David Moyes admits time is a luxury he doesn’t have at West Ham as he looks to pull the Hammers clear of trouble.
West Ham boss David Moyes has made it clear he is ready to wield the axe if his players do not toe the line as he prepares for the crunch clash with Bournemouth on New Year’s Day (West Ham 19/20, Draw 13/5, Bournemouth 11/4 – Outright Betting).
The Hammers have dispensed with the services of Manuel Pellegrini after a dreadful run and re-appointed Moyes, who has been handed an 18-month contract at the London Stadium.
He knows his first and most important job is to ensure West Ham do not get relegated and a win over fellow strugglers Bournemouth on Wednesday would be a great start (West Ham 5/2 to be relegated).
With players fighting each other on the field during matches, Moyes knows he has to bring discipline to the side if they are to pick up some much needed points, and he needs to do it quickly.
Moyes said: “You either get on board or you don’t, because I haven’t got enough time and enough games – so if one or two of you don’t like it then sorry, let me know.”
The Hammers have lost their last four home matches and need to bring that run to a swift end.
Left-back Aaron Cresswell returns from suspension while Mark Noble, Robert Snodgrass and Michail Antonio are all itching to get back in after being left out against Leicester.
Bournemouth’s cause has not been helped by a host of injury problems and they find themselves in trouble, just a point and a place above their hosts in the Premier League standings.
However, the Cherries do welcome back Callum Wilson, Lewis Cook and Ryan Fraser who all missed the defeat to Brighton.