Will the bubble burst at West Ham without ‘Big Sam’?
Sam Allardyce left a managerial job and not everyone is happy about it. Let that one sink in for a minute. After getting West Ham United into seventh place last season (16-14-8, 62 points) it was expected that Allardyce would lead The Hammers into their first season at the Olympic Stadium and that they will earn a top five spot. But on the way to the top of the standings England came calling and Allardyce left the East London.
All hope is not lost for the Hammers. Dmitri Payet is back as well as Winston Reid, Andy Carroll, Mark Noble, and Michail Antonio. Those returns along with the addition of Sofiane Feghouli, Andre Ayew, and manager Slaven Bilic have West Ham thinking that they can make a run for a top five finish and at the Europa League title.
So can West Ham United impress for a second straight season? Let’s find out!
Next: Hope #1: That Sofiane Feghouli is the steal of the summer transfer window.