West Ham endured a slow start to life under Manuel Pellegrini but have emerged fighting at the other end, boasting a fine run of form.
The Hammers’ memorable 3-1 victory over Manchester United on Saturday has extended a fine run of form to four matches unbeaten across all competitions, which includes last week’s 8-0 drubbing of Macclesfield in the Carabao Cup.
Pellegrini splashed over £1o0m on new recruits in the summer and is now finally starting to get his worth from his array of signings but the Chilean is far from finished with his rebuild – and there could be departures in January.
Amongst those tipped for an exit when the transfer window reopens is Michail Antonio, who has been heavily criticised by his own supporters on Twitter this season, and we asked fans whether they would like to see the 28-year-old offloaded in January.
66% of polled supporters called for the former Nottingham Forest man to be sold in the New Year, while just 34% want the favourite of Slaven Bilic to remain – despite the signings of Andriy Yarmolenko and Felipe Anderson in the summer making regular first-team football difficult to maintain.