We are only a month into this Premier League season and already West Ham have established some stellar landmarks. To open their campaign with a raucous victory over Arsenal at the Emirates was resplendent enough, but to break a 52-year losing record at Anfield, well, that was even more unexpected.
These away wins, historic as they are, have rather drowned out the dizzied and sluggish home losses to Leicester City and Bournemouth. Still, the issues Slaven Bilic’s team have encountered playing at home do not seem serious enough to warrant grave concern just yet. West Ham also emerged as one of a handful of clubs to thrive in the hectic maelstrom that is the transfer period, securing a number of new and returning players. Their work in the market was garnished with a stunning final flourish, as four players were secured on the final day.