West Ham United have only won once in the league at the London Stadium so far this season from five attempts.
Beaten on home turf by Bournemouth, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Tottenham, West Ham’s only Premier League victory in Stratford has come against Manchester United.
There was the notable draw with Chelsea of course. And that could quite easily have been a win had Andriy Yarmolenko not headed wide when it seemed easier to score.
An 8-0 win over Macclesfield in the League Cup suggested West Ham were finally starting to find their feet at the controversial former Olympic Stadium which so divides the fanbase.
An unhappy home?
That theory was probably debunked, though, when Manuel Pellegrini’s side turned in a meek performance in exiting the same competition at the hands of bitter rivals Spurs in midweek.
Pitch invasions marred that game, eight months on from that now infamous day when Burnley came to town.
Ironically it is the Clarets West Ham entertain this weekend and Wednesday night’s incidents are a reminder that all is still not well at a home ground which quite simply still feels nothing like home for many Hammers fans.
A home ground where the home club does not control the stewarding. A nonsense really in an increasingly illogical and tempestuous relationship between West Ham and their landlords.
So what better way to make the place feel like home than getting the players together on the pitch for a pre-Burnley training session?
That’s exactly what Pellegrini opted to do this week and here we bring you every single picture taken at Friday’s session.