Having spent more than £160million during the summer transfer window, the Hammers went into the international break sitting in the Premier League’s relegation zone and will be seeking a positive result against Wolverhampton Wanderers this weekend.
Who did West Ham sign during the transfer window?
West Ham spent £30million to sign Nayef Aguerd from Rennes but, after he was forced to undergo surgery, Moyes purchased another central defender as Thilo Kehrer arrived from Paris Saint-Germain for an initial £10.1million.
Flynn Downes made the switch from Championship outfit Swansea City to offer competition in the middle of the park and West Ham activated the £17.5million release clause written into Maxwel Cornet’s Burnley contract.
Gianluca Scamacca was prised away from Serie A outfit Sassuolo for £35.5million before the Hammers forked out a club-record sum.
Lucas Paqueta became the most expensive acquisition in West Ham’s history as a £51million deal was struck with Lyon days before the deadline.
What has Dharmesh Sheth said about West Ham?
Sheth believes West Ham boss Moyes will be calling for more time in the dugout as the fresh faces were not going to adjust to life at the London Stadium straightaway.
The Sky Sports reporter told GIVEMESPORT: “Yes, results are king, but I just think Moyes will look at it and say ‘there are a lot of new players at this football club and I’m trying new formations as well’.
“There are players who have left and players who have come from a different league, such as the likes of Lucas Paqueta and Gianluca Scamacca, who always need time. We’ve seen it – history has shown that they always need time to develop in the Premier League.
“I’m sure that would be David Moyes’ message to any of the doubters and to the board, if they are having any doubts. He will be saying ‘just give me time to blend these guys together’.
“If it then doesn’t work, then they may have a decision to make. But he’ll be saying ‘you’ve got to give me the opportunity to mould these players that I brought into the squad and then see the results that we can get’.”
How have West Ham performed so far this season?
West Ham have only registered one win since the Premier League season got underway last month, while they have also suffered five defeats.
The Hammers have had more joy in the Europa Conference League though, having overcome Romanian outfit FCSB and Danish side Silkeborg after beating Viborg in the play-off round.
West Ham are currently two points clear at the top of Group B, meaning they could enjoy a lengthy run in continental football once again.