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No change yet, despite major investment

Filed: Tuesday, 18th September 2018
By: Staff Writer

Despite beginning the season with four consecutive Premier League defeats, West Ham are only one point worse off than at the same stage last season.

After five matches last year, Slaven Bilic's West Ham had accrued four points from their opening five games of the 2017/18 season.

As has been the case again this season, Bilic's squad lost their opening three fixtures before securing a win against Huddersfield and a draw with (soon to be relegated) West Bromwich Albion to record their first points.

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And despite considerable investment in the squad over the summer, it's been a similar story for the corresponding fixtures this season, with West Ham thus far having accrued one point less than in the same fixtures last term.

Whereas the Hammers were similarly beaten at Liverpool and Arsenal in 2017/18 (4-1 on both occasions), they managed a draw at home to Bournemouth (1-1 in January) and a 1-0 win over Swansea (who finished 18th and have effectively been replaced by Wolves) before being thrashed 4-0 at Everton.

Whereas West Ham are four points worse off from the matches against Bournemouth and Swansea, the unexpected win at Goodison Park has since reduced the deficit to just one point.

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Having beaten Chelsea 1-0 at Stratford last season, Manuel Pellegrini's squad will need to repeat that feat this coming weekend in order to remain just a point behind last season's corresponding tally.

The most improved team from last season at this early juncture is Watford, who have picked up NINE points more than they had at this stage in the Premier League 12 months ago. They are followed closely by Chelsea (+8 points) and Arsenal (+5 points).

At the other end of the table, both Burnley and Newcastle United are EIGHT points worse off than at the same stage in 2017/18.

West Ham Utd - 2017/18 v 2018/19 Results

Liverpool 4-1 West Ham United
West Ham United 1-1 Bournemouth
Arsenal 4-1 West Ham United
West Ham United 1-0 Swansea City
Everton 4-0 West Ham United

Total: 4 points

Liverpool 4-0 West Ham United (0)
West Ham United 1-2 Bournemouth (-1 pt)
Arsenal 3-1 West Ham United (0)
West Ham United 0-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers (-3 pts)
Everton 1-3 West Ham United (+3 pts)

Total: 3 points

Points lost & gained table

1. Watford +9
2. Chelsea +8
3. Arsenal +5
4. Liverpool +3
5. Wolverhampton Wanderers +3
6. Fulham +2
7. Tottenham +1
8. Leicester City +1
9. Crystal Palace +1
10. Manchester City 0
11. Huddersfield Town 0
12. Southampton 0
13. Bournemouth -1
15. Everton -2
16. Cardiff City -2
17. Manchester United -3
18. Brighton & Hove Albion -3
19. Newcastle United -8
20. Burnley -8

* For more information, visit the KUMB Forum's Benchmark thread, as compiled by CRFC Hammer.

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