Michail Antonio has revealed that he was close to quitting football - before he won his first professional contract.
Veteran full back Pablo Zabaleta has admitted that he's taking in every moment of his final season before calling time on his playing career.
It has been reported that West Ham tried to sign Barcelona's newest young star during the summer.
Two of the Premier League's most in-form defences go head-to head this weekend when Manchester United visit Stratford.
Angelo Ogbonna believes that West Ham's excellent recent defensive record is a result of good preparation.
Mark Noble admitted to being slightly disappointed that West Ham were unable to return to London with three points - but was nonetheless happy with United's performance at Villa Park.
Aston Villa boss Dean Smith said that he was "satisfied" yet "disappointed" as his Villa side failed to break down ten-man West Ham in the final quarter of Monday night's Premier League clash.
There was a surprising lack of self-entitlement from the Villa fans following Monday night's goalless draw - perhaps that's what a couple of seasons in the Second Division does for you. Enjoy the post-match gossip from central Birmingham in the latest edition of the OV...
West Ham United earned their first points of the season with a hard-fought win over Birmingham City at the Rush Green Stadium.
Declan Rice had a few choice words for team mate Arthur Masuaku after the latter's dismissal left the Hammers with only ten men against Aston Villa.