West Ham have had a disastrous start to the season.
Despite spending more than £100 million in the transfer market, they find themselves firmly rooted to the foot of the Premier League, and are pointless after 4 games. New manager Manuel Pellegrini already finds himself under immense pressure, and, despite the club’s assurances that he will be given time to get things right, observers will remember a similar start by London neighbours Crystal Palace last season cost Dutch manager Frank de Boer his job.
Now it appears they are having buyer’s regret over the €20 million (£18 million) that they paid Borussia Dortmund Andriy Yarmolenko, with reports in his native Ukraine labelling his early career in East London a fiasco, and that West Ham are sorry for having spent so much money on a player who has yet to start a Premier League game for them.
The Hammers go to Everton after the international break as they look to secure their first points of the season
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.