West Ham United
Virgil van Dijk has today been crowned as the first Standard Chartered Player of the Month for 2018-19, in recognition of his imperious form for Liverpool in August.
The international break arrived at the right time for struggling West Ham United and their focused training in the past fortnight can kickstart their Premier League campaign, winger Michail Antonio said on Wednesday.
New Liverpool signing, Fabinho, is eager to make his Premier League debut but is aware that he must first adapt to the Merseyside club’s robust playing style under manager Juergen Klopp.
Bournemouth beat promoted Cardiff City 2-0 in their season opener and followed it up with a 2-1 win at West Ham United last weekend to maintain their perfect record.
The Hammers won just two of their opening 15 top-flight matches a year ago, condemning them to a campaign-long relegation battle they only won with two games to spare.
Arsenal manager, Unai Emery, believes it is vital for his players to start taking control of matches as they seek their first Premier League victory of the season on Saturday.
Pellegrini last weekend noted that a lot of supporters at the London Stadium left early as West Ham let a one-goal lead slip to suffer a 1-2 defeat by Bournemouth.
The London club have brought in Manuel Pellegrini as manager and spent nearly 100 million pounds to bolster the squad in the transfer window.
Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez are their only senior centre backs fit and available ahead of the new season.