West Ham have started the season like a house on fire and currently find themselves third in the Premier League table after 11 games, and just three points off Chelsea at the summit, but they face an in-form Wolves side looking to make amends from their defeat to Crystal Palace just before the international break.
David Moyes has continued to work wonders at the London Stadium since returning for his second stint in December 2019. Not only has he guided the club to the Europa League, but his side are managing the extra strain of Thursday nights with merit, not allowing their busier schedule to affect their domestic duties.
West Ham are currently in the top four and have claimed the scalps of Liverpool, Tottenham, Everton and Leicester this season, as well as Man Utd and Man City in the League Cup, while they have already guaranteed progression to the knockout rounds of the Europa League, but Moyes will not want his side to get complacent.
Wolves have been on an upward trajectory since their disastrous start, in which Bruno Lage’s men lost three of their opening four games. The Black Country side have won four of their proceeding six games and are now up to eighth in the table, and they will be looking for revenge with the Hammers doing the double over them last term.
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Wolves vs West Ham: Match Stats
There have been a number of standout players in Moyes’ side this campaign, not least Michail Antonio, whose nine direct goal involvements (six goals, three assists) is the second-most of any Premier League player, behind only Mohamed Salah (10 goals, seven assists), but another player starting to come to the fore is Jarrod Bowen.
There have been calls from some for Bowen to receive international recognition with England, and if he continues on his current path, Gareth Southgate may be unable to ignore him for too much longer. In this particular fixture, Bowen has netted more Premier League goals against Wolves than he has against any other side in the competition (three). In fact, he averages a goal once every 77 minutes against the Black Country side.
05 Apr 2021 – Wolves 2-3 West Ham – Premier League
27 Sep 2020 – West Ham 4-0 Wolves – Premier League
20 Jun 2020 – West Ham 0-2 Wolves – Premier League
04 Dec 2019 – Wolves 2-0 West Ham – Premier League
29 Jan 2019 – Wolves 3-0 West Ham – Premier League
West Ham’s double over Wolves last season was their first since 1922/23, while they haven’t won three league games in a row against them since a run of eight between 1920 and 1958. At home, West Ham ran riot in a 4-0 win, which was the start of an impressive run that saw them catapult themselves up the table and claim sixth, while away at Molineux, Moyes’ men found themselves 3-0 up by the 38th minute before Wolves rallied to get two, but not enough to restore parity.