West Ham and Chicharito’s woes continue with defeat against Wolves


West Ham lost their fourth consecutive game of the season as they went down 1-0 against Wolves on Saturday.

The result means that Manuel Pellegrini’s side will remain rooted to the bottom of the EPL standings with zero points for yet another week.

On a worrying note, this is only the second time that the Hammers have lost all four of their opening League games, after they also did so during the 2010-11 season. That season also saw them being relegated.

The Hammers appointed Pellegrini during the summer as their new manager, in order to ensure a strong finish on the top half of the standings but as things stand, they could struggle to avoid relegation this season.

The game looked set for a 0-0 stalemate before Adama Traore fired home the winner for Wolves during the 93rd minute and ensured a first victory of the season for Nuno’s side.

The Hammers were largely subdued during the first-half but started to come into life during the second period. Pellegrini once again opted to utilize one specialist striker in Marko Arnautovic and only brought on Javier Hernandez during the 75th minute.

Carlos Sanchez committed a game-changing error during second half stoppage time and this was what ultimately led to Traore’s winner.

The result continues the recent impressive form of Wolves, after they claimed a creditable 1-1 draw against reigning Premier League champions Manchester City last weekend.

There will now be heavy pressure on Hammers boss Pellegrini. Should the East Londoners lose their fixture against Everton in two weeks after the international break, there is a realistic possibility that the Chilean could be sacked.