Recently, I did a second Aston Villa Tactical Analysis discussing how Dean Smith's side went from narrowly escaping relegation in 2019-20 to now being genuine contenders for the Europa League in time for next season. The same could be said of West Ham United. Although David Moyes' side escaped relegation by a greater margin, they've also been better than Villa by a narrow margin again this season, just in a much different place in the table for both. Like Aston Villa, West Ham United are also contenders for a place in next season's Europa League with their performances in the league in 2020-21. With Villa being one of their top challengers for a top six finish, doing the double over the Lions has also boasted well for the Hammers as they go into the final third of the season. Here is a tactical analysis of West Ham United since they shifted from a 5-4-1/3-4-3 formation to a 4-2-3-1.
After disappointing losses to Newcastle and Arsenal, West Ham United have been on a surprising run of form. The Hammers scored seven goals in the span of two matches, without conceding against Wolves and Leicester, before clawing their way back from 3-0 down at Tottenham to draw level in the final minute. David Moyes has become almost something of an underrated manager these past few years after his failed spell at Manchester United and later, West Ham United. But the Scotsman quickly earned his job back after a year and a bit away and now has West Ham back in the top ten to start this 2020-21 Premier League season. Here is a Tactical Analysis of David Moyes' West Ham.
What a weekend of action it was in the Premier League. Two of the league's largest strugglers picked up massive wins, Hull City against Liverpool and Sunderland against Crystal Palace, while Chelsea extended their magnificent lead at the top of the table. Some of this weekend's standout players included Gabriel Jesus who stole the show … Continue reading English Premier League Team of the Week Gameweek 24
After a 4-0 defeat to fellow relegation battlers Sunderland on Matchday 24, Crystal Palace look down and out and destined to go down to the Championship. Since Sam Allardyce has taken over as Palace boss the Eagles have won just 20% of their matches, 2 wins from 10 games. One of those wins came just … Continue reading Crystal Palace Will Go Down This Season
This week a common theme emerged amongst the Team of the Week members. Nearly every single one of the players had to prove themselves to their manager at some point or another, some more recently than others, and after finally being given a chance to shine the player and manager are now both receiving the … Continue reading English Premier League Team of the Week Gameweek 12
It wasn't the most convincing victory for Manchester City but Guardiola ultimately did get off to a winning start in the Premier League after Paddy McNair's own goal ended Sunderlands' hopes of getting anything out of the match. Many people thought that Guardiola would get off to a winning start against the Black Cats but … Continue reading Manchester City vs. Sunderland Review