The shocking tackle that has sidelined Dimitri Payet for three months is bad enough for any hint of a sympathetic hearing for Everton to be strangled at birth.
West Ham's home record against Everton in recent years is little short of appalling.
West Ham marked Halloween with a horror show of their own at Vicarage Road on Saturday afternoon, going down 2-0 to newly-promoted Watford.
The benefits of goal-line technology were clear to see at the Boleyn Ground on Saturday afternoon when Kurt Zouma's effort failed to result in the awarding of a goal - despite at least 95 per cent of the ball having crossed the line.
There is, and will forever be no 'I' in 'team'.
When Chelsea roll into the Boleyn Ground on Saturday, it will be worth Hammers fans old enough to do so casting their mind back some 14 years to a memorable meeting with the Blues which also happened to fall on October 24.
Towards the end of the summer transfer window, it was widely reported the Hammers had bid £5million for FC Midtjylland winger Pione Sisto.
Yep, love this season so far. A bright, new young manager who 'gets' West Ham. Away wins to die for and a team who always look like they can get out of the mire however many daft mistakes cost us crucial goals.
Ask anyone at the Premier League and they will tell you the fixture list is compiled by computer. But what sort of computer?
At the pre-match press conference on Thursday, 1 October for the game away to Sunderland, a question was put to Slaven Bilic regarding the cost of match day tickets as can be seen within the KUMB article here.