West Ham United Season Review: Hammers Flatter To Deceive With A Decent Squad

With just 10 wins all season, West Ham United finished the league campaign on 42 points in the 14th place in the points table. They got rid of Slaven Bilic halfway through the campaign, and will not be too optimistic of the progress the club has made under David Moyes, the current manager.

They scored just 48 goals but have let in 68 and will not want to remember this campaign for too long. There were a few positives but the squad at London Stadium should be fighting for a place in the top half of the table.

So how does this season from West Ham rate? Here is a mini-season review of the 2017-18 league campaign for West Ham United:

3 Players Who Impressed

Marko Arnautovic

The former Stoke City took no time to have an impact on the first team and has 11 goals and six assists to his name this season. Playing as a false-9 or on the flank, Arnautovic was easily the most creative player for The Hammers and also their most productive.

Arthur Masuaku

Although he missed up to six games with a suspension, the versatile Masuaku, who was used as a wing-back by Moyes, was one of the most consistent players for West Ham this season. He managed just three assists but was effective with his defending and is a major reason why The Hammers did not drop into a relegation battle.

Cheikhou Kouyaté

One of the most dependable players for the Hammers this season, Kouyaté was one of the first names on the team sheet for Moyes. With two goals and three assists, Kouyaté not only added to the attack but was also solid in providing cover for the back four and did extremely well to keep his side’s goal away from danger.

3 Players Who Disappointed

Joe Hart

Coming in on loan from Manchester City, Hart was expected to be the first choice for West Ham but was soon replaced by Adrian, thanks to his inconsistency. He seems error-prone and not the right fit for West Ham.

Winston Reid

Though not a popular opinion, Reid, who made 17 league starts, was not one of the better defenders for West Ham. His presence at the back did not provide the calmness it usually does and he was surely disappointing for his side.

Andy Carroll

Like many others in the squad, Carroll also suffered from a number of injuries but he still managed 16 appearances for the side, picking up just three goals, in yet another unproductive season for the English beast.

Season Rating

With the amount of quality at their disposal, West Ham are expected to fight for a place in Europe but a weak start and a chance in the manager in the middle of the season will surely have its own effects.

So West Ham, though struggling at 14th place in the points table, picking up three points less than last season, will not be too pleased with their league campaign.

Rating – 4/10



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