real Madrid in 2009
- Former West Ham winger admits he thought their interest & # 39; bull **** & # 39; was
- He made only two appearances and nodded notoriously on the couch
- Frenchman insists he didn't fall asleep and just closed his eyes for 30 seconds
The Frenchman performed only twice and became notorious for apparently nodding. on the couch during a bizarre six-month loan period in Bernabeu.
But he insists he didn't fall asleep in a collision against Villarreal as he opens up to move to the biggest club in the world 11 years later.
& # 39; I got a call from this Frenchman at Real Madrid and he said, "Hi, I work for Real Madrid and we need to talk to you" & # 39; he said The Athletic .
& # 39; I told him I need to prepare an important game and I don't have time for these bulls ****. I turned off my phone, we played the game and after the game I turned on my phone and saw about 30 text messages and 50 voicemails.
& # 39; Then I knew it was serious.
& # 39; I had a lot of feelings, but I was happy – it's Real Madrid, you know that? When I realized it was not a fake, I was praying that the negotiations would go well. & # 39; = "blkBorder img-share" />
But the winger's temporary move to Madrid turned into a disaster Club legend Alfredo di Stefano looked baffled when he Faubert presented at his press conference.
FAUBERT AT MADRID
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He came only two times before and is best remembered for falling. sleeping on the couch – but he insists he closed his eyes for only 30 seconds.
He revealed: & # 39; They thought I was goddamn out because I wasn't playing and they said & # 39; Okay, this man is sleeping. & # 39;
& # 39; The President said I should be careful because there are photographers and cameras everywhere. I certainly learned a lot from that experience. & # 39;
Faubert returned to the Hammers for the 2009-10 season and stayed for three more seasons, even helping them return to the Premier League after their relegation in 2011.
West Ham & # 39; interested in signing error-prone Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius … which is available for just £ 4.5 million & # 39; after a two-year loan from Besiktas
- West Ham is interested in signing Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius
- The German has not played for the Reds since the 2018 Champions League final
- Karius made two major mistakes in Kiev that cost Jurgen Klopp & # 39; s side the trophy
He has since been in Besiktas, but failed to impress for the Turkish giants
Nor has its shape improved greatly in Turkey, causing a series of mistakes that led Besiktas not to bother to finalize his loan agreement.
[1 9459023] Besiktas have the option to convert Karius' loan into a fixed deal for just £ 7.25 million, but they have no plans to trigger the clause, they said last month.
But now according to Voetbal Karius is now on the radar of West Ham of a possible summer shift.
The Hammers used four goalkeepers this season, with Lukasz Fabianski, Darren Randolph, Roberto and Darren Randolph all playing between the sticks due to injury issues and poor form. The report claims that West Ham can buy Karius for just £ 4.5 million this summer, purchasing a relatively low risk for David Moyes.
However, they are said to face competition from Sporting Lisbon and Anderlecht.
Karius failed to arrive at Anfield in the summer of 2016 and compete with Simon Mignolet for the No. 1. He eventually won the starting spot and played in the team of Jurgen Klopp that reached the 2018 Champions League final.
However, it was a disaster for the German. He threw the ball directly at Karim Benzema for their first goal before fapping a long distance from Gareth Bale crawling over the line.
Concerns about his form continued during the 2018-19 preseason, forcing Liverpool to spend a lot of money on Alisson and leaving Karius out in the cold.
The 26-year-old made 32 appearances for Besiktas in the Turkish League and the Europa League this season, but made notable mistakes – including against Slovan Bratislav in the last league in September.
Tottenham & # 39; fights West Ham & Sevilla for £ 10m Marseille midfielder Maxime Lopez & # 39;
- Tottenham faces competition from West Ham and Seville for Maxime Lopez
- ] Midfielder has no contract next year and has been offered across Europe
Marseille does not want to let the 22 year old leave for a free transfer
The 22-year-old has no contract in just over a year and the French club is unwilling to lose him on a free transfer .
He will be leaving at the end of the season after talks about a new deal stall, prompting Spurs to join the race.
Jose Mourinho is an admirer of the France Under 21 international, but they have a battle over their hands to take him to North London, according to the Daily Star .
Sevilla had turned down a £ 14 million offer in January, when Marseille hoped their husband would get a new contract.
Now that it seems unlikely that he would be staying in the south of France they stand for just £ 10 million.
Lopez would like to move to the Premier League, despite previously turning down an opportunity to move to England.
Liverpool reportedly tried to draw the midfielder when he was just a teenager.
Lopez debuted at age 18 as a senior and played 143 games for Marseille.
Sebastien Haller, the £ 45m attacker from West Ham, opened his account for the club, but it was fitting that the man who started them was Mark. Noble.
Fifteen years to the day since he made his red and blue debut, the midfielder marked the birthday with a coolly sent punishment.
Club record signing Haller followed up with a second-half support, condemning Watford to their third consecutive defeat of 2019-20. The only bonus is that at least they scored this time.
MATCH FACTS AND LEAGUE TABLE
Watford (4-2-2-2) : Foster 5; Femenia 5, Dawson 4.5, Cathcart 4.5, Holebas 5; Doucoure 5, Capoue 5; Hughes 4.5 (Sarr 74), Cleverley 4 (Quina 86); Gray 5.5, Deulofeu 4.5 (Welbeck 74, 6)
Subs not used : Gomes, Janmaat, Chalobah, Kabasele
Goalscorers : Gray 17
Booked : LGBT
Manager : Javi Gracia 4.5
West Ham (4-2-3- 1) : Fabianski 6.5; Fredericks 6, Ogbonna 7, Diop 7, Masuaku 6; Noble 7.5, Rice 7; Yarmolenko 7 (Antonio 55, 7), Lanzini 7 (Sanchez 88), Anderson 7.5 (Fornals 78); Haller 8
Subs not used : Roberto, Balbuena, Zabaleta, Ajeti
Goalscorers : Noble pen 3, Haller 64, 73
Booked : Ogbonna
Manager : Manuel Pellegrini 6.5
Referee [Chris Kavan3] 
Man of the Match : Sebastien Haller
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Javi the only game on this side without a club point or a goal. They tried to correct that here and tried a total of 23 shots.
The problem is that only three were on target. At this rate, you wouldn't bet against League One Coventry City, causing a disturbance in the League Cup on Tuesday.
This was West Ham's first win of the season. They got a penalty after 58 seconds and anyone doubted Noble would bury it? It was in the script.
Ultimately it was his name that the supporters sang. Rightly so too. Nobel may not be a cup of tea for everyone, but he is Mr. West Ham in every way.
Manuel Pellegrini, his manager said: & # 39; He is the captain and one of the players who always thinks and reflects the desire to grow this club and he has everyone behind him. & # 39;
Entertainment was scarce for those who followed Watford, but the beginning of this game was anything but boring. They attacked, then West Ham got their spot kick.
Manuel Lanzini was destroyed by a challenge from Abdoulaye Doucoure. Referee Chris Kavanagh pointed to the spot and VAR confirmed that it was as clumsy as it first looked.
Noble acted and sent Ben Foster the wrong way. Only Alan Shearer, Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard have scored more penalties in the Premier League than his 25.
Watford went looking for an equalizer, and Gerard Deulofeu should have done better after a through ball by Andre Gray. With time to choose his spot, he chose the bar.
Deulofeu got a second chance moments later. This time it was taking too long and Issa Diop, the man admired by Manchester United, came back to make a sliding block. The home support was not happy with that, although they soon celebrated the leveler.
Gray hung on Arthur Masuaku's shoulder and the ball was slipped by Will Hughes. On the turn, he hit his shot past Lukasz Fabianski.
After a manic 17 minutes, the game got milder. West Ham came closest to taking the lead before half-time. From a corner, Felipe Anderson feels a header against the woodwork and the rebound slipped just outside the reach of Andriy Yarmolenko.
After the restart, the game seemed to be in silence. It took something spectacular to wake him up, and Yarmolenko tested Foster from 100 feet. No luck.
In the 55th minute Watford wondered how they weren't ahead. Gray had completed Fabianski, although the angle was too narrow to score.
He placed the ball in the six meter box, where Hughes made a late sprint. He shot his shot a meter away. It left heads in its hands. Pellegrini knew he had to change something and Michail Antonio was introduced.
The winger likes to watch Watford. He had scored six league goals against the Hornets – more than other clubs in his career.
He had an immediate impact and the visitors regained the lead after 64 minutes. Anderson did well to dance himself in the room to the left of the box, and Watford's Craig Cathcart came back instead of closing him.
The Brazilian fed the ball into Haller, who tapped home. Antonio then looked to send a dive header and Foster averted his attempt widely. West Ham wanted to finish this game, and they did it from the next corner.
The cross was turned in, Antonio forced Foster to a new rescue, but this time Haller was there to end the rebound with an acrobatic overhead kick. So Watford loses again – and that pre-season talk about striving for a European place is starting to look crazy now.
Manuel Pellegrini warns West Ham of & # 39; big mistake & # 39; in the run-up to the clash with Watford out of shape
- Maneuel Pellegrini says West Ham should not take Watford out of shape lightly
- The Hornets have a losing streak of five games and did not score a goal this season
- Pellegrini is looking for a replay of the Hammers' May victory over Vicarage Road
- The competition marks the 15th anniversary of the professional debut of Mark Noble
Manuel Pellegrini warned his team in West Ham that she will make a big mistake by relying on a victory against the struggling Watford .
The Hammers will head to Vicarage Road to take on a Hornets party that has not scored a goal or secure a point from its first two games.
Javi Gracia's men have a series of five-game matches in the league, dating back to last season, and will be without Troy Deeney after minor knee surgery. earlier this week.
West Ham are also without a profit, losing in the opening weekend of Manchester City and drawing in Brighton last Saturday.
"If we base our chances in this match on the shape of Watford, we're going to make a big mistake," said Hammers boss Pellegrini.
& # 39; Football changes in every game, so if we want to win or be a competitive team, we have to play well in the defense, we have to be a creative team in attacks.
& # 39; It is more important to think on our side. West Ham should not be compared to any other team. We must try to win the games. It doesn't matter who we play with.
& # 39; We defeated Watford last season in the last game we played at home, and I hope we can repeat that on Saturday. & # 39;
Pellegrini will welcome back Mark Noble for Saturday's clash on Vicarage Road.
The 32-year-old has missed the opening of his squad for two games with a calf problem, but he returned to training this week and will push for a place in Pellegrini's starting lineup.
The match against Watford marks the 15th anniversary of Noble's professional debut, the first round victory of the League Cup against Southend at Upton Park.
] Noble, who played West Ham 467 times, wrote in his London Evening Standard column: "Does it seem 15 years ago [that I made my debut]? No, to be honest.
& # 39; If you had told me when I was fourteen that I could only play one game in the Premier League, I would have taken it like a shot.
& # 39; Accumulating nearly 500 games in a decade and a half means I have over 30 games per season on average and I'm proud of that.
& # 39; Many top midfielders were bought by the club in those years, but my mentality has never changed. I always thought: & # 39; When I'm fit, I play every week, I don't let anyone else take this shirt on & # 39 ;.
& # 39; I'm 32 now, but I still get nervous for every training session and that's because I want to be the best player there is. I will have that attitude until my last game as a player and I suppose it is a fear of failure that drives me. & # 39;
Chelsea & # 39; interested in signing Declan Rice & # 39; and the West Ham midfielder were able to contact good friend Mason Mount at Stamford Bridge
Chelsea reportedly are interested in signing West Ham midfielder Declan Rice this summer.
Frank Lampard would like to strengthen his resources in midfield and the 21-year-old English international could become the target if the summer transfer window continues as planned despite the outbreak of coronavirus .
More to follow …
Roy Keane's explosive occupation switches to Sky Sports when TV giants sign him up … and invading Man United becomes his first job!
- Former Manchester United midfielder joins Jose Mourinho with Sky Sports
- Roy Keane will be in the studio for Manchester's visit United to West Ham
- Keane was on Sky Sports to watch United lose the Manchester derby in April
Roy Keane joined Sky Sports as an expert and will be in the studio on Sunday.
Keane & # 39; s outspoken comments have made him a TV expert favorite – and he will now become a central figure on Sky.
The former Manchester United midfielder joins the Sky ranks with Jose Mourinho, Gary Neville, Graeme Souness, Jamie Carragher and Jamie Redknapp.
Keane will be in the studio this weekend for Manchester United's visit to West Ham and the trip from Liverpool to Stamford Bridge.
& # 39; I've worked with Sky Sports quite a bit over the years and it's always been an experience I enjoyed, so this makes perfect sense, & # 39; Keane told Sky Sports.
& # 39; Although I don't coach, I still want to be involved in the game and in some ways this is the best alternative.
& # 39; It's a game of opinion, I've never shunned mine and it only continues this season.
& # 39; Sky Sports has always been famous for the heated debates – I'm looking forward to starting a few more. & # 39;
Keane was on Sky Sports to see how his former Manchester team lost derby to Manchester City in April at Old Trafford.
The former Ireland assistant coach recently had a spit with Jonathan Walters and hit other Irish players he coached.