West Ham’s game away at Manchester City was called off today due to adverse weather.
Many Hammers fans were very frustrated with the postponement of the match today. And rightly so.
In spite of the fact that everybody expected West Ham to lose today, having the game called off would have obviously ruined a lot of peoples’ plans.
There is reason for Hammers fans to be happy, however. In fact, there are three very good ones.
The Brazilian has been out injured since early January, and West Ham have really missed his pace and attacking drive in the final third.
Ok, he hasn’t been in great form this season, but the Hammers still look like a considerably weaker team when he is not playing.
Anderson was touch and go for today’s clash with City, but now with the postponement, he should definitely be fit for the east London outfit’s next game.
City fixture pile-up incoming
Pep Guardiola’s men are currently 22 points adrift of Liverpool in the race for the Premier League title.
The face Leicester City away in two weeks time, followed by a trip to Real Madrid for the first-leg of their last 16 Champions League tie.
The Carabao Cup final against Aston Villa then comes immediately after their clash with Los Blancos. And FA Cup fifth round clash with Sheffield Wednesday then follows that.
In short, City have so many games coming up in competitions that they can genuinely win this season, unlike the Premier League. If the re-arranged game against West Ham is put in the middle of some of the above mentioned matches, could Guardiola be tempted to rest some key men?
We can only hope that that turns out to be the case.
Bowen and Soucek
The Englishman and the Czech stars arrived at the club at the end of January, and they will undoubtedly still be attempting to settle down and adjust to life in east London.
The fixture being postponed today will allow the duo more time to acclimatise to their team’s playing style and to gain a greater understanding with their teammates.
West Ham desperately need those two players to hit the ground running, and this extra bit of time before their next game will do them the world of good.