West Ham will be looking to bounce back from their 2-0 Premier League defeat to Burnley when they take on Brighton at the London Stadium tonight.
The Hammers’ recent loss to Sean Dyche’s men comes after a hectic schedule which Mark Noble believes has played a huge part in his side’s failure to pick up anything from their previous encounter.
“We were disappointed because we had a chance to go into seventh position and going into the New Year in that position, would have been really good after getting no points from the first four games,” the midfielder told West Ham’s official club website.
“Even where we are now, we’re disappointed because we know we can play a lot better than that, but the travelling just caught up with us a little bit.”
Despite not gaining a single point from their last outing, West Ham still sit just four points behind seventh-placed Leicester City. And with the form Felipe Anderson is in right now and the return of Marko Arnautovic, there is no reason why Manuel Pellegrini and co cannot finish in that spot below the top six come May.
You can have a look at what West Ham supporters are saying about Noble and his latest comments below…
That doesn’t make sense Nobes
— Mohammed (@MrFabulouski) January 2, 2019
The travelling. Same for everyone. Hope Pellegrini has the sense to drop you tonight.
— Gregg Robson (@TIFC1895) 2 January 2019
Pathetic, try the real world?
— Tommo (@NJThompson94) January 2, 2019
— DOC Savage (@PLifesson) 2 January 2019
All footballers are meant to travel a lot due to away games. That isn’t an excuse to play rubbish football
— ? (@WHU_Fanz) January 2, 2019
That’s embarrassing , the travelling?? Burnley is north of Watford but its hardly the north pole. Did you cycle there?
— Staffordshire COYI (@martynr61) 2 January 2019
all you do is lose the ball, give away free kicks and let people run past you. Awful player
— BENisDEAD (@bengardiner92) January 2, 2019
Click here to comment on this articleor
Give us feedback on your Football Transfer Tavern experience