Goals. Goals. Goals. There have been at least three goals in West Ham’s last 11 Premier League games. There have been at least three goals scored in 10 of Bournemouth’s last 11 Premier League games. That means that the Hammers’ first competitive fixture at the Olympic Stadium should be an absolute cracker. Both teams are coming off the back of defeats.
Slaven Bilic bemoaned Diego Costa’s late winner after the Chelsea forward should been sent off for a dangerous tackle on Adrian. Thankfully the Spaniard was able to play on. Unfortunately, Andre Ayew was taken off on a stretcher for West Ham and is set for a four-month spell on the sidelines. Ouch. Lucky then that the home side will be able to call upon Dimitri Payet.
A cameo appearance from the French maestro gave Chelsea the sweats and a starting spot against Bournemouth can smash the Cherries to smithereens. He’s a game-changer.