Despite losing to Cardiff City, it was not an entirely disastrous weekend for West Ham, who have Eden Hazard to thank.
The Belgian’s stunning stoppage-time equaliser denied Wolves of all three points in their 1-1 draw against Chelsea, leaving the gap between Nuno Espirito Santo’s side and the Hammers at five points.
And that five-point gap is one that can easily be overturned, though West Ham will have to improve their away form if that is to happen, something which Manuel Pellegrini has recently been talking about.
“We need to talk with them [the players] during the week. It is not normal to lose four away games and not score one goal,” Pellegrini told the Evening Standard.
“We must review what we are doing when we play away. We need to improve. We need to see what we are doing wrong playing away.”
With finishing in that spot just outside of the Premier League top six still a possibility, overall, it has been a good season for West Ham.
They have picked up some big results against the likes of Arsenal and Manchester United, while the football they have been playing under Pellegrini is exactly what supporters have been asking for for years.
Signings Felipe Anderson and Andriy Yarmolenko before the Ukrainian picked up an Achilles injury, have helped the team do that and have been great acquisitions to a West Ham squad that was not blessed with technical quality.
But for some, including Pellegrini, all of the above may feel a little wasted if things do not improve on the road and the east London club end up totally capitulating in the race for seventh place.
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