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West Ham have announced that they will not renew Sam Allardyce's contract as manager of the club.

Allardyce was given an ultimatum at the beginning of the season to finish 10th or not be given another chance and the owners have kept their word. Allardyce did a respectable job, finishing 12th despite a number of long-term injuries to his top players, but it wasn't enough for management and he will not be in London next season. Allardyce should will be able to find a job in a timely manner.
May 24 - 12:11 PM

West Ham United came up empty against a Newcastle United side that were fighting for their lives in the league, finishing the season on a negative note after a 2-0 loss.

While Newcastle are clearly happy today that the season is over, it is West Ham who should be thankful the season isn't any longer. The attack hit a wall down the stretch as they were able to only score two goals over their last six games combined, being kept out again today by a Magpie side that isn't exactly known for keeping clean sheets. It is an area that will need to be addressed in the summer, as they do not have a standout first choice striker between Andy Carroll, Diafra Sakho and Enner Valencia while Stewart Downing experienced a major dropoff in production in the second half of the season. We may see more of the young defender Reece Burke next season, as he made a positive impact in his time down the stretch.
Source: NBC Sports
May 24 - 12:07 PM

James Tomkins is hopeful to feature in West Ham's last match of the season.

Tomkins has missed several matches due to a dislocated shoulder but he is back at training and hopeful to feature in the last match. Due to the uncertainty, we'd recommend avoiding him in fantasy. Either way, he should be good to go for the beginning of next seasons and he's been good enough this year to earn a spot in the rotation going forward.
Source: Sky Sports
May 22 - 7:16 PM

West Ham defender James Collins will miss West Ham's trip to Newcastle this weekend.

West Ham have not been able to keep anyone healthy in recent weeks and Collins is another casualty that they'll miss in the final week. Collins has also been ruled out of the European Championship qualifier against Belgium on June 12th. The good news for the Hammers is that James Tomkins returns from a shoulder injury and will likely start at center-back.
Source: Sky Sports
May 22 - 7:13 PM

Steward Downing has a good fantasy week in West Ham's 1-2 loss to Everton this past weekend.

Downing has had a slow stretch in the past month or two but finally broke his slow spell with a goal against Everton this past weekend. Downing punished Everton with a well hit shot in the 62nd minute, but it wasn't enough to win West Ham any points. The winger was the most dangerous player on the pitch for the Hammers and he can be a good fantasy pick next season despite carrying some risks of inconsistency.
May 18 - 3:54 PM

Winston Reid has recovered from a hamstring injury and should be included in the gameweek 37 squad.

It's unknown if Reid is fit enough to start and give the Hammers 90 minutes so West Ham's central defenders should be left on the waiver wire for now. James Collins is the only sure candidate to give 90 minutes this weekend but even he is not a great option against an unpredictable Everton. James Tomkins is still out with a shoulder injury.
May 15 - 12:18 PM

West Ham have a chance to bounce back after suffering a 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa last weekend.

The Hammers face Everton and Newcastle in the last two weeks of the season and have a chance to bounce back after a horrific performance against Villa. Their highest scoring fantasy player last weekend as James Collins at five points, so there is only one way to go from here, and that's up. Most Hammers players dropped in price this week and a home match versus Everton could provide for some good fantasy value this week.
May 13 - 6:14 PM

Winston Reid is once again ruled out with a hamstring injury and it's becoming more and more unlikely he features again this season.

Reid is struggling to get fit and West Ham continue to struggle with injuries in defense. James Collins and Reece Burke will likely start at center-back once again but handling Benteke is no easy task, so we would advice using the Aston Villa striker over any West Ham defenders this week. James Tomkins and Guy Demel are also ruled out for the Hammers.
Source: Sky Sports
May 8 - 12:52 PM

Mark Noble scored from the penalty spot to give West Ham United a 1-0 win over Burnley.

West Ham were missing a number of players on defense again but they did enough to keep Burnley out. It helped that Burnley lost Michael Duff to a red card in the 23rd minute, and it was smooth sailing for West Ham from that point on. The Hammers enjoyed 60% of possession and had 29 shots on the day, roughly a shot every three minutes. With the loss, Burnley are almost surely going to get relegated, while West Ham are fairly locked in at mid-table.
Source: Sky Sports
May 2 - 12:04 PM

Guy Demel will miss West Ham's match against Burnley due to a calf problem.

Demel has had trouble cracking the starting XI this season even when healthy, but the injuries he's suffered all season long have added to the horrendous season. He is droppable in all formats at this point in time.
May 1 - 5:13 PM

Winston Reid will miss GW35 with a hamstring injury.

Reid was out last week as well and Sam Allardyce said that none of last week's absentees will be returning. With James Tomkins also out, the West Ham defense will once against be suspect, although it's hard to trust Burnley strikers away from home. This is a match to avoid in fantasy games.
May 1 - 4:53 PM

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce says that there are no bids for defender Aaron Cresswell at the moment.

Cresswell has been spectacular for the Hammers this season and is being linked with a number of top clubs this summer. Allardyce also added he thinks Cresswell should remain at Upton Park and continue to develop and warned Aaron about resting on his laurels. Cresswell has been a great fantasy asset and will continue to be as long as he's starting, so keep using him weekly.
Source: Sky Sports
Apr 23 - 12:02 PM

West Ham suffered another Premier League defeat as they went down 2-0 to Manchester City at the Etihad.

The season started so brightly for West Ham but the four months have been extremely disappointing, winning just two league matches in 2015. This match went much the same way as the Hammers found themselves behind when James Collins looped an attempted clearance from a Jesus Navas cross into his own net to give City the lead. Navas set up Sergio Aguero to slot in a second after a slick counter-attack. West Ham had a late Kevin Nolan shot saved by Joe Hart, but they rarely threatened a comeback.
Source: BBC Sport
Apr 19 - 11:12 AM

A scan has confirmed leading goal scorer Diafra Sakho suffered a thigh strain during the draw with Stoke ruling the striker out for at least a month while team mate Enner Valencia is also receiving treatment after picking up a foot injury.

In an official statement West Ham confirmed Sakho had started rehab in the hope of a return before the end of the season however there are doubts that the Senegalese international will recover in time despite the clubs optimism. Sam Allardyce is also sweating on the fitness of Enner Valencia following an accidental stamp although initial assessments suggest the problem is not too serious. With Andy Carroll already ruled out and Mauro Zarate on-loan at QPR options are limited but Carlton Cole is available along with Nene who is back to full fitness after joining the club in February.
Apr 15 - 1:34 PM

Enner Valencia is available once again after recovering from a toe injury.

The striker has played well enough to likely be brought back into the starting lineup but his fantasy impact has been limited so it is probably better to use a more in-form player this weekend. Valencia is an option to be used in deeper draft-leagues, but there are better values to be had in the Yahoo! Fantasy Games. Check out Nik's player picks for recommendations at the striker position(linked below).
Source: Player Picks
Apr 10 - 12:22 PM


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