West Ham United are a farcry from the team that wowed everyone with their breathtaking attacking play in the 2015/16 season. Slaven Bilic has been adamant of an upturn in form yet statistics indicate a worrying pattern for the Hammers fans.
A shambolic 20th position in distance covered and sprints per game along with 19th in defending at the death, West Ham have looked out of depth at both ends of the field. The lack of young blood has not helped their cause with the Croatian manager preferring experience over exhilaration.
With the kind of fixtures that awaits the London side during the busy Christmas period, dropping to the relegation zone has suddenly become a real possibility for the Hammers.