West Ham are having a bit of a miserable time of things in the Premier League this season and the pressure is once again building on manager Slaven Bilic.
However, an inspired performance against Spurs in the League Cup, when they came from two behind to win 3-2 has given them confidence, and Hammers fans will be hoping to see much more of that sort of performance as the season progresses.
Our landlord here in the Tavern is a big fan of the West Ham manager though, and he feels a bit sorry for him in that some of his summer signings seem to just not be paying off at the moment.
One particular signing who looks like being an expensive flop thus far is former Stoke City man Marko Arnautovic, who is struggling to get going in his Hammers career so far. A speight of injuries and a red card have not helped proceedings, and he looks a shadow of the player he was last term.
He’s a player who has lots of self belief and he does have the ability to go with it, but at the moment he looks out of his depth.
At around £20m, he looks like being a huge flop, and unless Bilic can inspire some improved performances out of his man, then it could well be Arnautovic joins a list of famous Premier League players to move for big money and do nothing.
Hammers fans, what do you think? Agree? Let us know in the comments!