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West Ham United new player in and out 2017/18. Here is the West Ham United First Team Squad 2017/18. The January transfer window 2018 is closed and we have the full West Ham transfers list 2018 with all West Ham new player signings 2017/18.
West Ham United squad 2017/18. West Ham United have been improving their squad this season ahead of the 2018/19 season. After a successful 2015/16 season and moving to their new home, the London Stadium in summer 2016, everyone expected the Hammers to be really strong in the 2016/17 season. However, this wasn’t the case. They finished 11th but spent a lot of the season lower down in the table, and flirting with relegation at some points.
Their home form really suffered in their new stadium, much to the disappointment of the fans. They suffered some really heavy losses at home, such as 4-2 vs Watford, 3-0 vs Southampton, 5-0 vs Manchester City and 4-0 vs Liverpool. This form continued in the 2017/18 season and Slaven Bilic was sacked midway through the 2017/18 season after this bad run of form and David Moyes was brought in.
In response to a below-par season, last season, West Ham United needed to make new signings. And they have done so, bringing in several good players. They have signed players who have proven they are good enough for the Premier League, such as Joe Hart and Javier Hernandez. They have a much better squad than last season and will be looking to compete higher up the table next season.
West Ham United FC new player in and out 2017-18. Here is the West Ham United Squad 2017-18. Also, check out our West Ham player wages article.
The West Ham line up 2017/18 season will consist of these players.
These are the only two goalkeepers in the West Ham United squad at the moment. Hart arrived on loan from Manchester City at the start of the season, a club where he seems surplus to requirements. He is likely to be the first choice keeper next season barring any unforeseen circumstances. He spent last season on loan at Serie A side Torino, but his performances there were not enough to earn him another chance under Pep Guardiola at Manchester City. If he plays well at West Ham United, the London side may look into making the loan move permanent next summer.
These defenders in the 2017/18 West Ham United squad are listed above. West Ham’s defence was heavily criticised last season and they have started to improve by signing ex-Manchester City right-back Pablo Zabaleta. They have been linked with more players but also signed Jose Fonte in January, who is a good player and put in some decent performances in the second half of the season. There is still time for them to sign more defenders before next season. They have recently signed Patrice Evra on-loan.
Above we can see the midfielders in the West Ham United squad for the 2017/18 season. Their star man is their captain, Mark Noble. He has been a reliable player for them for many seasons. Manuel Lanzini has also made a positive impact in a more advanced role. Youngster Sead Haksabanovic was their only summer recruit, the 18 year-old signing from Swedish side Halmstads.
Here at the attackers that will be in the 2017/18 West Ham United squad. As you can see, they have quite a lot of options now in this area of the field, and look very dangerous. These will be the key players for the Hammers this season as they look to improve on that 11th placed finish. Historically they have struggled to find solid options in attack, but they have also bought some Premier League proven talent, such as Javier Hernandez, signed from Bayer Leverkusen, and Marko Arnautovic, signed from Stoke City. There are also some other good options such as Andre Ayew and Michail Antonio, who have both proven they are dangerous going forward.
West Ham’s next six fixtures are relatively difficult. Here are their next six Premier League fixtures:
They will be aiming to get at least a couple wins from these games to end the season well. United and Chelsea are tough games, but so are away games at Swansea and Liverpool, so they need to try and come out of those games with some kind of result.
You can read more about West Ham’s season here: www.whufc.com