Paul Merson suggested that there are major problems at West Ham, when writing his regular column for the Daily Star, highlighting how Mark Noble’s spat with Angelo Ogbonna during their Boxing Day clash with Crystal Palace proved that all is not well.

The Hammers have been in shocking form of late. They have won just twice in their last 12 Premier League games. And have fallen down to 17th spot in the table, just one point clear of the drop zone.

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West Ham were really poor against Crystal Palace on Boxing Day. Despite taking the lead, the east London outfit ended up losing the game 2-1.

Halfway through the match, Mark Noble had strong words with Angelo Ogbonna.

And Merson highlighted how that was a big sign that there is ‘major trouble’ at the club, when writing his regular column for the Daily Star:

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Paul Merson (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

“West Ham look for all the world like a team in major trouble and I don’t think the manager is right for them at all. They’ve just been turned over by Crystal Palace and now they have to play Leicester. Things haven’t been right at West Ham for months. But watching Mark Noble having a go at his team-mates tells me there’s a problem there. They don’t look united. And every time they win a game and you think they’ll be alright again, they go and lose to someone they should be beating.”

 

Trouble at the London Stadium?

Merson is spot on. There is definitely something not right at West Ham. And Noble’s spat with Ogbonna clearly highlighted that there are problems amongst the players.

When results are bad, the players sometimes turn on each other. And if that is the case, Pellegrini’s side are bang in trouble.

The Hammers could be inside the bottom three by the turn of the year. They play Leicester today, and if they lose, and Aston Villa beat Watford, that’s exactly where they will be.

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