Manuel Pellegrini has taken drastic action in an effort to arrest West Ham’s recent poor form by reducing time off for his players to just one day a week, according to a report from Football Insider.

The Hammers currently sit in 16th spot in the Premier League table. They have taken just two points from their last six league games.

Things looked so bright for West Ham after six games. They were in the mix for the top four, having beaten Manchester United 2-0 at the end of September.

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Manuel Pellegrini (Photo by Rich Linley – CameraSport via Getty Images)

Manuel Pellegrini then fielded a weakened team against Oxford in the Carabao Cup. The Hammers were dumped out of the competition, they lost their momentum and the rest is history.

The Chilean now finds himself under real pressure.

 

And according to Football Insider, he has ordered his team to train one more day than they usually would in a week.

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Manuel Pellegrini (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

West Ham face a huge game against Tottenham after the international break.

And Pellegrini will be hoping that the extra work on the training field will yield dividends against Mauricio Pochettino’s side.

Spurs are equally desperate for a win, however, so the Hammers will have to be on top form if they are to beat their London rivals.

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