2016/17: In numbers

West Ham United finished the 2016/17 Premier League strongly, with just one defeat in their final seven matches.

Those are just two of the numbers which matter when it comes to looking back over a ten-month, 46-match, four-competition campaign that had ups and downs galore!

Here, we look back at the Club’s first season at London Stadium in numbers, from the men who made a case for the defence to those who regularly went on the attack.

  • 1,082,464 fans bought tickets for Premier League matches at London Stadium in 2016/17 – an average of 56,972 per game
  • The Hammers scored 28 Premier League goals away from home – the highest of any club outside the top six
  • Of West Ham United’s 12 clean sheets, ten were kept at London Stadium
  • The Claret and Blue Army travelled a total of 5,654 miles to cheer on their team
  • Slaven Bilic used 29 different players in the Premier League – two more than he utilised in top-flight matches in the final season at the Boleyn Ground
  • The Hammers used 33 players in total – Reece Burke, Reece Oxford, Marcus Browne and Domingos Quina features in the UEFA Europa League
  • Slaven Bilic handed 15 players their debuts, including three Academy graduates
  • Fifteen different players scored 56 goals in all competition – 29 were scored from open play, 17 from set pieces, five from penalties, four from counter attacks and one own-goal!
  • Of those 56 goals, 27 were right-foot shots, 14 were left-foot shots, 14 were headers and one was an own goal!
  • No Hammer played more minutes than Cheikhou Kouyate’s 3,167 in all competitions or 2,728 in the Premier League
  • Michail Antonio, Cheikhou Kouyate, Winston Reid each started 36 matches in league and cup
  • Manuel Lanzini who made the most appearances all in, with 39 in all competitions
  • Defensively, Winston Reid led the way in blocks (56), clearances (244) and interceptions (81)
  • Cheikhou Kouyate totalled 99 tackles – nine more than Mark Noble and Pedro Obiang
  • Offensively, Michail Antonio led the way in goals scored (nine) and shots (77)
  • Assist-wise, it was Dimitri Payet who led the way with six, three more than five other players
  • Nobody won more aerial battles in the Premier League on average than Andy Carroll’s 9.1 per game