West Ham are far from home and hosed, but fans need to lay off Moyes.
This week's live football commentariespublished at 10:58 4 October
10:58 4 October
The Champions League returns this week and there is plenty of Premier League to look forward to at the weekend. BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra will have you covered.
Tuesday, 4 October
Liverpool v Rangers (20:00)
Wednesday, 5 October
Chelsea v A.C. Milan (20:00)
Saturday, 8 October
Chelsea v Wolves (15:00)
Brighton v Tottenham (17:30)
Sunday, 9 October
West Ham v Fulham (14:00)
Crystal Palace v Leeds (14:00 - Sports Extra)
Arsenal v Liverpool (16:30)
All times are BST
'Watch out for a star in the making'published at 12:29 3 October
12:29 3 October
We asked for your post-match reaction after West Ham's 2-0 win over Wolves.
Here are some of your comments:
David: Much-improved performance on what we’ve seen thus far this season. No coincidence that their application and energy levels have dramatically increased and ball retention was definitely better. Wolves aren’t great but you have to start with baby steps and this just might be the catalyst to kick start the season. Bowen looks back to his best again.
Sinon: It wasn't a good watch, but it was an important three points that could kick-start our season. Bowen looked on fire again, and Scamacca showed us we might finally have signed a decent striker at the 75th attempt!
Scott: Solid performance against a team also lacking in confidence. We still play too negative under Moyes - he refuses to play Benrahma, who’s been our best player this season. I just feel teams have sussed out Moyes' one-dimensional football. We have spent big but no change of style, subs are like for like, no imagination. On a plus note Bowen was back on form.
Robert: See what happens when you change the team? Well done Moyes and the team, what an amazing improvement, keep it up.
John: Just glad to get the vital win, glimpses of a team… believe it or not I saw an awful lot in Paqueta, work rate and desire was there, obviously technically good as well, watch out for a star in the making.
Catch up with Saturday's Premier League actionpublished at 11:59 3 October
11:59 3 October
Saturday's football saw an enthralling north London Derby, a six-goal thriller at Anfield and much more.
Analysis: West Ham 2-0 Wolvespublished at 21:35 1 October
21:35 1 October
Steve Sutcliffe, BBC Sport
While West Ham have won four times in European competition this season a mixture of poor finishing and being unable to quite reach the levels of last term have contributed to a disappointing start to the Premier League season.
However, they appeared back on track against Wolves with David Moyes' side remedying some of their early-season problems.
Craig Dawson made a timely return in defence and alongside Kurt Zouma and Thilo Kehrer they enjoyed a relatively untroubled evening as the Hammers delivered a first clean sheet at home since beating Wolves 1-0 in February.
Further up the pitch, Declan Rice and Tomas Soucek went competently about their business and Jarrod Bowen and Gianluca Scamacca provided the finishing power that has been absent so far.
The Italian has had limited opportunities to impress since his summer arrival from Sassuolo but he struck up a healthy relationship with Bowen, who was the perfect foil.
West Ham 2-0 Wolves: Your post-match reactionpublished at 19:58 1 October
19:58 1 October
Were you at London Stadium or following the match from home?
West Ham 2-0 Wolves: What Moyes saidpublished at 19:53 1 October
19:53 1 October
West Ham boss David Moyes to Sky Sports: "It was really good. Some of our games have been really close. We've lost a few narrowly and had decisions go against us. We got over the line today.
"I don’t think we played as well today as we have in other games. Two good finishes. It's good those boys are on the scoresheet and hopefully it gives them confidence.
"Wolves are a good footballing team. We had to be patient and try to turn them over at the right moments.
"Gianluca Scamacca did really well for us today. People ask why we’re not playing him. But he needs to get a level of fitness and used to the Premier League. After 60 minutes we had to make a change. He led the line for us today. We’re really pleased with him today."
On all their summer signings: "You hope when you do it you’ll do it for the right reasons. I believe we’ve signed a lot of really good players. They’ll come good. I hope they do add to it. We felt we started to run out of steam from January or February and we needed more numbers and better quality. We need to give that quality a chance to come through and show what they can do.
"We’re trying to improve. We have played some brilliant football for two and a half years ago. Two years ago we were a good counter-attacking team. Then teams didn’t come onto us as much. When you bring all these players in, you would chose to bring in three or four if you could. Because of our numbers we had to bring in eight or nine."
Follow West Ham v Wolves livepublished at 16:36 1 October
16:36 1 October
The confirmed West Ham and Wolves team news is now in, with kick-off at London Stadium less than an hour away.
'I know I’m judged on results and they need to get better'published at 15:11 30 September
15:11 30 September
David Moyes says West Ham's start to the season has not been good enough and results need to improve.
After finishing sixth and seventh respectively in the past two seasons, the Hammers sit in the bottom three after just one win from seven in the Premier League.
On the need for results to get better, Moyes said: "I think if you look back a couple of years, if you said West Ham had gone this far up the table you’d say that’s really good.
"We want to challenge there. We want to stay there. We haven’t got off to as good a start as we’ve wanted. We’ve played more games than any other Premier League club, we started the season with one fit centre-back and we’re trying to integrate seven or eight players - so there are reasons.
"But I know I’m judged on results and they need to get better."
The Hammers have only scored three goals in the Premier League so far, with the likes of Jarrod Bowen, Said Benrahma and new signings Lucas Paqueta and Gianluca Scamacca yet to get off the mark.
"We’ve not scored enough goals. We’ve hit the woodwork maybe six times - which doesn’t get you a goal, but tells you you’re getting close to goals. So hopefully we’ll get them.
"We have created some chances - not as many as we want - and it’s a case of taking the opportunities we’re getting and getting in front in games."
Moyes on the international break, improving results and Scamaccapublished at 14:15 30 September
14:15 30 September
David Moyes has been speaking to the media before Saturday's game against Wolves.
Here are the key lines from the West Ham boss:
Moyes said "most of the players look like they’ve returned from international duty OK" and added that Nayef Aguerd and Ben Johnson are nearing a return.
When asked about the poor start to the season, Moyes said: "I know I’m judged on results and they need to get better."
On whether the international break allowed the team to reset: "I’m hoping they’re all fresh. The boys who didn’t go had a couple of days off and we’ve got work in as well. The boys who did go, hopefully they’ve come back with confidence."
After three weeks without a home game, Moyes said: "We’re looking forward to getting back to London Stadium. We’re in good spirits and hopefully we’re good to go."
Moyes said the club "thinks a lot of" Gianluca Scamacca, adding: "He’s coming on well. As long as he stays fit and healthy, you’ll see a lot more of him."
As much as I want to say West Ham will finish above Wolves, current form suggests the opposite.
A completely new team, the Hammers are struggling for form, and the fusion of new players into the squad hasn't been as smooth as we'd have wished. But... we do have some great players. With luck, a good run of form is coming.
We could beat Wolves this week - we have a much stronger team. But I'm sure they will carry a degree of confidence after reviewing West Ham's last few Premier League displays.
Gianluca Scamacca needs a big performance. He's proved in Europe and at his former club that he can score goals - something we have lacked this season.
Honestly, as a realist, I do not think we will finish higher than Wolves. As a lifelong West Ham fan, I hope that we do.
Yeah, probably! It's difficult for Wolves fans to argue anything differently on current form, with only two wins in 17 and just 0.43 goals per game this season.
As much as it disappoints me, Wolves are really struggling at the minute and it's hard to see where the next goal is coming from, let alone worrying about finishing above West Ham.
We have skilful, technically brilliant players but that all means nothing without scoring goals. Wolves currently have no striking options - Raul Jimenez is injured, Sasa Kalajdzic is out for the season and emergency measure Diego Costa is not yet match fit.
Wolves need to pick up points soon or we will be worrying about a relegation scrap. Maybe it will click against West Ham this weekend and we will be saying 'You know what, Wolves will finish above West Ham!'"
'Where have West Ham’s goals gone?'published at 17:00 28 September
17:00 28 September
Emma Jones, BBC Radio London
Where have West Ham’s goals gone?
That is the mystery that needs to be solved – and soon.
They don’t have any problems scoring in Europe. In fact, they’ve got three goals in each of their Europa Conference League matches so far.
But the Premier League is a different story - it took until the fourth match of the new season to get off the mark. So far, it's seven games played, and in total three goals scored.
While some new additions are slowly finding their feet, it seems that some of the more established stars are struggling for form.
The previously reliable Jarrod Bowen got his first England senior call up, thanks to his goals and assists last season, but hasn’t scored in the Premier League since 15 May.
Meanwhile, Michail Antonio’s only top-flight goal so far was in the (admittedly controversial) loss at Chelsea.
Clearly, players like Gianluca Scamacca, Maxwell Cornet and Lucas Paqueta have been brought in with the aim of adding to West Ham’s scoring options. They now need to perfect that aim, and fast.
Goals win games. And West will be well aware they need to start winning again as soon as possible.
West Ham v Wolves: Head-to-head recordpublished at 13:02 28 September
13:02 28 September
West Ham have won three of their past four Premier League games against Wolves (L1), having won just two of their first eight against them in the competition before this (D1 L5).
Wolves have kept a clean sheet in five of their past eight Premier League games against West Ham, though they have lost each time they’ve conceded in this run.
West Ham and Wolves are the joint-lowest scorers in the Premier League this season, with both sides netting three goals in their seven games so far. Indeed, the Hammers are the only side in the competition yet to score in the first half of games, while Wolves are the only team without a goal after half-time.
No side in the Premier League so far this season has underperformed goals scored compared to their expected goals total by a greater margin than West Ham (-4.6 –3 goals and 7.6xG), with Wolves having the next lowest in the league (-3.87).
Wolves also have the lowest shot conversion rate of all Premier League sides so far this term (3.7%).
This week's live football commentariespublished at 10:59 28 September
10:59 28 September
The Premier League returns this weekend and BBC Radio 5 Live have four top-flight commentaries available, including Sunday's Manchester derby.
Saturday, 1 October
Liverpool v Brighton & Hove Albion (15:00)
West Ham United v Wolverhampton Wanderers (17:30)
Sunday, 2 October
Manchester City v Manchester United (14:00)
Leeds United v Aston Villa (16:30)
All times are BST
Four out as England matchday squad for Germany confirmedpublished at 09:32 26 September
'No-one knows West Ham like Mark'published at 12:06 23 September
12:06 23 September
We asked you for your thoughts on Mark Noble's new position as West Ham's sporting director and whether you think it's a good move for the club.
Here are some of your comments:
Cameron: What a great move by West Ham. If you’re looking to get a sporting director then Mark Noble ticks every box there is. He can tell every kid, right up to seasoned pro, what the club lives and breathes. He has seen it and done it. I watched his final appearance for West Ham and what a feeling. My only advice would be why wait? Get him in right away.
Ron: Excellent news. Mark Noble should already be in a major role at West Ham. He has served us to the hilt and it's only fitting that he continues in that role. A super role model for the future of the Irons!
John: Difficult to comment without knowing the scope of his role, but no-one knows the modern West Ham like Mark and nobody is more committed to us than he is. Great to have him back and wish him every success.
Alan: I have the utmost respect for Mark Noble. As a player he was loyal, dedicated and full of talent. If he brings those traits to his new position he will continue to be a truly valuable asset to West Ham.
Tony: Mark Noble is West Ham through and through and understands everything it means to play for your boyhood club. But more importantly, he understands the supporters and what it means to us.