It has to be said, West Ham haven’t been fantastic either. David Moyes’ men have won just once in the league all season while scoring just three goals in the process as they are struggling to capitalise on their excellent campaign last season.
Moyes could make some big changes for this crucial encounter against Wolves, and he should seriously be considering starting a couple of summer arrivals.
Here is what we are predicting the West Ham starting XI will be for this evening’s clash…
Lukasz Fabianski will start for the eighth Premier League match in a row, with Alphonse Areola being used in the European matches this season.
Moyes will make one change in the back four, with Emerson coming in for Aaron Cresswell at left back due to the 32-year-olds poor performance against Everton, where he lost possession a staggering 16 times during the 1-0 defeat.
The rest of the back four will see Thilo Kehrer and Kurt Zouma at the heart of the defence, while Vladimir Coufal starts at right back.
Declan Rice and Tomas Soucek take up their usual roles at the heart of the West Ham midfield, with the Czech midfielder impressing in the league this season, achieving a rating of 7.07 as per SofaScore and he could be vital against Wolves.
Moyes will unleash Maxwel Cornet on the left wing – with Alex James proclaiming him to be “the best summer signing in the league for impact” after he scored a wonderful volley against Crystal Palace last season for Burnley. Lucas Paqueta will take up an attacking midfield slot with Jarrod Bowen starting on the right wing.
There will also be a key change to who will be leading the line, with £70k-per-week striker Michail Antonio dropped in place of summer arrival Gianluca Scamacca. The Italian should be able to dominate a weakened Wolves defence and hopefully, he can translate his European form – three goals in four matches – to domestic success.
This changed West Ham line-up should have more than enough to secure all three points and in turn, kickstart their season into gear.