West Ham’s rise in to the top four of the Premier League has probably surprised themselves more than it has surprised everyone else.
Where on earth did they come from? And Sam Allardyce is still their manager? Oh my word, what is happening!? Football has broken! They’ve got Stewart Downing and Andy Carroll as well? I’m done.
But, believe it or not, they actually deserve to be where they are after 15 games. No honestly, they do. They’ve improved. They’re a new team. Big Sam is a new man, living the east London dream.
Of all 20 Premier League teams, the Happy Hammers are a whopping 14 points better off than they were after 15 games last term. They’ve changed their style of play, signed some nifty players and injected some new-found belief in to the hearts of all those claret and blue geezers demanding the ‘West Ham Way’ just a few months ago. Whatever that is.
While all that’s going on over there, north London’s red and white corners are moving backwards. Spurs, having spent all the Gareth Bale money on penny sweets rather than a slap up meal at the Ritz, are six points worse off compared to this stage last term. And Arsenal? Poor ol’ Arsenal. They’re twelve points down on last season. Ouch!
All hail Big Sam!
Premier League points after 15 games in comparison to last season pic.twitter.com/3LmP4XS1yS
— FootballFanCast.com (@FootballFanCast) December 9, 2014