David Moyes could face West Ham United sack after worrying stat emerges following Everton defeat
There was no doubt during the summer transfer window that West Ham had the right man in charge of their club in David Moyes for this season.
After pushing for Champions League football last year and reaching the Europa League semi-finals, Moyes added eight first-team signings to his squad to re-energise and refresh the team for the new season.
But after seven games, the Hammers have just four points and have lost five times already following Sunday’s 1-0 defeat to Everton at Goodison Park.
As we enter the first international break of the season, Moyes’ side sit in the relegation zone alongside newly-promoted Nottingham Forest and crisis club Leicester City.
But more worryingly for fans who may be seeing this as a blip is the stat that emerged from Twitter fan account “WestHamTransfer” after the game, which showed this is anything but.
From the last 24 Premier League games the club have played in, West Ham have managed just 23 points. That is relegation form.
Granted the club had the excuse last season of prioritising the Europa League run to gain Champions League football, and they had a much smaller squad than they do now that was stretched to the limit with injuries.
However it’s still an incredibly worrying run of form that may suggest that Moyes has lost his touch with this squad and they’ve stopped responding to his instructions and methods.
The board obviously weren’t too worried in the summer considering they let him have a record-breaking window in terms of spend, but at what point do questions start being asked?
It’s certainly too early to pull the trigger, because the job that Moyes has done since he arrived here has earned him the right to at least try and turn it around.
But if we get to the World Cup break and the manager is still making the same mistakes of playing players that don’t deserve to be in the side, or using the wrong system in games.
It’s something to keep an eye on without a doubt, because if things don’t turn around soon it will be too late to turn the campaign around and make anything of it which would waste a year of the best squad we’ve had for a long time.