Five issues Bilic still needs to solve at West Ham
Things are finally starting to look up for West Ham.
Winston Reid’s stoppage-time strike from the edge of the box gave the Hammers a valuable victory over Sunderland and their first back-to-back return of wins of the season on Saturday.
The result also puts them within two points of Watford in ninth place, suggesting Slaven Bilic’s side may well be able to start their rise up the league as they look to emulate last season’s seventh-place finish.
They may well have some way to go to manage that, however, with Saturday’s performance still exposing a few problems the Croatian needs to get sorted out.
It took until the 93rd minute to make the breakthrough against bottom-placed Sunderland and they, with some difficult fixtures around the corner, need to improve further.
Football FanCast takes a look at five areas West Ham still need to improve on if they want to finish in the top half this season.