West Ham United will play their first home game of the 2017-18 campaign on Monday night when they welcome newly-promoted Huddersfield Town to the London Stadium.
The Hammers have lost each of their first three Premier League matches this season – suffering defeats at Manchester United, Southampton and Newcastle United in their opening fixtures.
On Thursday morning, West Ham’s official Twitter account posted an interview with defender Pablo Zabaleta, who had spoken to the club’s website about the importance of home form this season.
West Ham supporters were quick to point out that their club does not officially own the London Stadium, however, which means that they technically do not have their own ground.
Upton Park will always be remembered as one of the most iconic grounds in English football, but times have changed, with the Hammers now playing their home games at the London Stadium.
It would be fair to say that there are still a lot of supporters that are unhappy with the stadium situation at their club, and that was clear on social media throughout Thursday.
“The points you collect at your own stadium will go a long way to showing how well you do in a season."https://t.co/Qqej6aIbpf
— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) September 7, 2017
It ain't ours mate 😂😂
— Jamie Hall 🎯 (@WhufcJamie) September 7, 2017
Agreed but we have no home we are orphans 😭😭😭
— martin smith (@martin1smith2) September 7, 2017
Except it's not our own stadium, it's a rented shithole👎😒
— 67HAMMER67 (@WHTID67) September 7, 2017
We don't have our own stadium u sold it
— J (@essexhammerjb) September 7, 2017
It's not our own though Zabba it's rented. 😂👎
— Jarrod J Steel (@BecontreeHammer) September 7, 2017
We won't be playing any home games in 2022 either when uk Athletics stage another championship
— mark speller (@supersonic_mark) September 7, 2017
— Boleyn Outsider (@BoleynOutsider) September 7, 2017
We don't own a stadium.
— Dan (@WesthamDan16) September 7, 2017