West Ham have taken their time finding their rhythm under Manuel Pellegrini, ending a four-match losing streak in the Premier League by beating Everton last weekend.
That result has eased the pressure on the Hammers but they face a difficult run of games coming up in the weeks ahead with includes clashing with Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur, while Sunday’s tie with Chelsea is another stern challenge.
Pellegrini is seeking to find consistency after splashing over £100m on new recruits in the summer but his side has already suffered a blow with the news that Jack Wilshere, who featured in all four of the Hammers’ opening games, will face a spell on the sidelines.
Signed on a free transfer from Arsenal, West Ham handed the England international a three-year deal despite his injury record and we asked fans whether signing the Gunners academy graduate was a mistake.
The results were close but a majority of 55% of polled supporters stated that bringing Wilshere to the club was a mistake, while 45% disagreed and clearly still believe he can be a useful asset when he returns from his latest setback.