West Ham's Defensive Attitude
The Actim Index of Premier League players features four West Ham players in the top one hundred. Perhaps not surprisingly not a single West Ham midfielder or striker makes it into the top one hundred Premier League players.
Only Robert Green from West Ham is currently in the Actim Top 50 of Premier League players this year. He just sneaks in at number 47.
Three more West Ham players make the top 100. George McCartney is the next most effective player, according to Actim at number 68. Lucas Neill is at 75 and Matthew Upson is at 86.
Glossing over the recent three 4-0 losses in a row then West Ham's defence has probably been the most positive aspect of the season. It is disappointing that not one West Ham midfielder of striker is in the top 100 Premier League players.
Dare one say this is perhaps a reflection of the style of play adopted by the club this year.