West Ham vs Chelsea - What the Papers Say
The Mirror and the News of the world both today report that West Ham's debts are now more than £100 million. Both papers quote David Gold saying,
"With the help of our bankers we will keep the club afloat, but it will take years to take West Ham where we want them to be."
The Sunday papers take a very bleak view of West Ham's hopes this season. The paper's match reports for the Chelsea game make for pretty bleak reading.
The Mail say that West Ham are a club who have given up hope of getting points off better teams and that they are "hoping they can find three who are even less able than themselves."
The NoW match report for yesterday's game says that David Sullivan is running short on excuses and that the only bright spot for West Ham was Kieron Dyer's introduction, "Dyer was inventive, the only highlight of another depressing day down Green Street."
The Mirror claim that West Ham only 'occasionally threatened' the Chelsea defence.
The Telegraph actually saw a few seeds of hope in West Ham's performance, "for West Ham there was improvement in defeat. They might now have conceded 12 goals in four games but there was fight in this performance and a first goal from open play."