Slaven Bilic column: I'm confident we'll see a reaction

Friday 18 Aug
Updated Friday 18 Aug 11:32

Slaven Bilic column: I'm confident we'll see a reaction

Slaven Bilic

The Hammers boss writes his exclusive pre-match weekly column for ‪whufc.com ahead of Saturday’s Premier League clash at Southampton…

As you can imagine, there was huge disappointment in the dressing-room after our first game of the season at Manchester United last week.

In pictures: Hammers train for Saints showdown

Thursday 17 Aug
Updated Thursday 17 Aug 16:30

In pictures: Hammers train for Saints showdown

Captain Mark Noble moves the goalposts!
Captain Mark Noble moves the goalposts!
Joe Hart gets down - right down - to make a save!
Joe Hart gets down - right down - to make a save!
Marko Arnautovic was in high spirits on the training pitch
Marko Arnautovic was in high spirits on the training pitch
Who can blame Michail Antonio for smiling? He's fit to face Southampton on Saturday
Who can blame Michail Antonio for smiling? He's fit to face Southampton on Saturday
Angelo Ogbonna cools down on a humid morning at Rush Green
Angelo Ogbonna cools down on a humid morning at Rush Green
Declan Rice looks focused as he looks to build on his impressive display at Old Trafford
Declan Rice looks focused as he looks to build on his impressive display at Old Trafford
Pablo Zabaleta shares his experience during Thursday's training session
Pablo Zabaleta shares his experience during Thursday's training session
Edimilson, Cheikhou, Diafra and Arthur strike a pose
Edimilson, Cheikhou, Diafra and Arthur strike a pose
Chicharito enjoyed Thursday's session
Chicharito enjoyed Thursday's session
The Big Man is back...
The Big Man is back...
...and so are Cheik and Michail!
...and so are Cheik and Michail!
The manager gets his point across to AC
The manager gets his point across to AC
Time to put in the hard yards
Time to put in the hard yards
Could Sead Haksabanovic be involved in the first-team squad on Saturday?
Could Sead Haksabanovic be involved in the first-team squad on Saturday?
Captain Mark Noble moves the goalposts!1
Joe Hart gets down - right down - to make a save!2
Marko Arnautovic was in high spirits on the training pitch3
Who can blame Michail Antonio for smiling? He's fit to face Southampton on Saturday4
Angelo Ogbonna cools down on a humid morning at Rush Green5
Declan Rice looks focused as he looks to build on his impressive display at Old Trafford6
Pablo Zabaleta shares his experience during Thursday's training session7
Edimilson, Cheikhou, Diafra and Arthur strike a pose8
Chicharito enjoyed Thursday's session9
The Big Man is back...10
...and so are Cheik and Michail!11
The manager gets his point across to AC12
Time to put in the hard yards13
Could Sead Haksabanovic be involved in the first-team squad on Saturday?14

 

West Ham United were at near full-strength on the training pitch as Slaven Bilic prepared his squad for Saturday's Premier League fixture at Southampton.

Michail Antonio is in line for his first appearance of the season, while Cheikhou Kouyate and Andy Carroll were also all smiles as they took to the pitch at Rush Green, and are both set to return at Newcastle United on 26 August.

Club photographers Arfa Griffiths and Avril Husband were on hand to capture all the action as West Ham got down to work on Thursday morning.

 

Marko Arnautovic changes shirt number

Wednesday 16 Aug
Updated Wednesday 16 Aug 17:40

Marko Arnautovic changes shirt number

Marko Arnautovic will wear the No7 shirt for the 2017/18 season, after the Premier League ratified his request to change from 27 following the opening game of the campaign at Manchester United.

Cheltenham tie picked for TV coverage

Monday 14 Aug
Updated Monday 14 Aug 11:00

Cheltenham tie picked for TV coverage

Cheltenham Town's LCI Rail Stadium

West Ham United's Carabao Cup second round tie against Cheltenham Town has been selected for live broadcast by Sky Sports.

The Hammers will travel to the LCI Stadium for a 7.45pm kick-off on Wednesday 23 August.

West Ham take on the Robins at the same stage of the competition for the second time in five seasons, after a Boleyn Ground meeting between the clubs in August 2013.

Team News: Joe, Zaba, Arnie and Chicha all handed full Hammers debuts at Old Trafford

Sunday 13 Aug
Updated Sunday 13 Aug 15:07

Team News: Joe, Zaba, Arnie and Chicha all handed full Hammers debuts at Old Trafford

Old Trafford

 

Slaven Bilic has handed no fewer than four players their full West Ham United debut in today’s 2017/18 Premier League opener at Manchester United.

Former Red Devils striker Chicharito, ex-Manchester City full-back Pablo Zabaleta, Citizens loanee Joe Hart and ex-Stoke City winger Marko Arnautovic are all in the Super Sunday starting XI at Old Trafford.

Date set for Carabao Cup tie

Friday 11 Aug
Updated Friday 11 Aug 18:00

Date set for Carabao Cup tie

Cheltenham Town

West Ham United will travel to Cheltenham Town in the second round of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday 23 August, kick-off 7.45pm.

The Hammers have been drawn against the League 2 side for the second time in five seasons, having played them at the Boleyn Ground at the same stage of this competition in August 2013, triumphing 2-1 thanks to goals from Ricardo Vaz Te and Ravel Morrison.

West Ham United's 2017-18 squad numbers revealed

Friday 11 Aug
Updated Friday 11 Aug 17:12

West Ham United's 2017-18 squad numbers revealed

West Ham United have confirmed their squad numbers for the 2017/18 season.

Having already confirmed that new boys Chicharito and Joe Hart would take the Nos17 and 25 shirts respectively, Club record signing Marko Arnautovic will line-up for the Hammers with No27 on his back after making the move from Stoke City this summer.

West Ham United's October & November fixture changes announced

Friday 11 Aug
Updated Friday 11 Aug 10:04

West Ham United's October & November fixture changes announced

London Stadium at dusk

With the huge interest in seeing how West Ham United perform with our exciting new signings this season, five of our games during October and November have been selected for TV coverage

Masuaku receives first DR Congo call-up

Thursday 10 Aug
Updated Thursday 10 Aug 15:00

Masuaku receives first DR Congo call-up

Arthur Masuaku

 

Arthur Masuaku has been called-up by DR Congo for the first time.

The West Ham United full-back has been included in the African nation’s 36-man provisional squad for two 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers with Tunisia next month.