David Moyes highlighted West Ham United’s positive goal difference as evidence of how much his team have improved this season, when writing a column for the Evening Standard.
The Hammers have clearly been more organised as a defensive unit this season.
We have also been much more clinical in front of goal. And the improvements have been clear to see.
Last season West Ham finished in 16th position with a goal difference of minus 13.
This term, we are currently sitting in 12th spot with a goal difference of plus four. That is quite the feat considering we have played six of last season’s top eight teams.
Sure, we have only played four games. The early signs are very good, however.
And Moyes highlighted our goal difference as evidence of our improvements, when writing a column for the Evening Standard:
“I believe we’re beginning to have a better balance to our team, something which is underlined by having the joint third-best goal difference in the Premier League and seven different goal scorers in our eight games so far. Our goalscoring ratio has improved greatly since we came back after the first lockdown and, equally important, we are conceding less. We can still do more, but I have seen improvement and the players have felt it as well.”
Moyes is right. West Ham definitely seem to be a different animal this season.
Tomorrow’s clash with Sheffield United will be a great marker of where we are.
The Blades have really struggled this season. A trip to Bramall Lane will still be a tricky examination for the Hammers, however.
If Moyes’s men are solid, well organised and attack with incision and authority, we will be just fine.
It’s the kind of game we have struggled in recently. It’s time for that to change, however. Come on you Irons!