West Ham United are not only efficient on the pitch this season but off it too.
David Moyes is leading West Ham to what promises to be the club’s best season for 35 years.
The Hammers sit fifth in the Premier League table, just two points off fourth-placed Chelsea.
High flying Hammers dreaming of Champions League
Champions League football is very much a realistic aim for West Ham going into the final nine games of the season.
It is some turnaround from last season when Moyes helped secure survival in a relegation-threatened campaign.
That will be music to the ears of co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold.
Study shows shows West Ham are second most cost efficient club – music to Sullivan and Gold’s ears
BetVictor’s Premier League Wages study makes for good reading for West Ham.
The Hammers are currently estimated to have spent £587,164 per point by the end of the season, with only newly-promoted Leeds estimated to have spent less per point.
Moyes’s men are also predicted to have spent £2,055,075 per win by the time the league wraps up in just under two months time – a huge reduction of approximately £3.7 million or 64% compared to last year.
West Ham’s London rivals Arsenal are the least cost efficient club in the top flight with a whopping £2,140,136 per point – nearly four times that of the Hammers.
Man United’s also tops £2m while Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Leicester and Liverpool are all over £1.5m per point.
West Ham’s over performance is clearly the biggest factor in the report with 14 wins and seven draws to their name thus far.
But it comes after a concerted effort from Sullivan and Gold to streamline West Ham’s wage bill over the last few years.
Still some streamlining to do for Hammers
Andriy Yarmolenko is the club’s highest earner on £115,000 per week.
That in itself sums up how poor West Ham’s recruitment and decision-making has been pre-Moyes.
But the Hammers are looking to offload the Ukraine attacker and fellow high-earner Felipe Anderson in the summer.
That will generate more transfer funds for Moyes.
And the squad needs investment with a lack of options in several key areas including up front and central midfield.