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Premier League journalist sends warning to ‘lucky’ West Ham as ‘bottom three’ stat emerges

According to Premier League journalist Alex Keble, West Ham United may have been “lucky” so far this season.

The East London team has four victories out of its eight games and is presently sixth in the standings with 14 points.

The Hammers, however, are nearly in the relegation zone in the Expected Goals (xG) table, according to the official Premier League website (17 October).

Keble writes on the official Premier League website, “West Ham are only 2.93 points off the bottom three, despite nobody clearly afraid for David Moyes’ side at this stage.

West Ham, with a +4.56 xGA Delta (the difference between actual goals allowed and xG Against), has the highest xGA Delta. As a result of winning 5.41 more points than “expected,” they would have the biggest positional decline of all players, falling seven places.

Although the numbers suggest that West Ham has gotten lucky this season, manager Moyes will undoubtedly disagree. Due in large part to the loss of captain and star midfielder Declan Rice, the coach was compelled to put in a lot of effort throughout preseason.

However, the Hammers bounced back by bringing in James Ward-Prowse and Edson Alvarez, who had an immediate impact at the London Stadium. Mohammed Kudus, a fellow summer entrant, can also be credited with Moyes’ excellent hiring practices.

The East London team has lost just two league games this season, and those losses came against Premier League heavyweights Manchester City and Liverpool, demonstrating how frequently he uses the right tactics.

In addition, they triumphed 3-1 over Chelsea and Brighton while earning a spirited point against Newcastle United. As long as the London Stadium club maintains such results, Moyes won’t worry too much about Expected Goals.

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