Results tagged “premier league”
West Ham are safe! (Er, theoretically.) According to our number crunching, West Ham are due to get 40 points by the season's end. And that would mean safety in all but three of the 18 seasons of the 20-team format.
See below to see how we've figured it out.
West Ham are second in the Premier League. But only in terms of injury time goals. The Irons have netted four after the end of 45 and 90 minutes.
Our analysis also shows that the team are slow starters scoring only 32% of their goals in the first half.
See our graphic below for more detail.
Unsurprisingly, the clubs with the biggest turnovers are grouped near the top of the league and the smaller clubs are lower.
Compare West Ham's £46.17million to Man Utd's £363million or, to annoy Jose Mourinho more, Chelsea's £255million.
Check out our graph below for the full league table.
In 2010 the Premier League introduced the Home Grown Player Rule to encourage clubs to develop talent. However, what constitutes a home-grown player is not simple. In fact, players who are not born in England can be "home-grown players".
West Ham, for example, has 15 home-grown players, the second highest in the league. Five are non-English.
See our graphics, below, for more information.
With the transfer window closing at the end of the week, we've taken a look at how West Ham compare to other Premier League sides.
See our graphic, below, to compare West Ham on its squad size, number of under-21 players and home-grown players.