Bilic talks about ‘Home form’.
West ham boss Slaven Bilic spoke about the clubs poor home form ahead of the match against struggling Sunderland this Saturday. Slaven told reporters “We have one win from four home games in the Premier League. Opponents are hoping to capitalise on that in a new stadium. It is our home and we need to change that”
What is your prediction for our game against Sunderland this weekend? Will we win against the top currently bottom of the league? Or will we struggle again at our new home?
West ham have “options” regarding the formation to be used in our next match.
When asked if he would play three central defenders at the back again against Sunderland, Hammers boss Bilic had this to say: “That formation, it’s not only because we wanted it to be more solid, but it lets our best players be on the ball in the best positions. If we stay in that formation depends on personnel we can use in the game”. “Of course, because Cresswell can’t play, it will affect it. It’s not ideal, but we are going to see; we have a few options.”
What do you think? Do we need to play 3 central defenders against Sunderland? Who replace Cresswell at left wing back? Would you stick with this formation or would you rather we played with a flat back four (considering we have no available natural full backs for this match)?
Police will be deployed inside the London stadium in the EFL match against Chelsea.
Radio-communication issues have kept officers outside the London Stadium so far. The police refused to be routinely deployed in the stadium because the Airwave system – which is used by all the emergency services and many public safety organisations – had not been installed. But a solution has now been found, with a communication system now in place until the Airwave network is fully operational next February and police will now be inside the stadium for the cup match against Chelsea next Wednesday night.
What do you think about the policing at the London stadium? Have you been affected? Was it right that the stadium was opened with no Airwave system available for the emergency services?
Bilic talks about Andy Carroll’s latest injury and the long lay off.
“Originally it was four to six weeks – and we were fuming about it, it was a shocking prognosis – but now it’s way longer than that”. ” I can say he’s working really hard, he’s progressing, but its slower than we expected” the manager said. “It was a very strange injury. He stayed on the pitch for the whole game and I didn’t even notice he got injured until the end of the game or the next day when we did all the scans”.
Will Andy Carroll ever play more than a handful of games without being injured again? Is it his ‘lifestyle’ that is the problem? Or is he just very unlucky? What do West ham do meanwhile when we cannot rely on him?