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Matt Jarvis scored the opening goal in the 40th minute to give West Ham hope for a famous victory at the Emirates but it was not to be as Arsenal stormed back with three unanswered goals for the win.

West Ham played Arsenal even for most of the first half and may even have been considered the better team in the first half. In the 40th minute Matt Jarvis scored the opening goal with his head off of a rebound. The lead didn't last long as Lukas Podolski scored with a powerful left-footed shot in the 44th minute. The lead slipped away for good ten minutes into the second half as Thomas Vermaelen's long ball into the box was controlled by Olivier Giroud who put it through Adrian's legs for the match winner. Lukas Podolski scored an insurance goal for the final 3-1 scoreline.
Apr 15 - 8:08 PM

George McCartney has returned to West Ham's squad after missing a match through injury.

McCartney was on the bench while Pablo Armero started for the second consecutive time. We aren't sure if McCartney will regain his starting spot once healthy, but he is not worth owning at the moment. It's also worthy to note that Joey O'Brien is close to returning from injury as well and could be the chosen starter in favor of McCartney.
Source: Sky Sports
Apr 15 - 3:10 PM

Pablo Armero has earned another start despite George McCartney's return to the squad.

We don't know if Armero is starting because of McCartney's fitness or if he impressed Sam Allardyce enough last week to deserve another start. As of mid-game, Armero is worth £ 1.97M in fantasy and worth picking up due to potential upside. The full-back likes to join the attack and West Ham's stellar defense can help him be a good fantasy option if he can continue starting in the future.
Source: Sky Sports
Apr 15 - 3:07 PM

Guy Demel scored at the stroke of halftime but West Ham couldn't hold off Liverpool and lost 2-1 to the league leaders at Upton Park.

The Hammers' lone goal was surrounded in controversy as Andy Carroll seemed to interfere with Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet as the keeper was trying to collect Mark Noble's corner kick. Carroll's (seemingly unintentional but still illegal) hand to Mignolet's arm saw the ball jarred loose for Guy Demel to score. The Demel goal almost immediately cancelled out Gerrard's first penalty but Adrian brought down John Flanagan in the box to give Gerrard a second chance from the spot. Gerrard made no mistake and the match ended 2-1 Liverpool.

Pablo Armero will likely start against Liverpool and only costs £ 1M in the Yahoo Fantasy game.

Armero replaced George McCartney at halftime last time out and with McCartney ruled out for this game through injury, Armero is in line to get a start. If he starts, it will be his first Premier League start. In two games off the bench, Armero hasn't registered a fantasy point as of yet, but at £ 1M, he is a great bench option for the week. He is known for being a good attacking player and he has high upside considering the low price.
Source: SB Nation
Apr 4 - 7:04 PM

George McCartney has been ruled out for Sunday's match against Liverpool with a hamstring injury.

McCartney will miss the home match against Liverpool and will be a big blow to West Ham, who are already missing James Collins and Joey O'Brien. The good news for the Hammers is that Kevin Nolan has been deemed fit to return after leaving last weekend's match with a back injury. West Ham defenders are to avoided this week as Liverpool are almost impossible to keep out at the moment.
Source: Sky Sports
Apr 4 - 1:43 PM

Matthew Jarvis could return to the starting lineup on Sunday after a full week of training.

Jarvis returned to the bench for West Ham's last match but a full week of training since then can see him return to the starting lineup Sunday. Jarvis is someone to avoid in fantasy, especially against a tough Liverpool side.
Apr 4 - 1:39 PM

James Collins is ruled out for this weekend's match and is expected to miss 2-3 weeks with a calf injury.

Collins picked up the injury against Hull City a couple of weeks ago and hasn't recovered yet. It seems Winston Reid has his job in the meantime, but he is a risky play against Liverpool this weekend. Reid can be a great fill in against weaker oppositions, but there aren't many defenders I'd like to play against Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge.
Apr 4 - 1:21 PM

Andy Carroll continued his fine run of recent form for West Ham United, scoring the opening goal and assisting the game-winner in a 1-2 win over Sunderland.

The permanent move to West Ham is finally stating to bear some fruit, as Carroll has now scored twice in the past four matches - nothing extremely impessive, but for Carroll it is an encouraging sign. His size may be his best weapon and played a part in both goals. He headed in a Mark Noble corner that no on else could reach to score the opener. Then the game-winner would come in the 50th minute, when he settled a long free kick that floated into the box and fed it to Mohamed Diame, who fired home. Sunderland would make the final half hour an anxious one, but the Hammers held on and look secure from any possibility of relegation.
Mar 31 - 5:34 PM

Matt Jarvis is not likely to be fit for Monday Night Football with a thigh injury.

West Ham continue to struggle in attack and none of their attacking players do enough to be considered for fantasy, especially in an away match. If you are feeling extremely adventurous, West Ham lined up with Matthew Taylor, Mark Noble, Steward Downing, Kevin Nolan, and Mohamed Diame in midfield when Jarvis was out last week.

James Collins will face a late fitness test before Monday's match against Sunderland but is considered doubtful for the game.

James Collins left West Ham's match against Hull City with a calf injury which will likely force him out of action on Monday. Winston Reid wasn't even in the match squad against Hull City due to an illness and we don't know if he'll be well enough to play on Monday. Due to the multiple uncertainties, I would avoid any West Ham center-backs other than James Tomkins.
Source: DailyMail
Mar 28 - 11:34 AM

Mark Noble created the opportunity that turned the match and then scored the ensuing penalty for West Ham's first goal in their 2-1 win over Hull City at Upton Park.

Mark Noble's driving movement through the heart of the Hull City defense saw the ball go through to Mohamed Diame who was subsequently fouled in the box by Allan McGregor. Noble dispatched the penalty that resulted from McGregor's tackle/barge. McGregor was also red carded and though Hull City actually played better after going down to ten men, West Ham managed to pull out a critical win that will likely secure another season in the Premier League.
Source: ESPNFC.com
Mar 26 - 6:00 PM

Matt Jarvis picked up a thigh injury during West Ham's loss against Manchester United and will have to be assessed before their match against Hull on Wednesday.

Jarvis started last game on the bench but came on to replace Mohamed Diame in the second half. If he can't play this game, Diame will likely get another start. West Ham are once against struggling to score goals so there is a big possibility that Sam Allardyce shuffles his lineup. Outside of Andy Carroll, West Ham's attacking players are to be avoided.
Source: WHUFC
Mar 25 - 7:36 PM

Adrian has been good since taking over from Jussi Jaaskelainen but not today as he was caught out of his net in the 8th minute by Wayne Rooney in a 2-0 loss to Manchester United.

West Ham were never really in the match with Rooney scoring on eight minutes and then again in the thirty third. Adrian was forced into four saves in addition to the two goals he conceded and his teammates yielded 55% of the possession to the away team. The result will be distressing to Sam Allardyce as he had a full strength line-up which has been rare this season. It is highly unlikely that the Hammers are in danger of going down but the gulf in quality between even a sub-par United side and Big Sam's best eleven was pretty wide.
Source: ESPNFC.com
Mar 22 - 3:36 PM

Marco Borriello is still struggling with a calf problem and will miss this weekend's match.

Borriello joined West Ham to give the Hammers some attacking fire-power but hasn't been able to contribute much due to injuries. He probably won't be fantasy relevant this season.
Mar 14 - 6:25 PM


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