West Ham supporters have been making a lot of noise in the Transfer Tavern in recent hours following their side’s remarkable 3-2 victory at Tottenham in the Carabao Cup last night, a game in which they trailed 2-0 at half-time.
Slaven Bilic’s men went into their clash with the North London giants having lost 3-0 to Brighton in the Premier League, a result which intensified the pressure on under-fire Bilic to the point that he reportedly has the Spurs game and Saturday’s clash at Crystal Palace to save his job. And things weren’t looking good at half-time at Wembley when Moussa Sissoko and Dele Alli gave the hosts a two-goal cushion, but the Hammers staged a sensational fightback with a brace from Andre Ayew and a fine Angelo Ogbonna header securing their place in the quarter-finals.
And, unsurprisingly, our resident West Ham fans were thrilled with their team’s efforts and endeavours at the national stadium on Wednesday night, although they are likely to be slightly unsettled by a recent report from The Sun, which outlines huge uncertainty about the London Stadium.
The East London outfit moved into the Olympic Stadium back in 2016 but struggled with their new home throughout their debut season, winning just seven of their 19 Premier League games there, while they also failed to make the Europa League group stages after losing to Astra Giurgiu back in the August.
Things have been slightly better this time round though with three wins from their five games at home in all competitions, although recent reports suggest that there is huge uncertainty surrounding the stadium given that the landlords are reportedly close to going bust.
Whether it leads to West Ham being locked out of their ground remains to be seen, but it’s certainly something manager Slaven Bilic and the club’s hierarchy could do without given their testing start to the season.
Landlord’s verdict: Adapting to the London Stadium appeared to be a struggle for West Ham last term, having won just seven of their 19 Premier League games there and ending up with nine fewer points from those games than in their final season at Upton Park.
And their future at the old Olympic Stadium appears uncertain as well given reports that the landlords are close to going bust, leaving the Hammers with the threat of being locked out of their own home.
Only time will tell whether it comes to that, but all manager Slaven Bilic and his team can do is focus on their on the pitch struggles, although they lifted some of the gloom with an impressive victory at Tottenham on Wednesday.
But defeat at Crystal Palace on Saturday will surely bring them back to square one.
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