After spending in excess of £100 million in the summer transfer window, the Hammers supporters expected their re-jigged side to make a decent start to the 2018 / 2019 season.
They didn’t expect their side to be sat rock bottom of the Premier League, with four games gone, with no points to their name.
For games have produced four defeats and any hopes of this being a successful season for the Hammers are already fading past.
More worryingly, we’re approaching the same scenario as last season whereby the side were booed off the pitch after another performance that failed to excite in almost every department.
After the game, and as reported by the BBC, Manuel Pellegrini seemed a worried man when he remarked about our awful start to the season,
“I don’t think it is a bad start, it is a very bad start. We can’t lose six points here at home like we have. Playing away against Liverpool and Arsenal and you don’t play so well is understandable. Here at home to lose we must be very worried.”
Yes, we are, after the massive investment this summer, we didn’t expect to lose at home to the likes of Bournemouth and Wolves.
Commenting about the performance, Pellegrini added:
“In the first half, we didn’t play like the home team looking for three points. The second we improved a lot, made that mistake in the last minute that lost us the game.”
Yes, the performance was better in the second half but the statistics show, in the entire game, the Hammers only mustered 3 shots on target, our opponents managed 6.
Once the Premier League resumes again after the international break, the Hammers face a difficult trip to Everton before facing Chelsea at the London Stadium, anyone confident of picking up points in those two games?