Stats: West Ham greater than Spurs and Chelsea in these key areas

West Ham United are out-performing old London rivals Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea in a number of vital areas on the pitch.

When it comes to set-piece strategy, crossing accuracy, effectiveness from long-distance shooting and limiting defensive errors, West Ham United are streaks ahead of old London rivals like Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea.

Jose Mourinho's Blues may be leading the Premier League table, having tallied 19 points from just seven outings which has opened up a five point cushion over second place Manchester City, but when it comes to training ground tactics, there are few managers who have the acumen of the under-rated Sam Allardyce.

The Hammers were in dire straits at various points last season, but Allardyce has overseen a renaissance in the form of Stewart Downing, has unleashed Diafra Sakho while players like Mark Noble, Mauro Zarate, James Tomkins and Winston Reid continually prove their worth.

West Ham United are currently in seventh place in the Premier League, edging ahead of Arsenal due to a superior goal output and just one point shy of Spurs in sixth place.

The secret to the club's success this season can perhaps be summarised by their tactics from set-pieces as an extraordinary 50% of their goals goals in the league to date have been a result of dead-ball scenarios.

In fact, their haul of six goals from set-pieces is a high for the whole division, as is their accumulation of four from goals scored from shots outside the box.

Check out other areas West Ham are leagues ahead of their London rivals…

  Set piece goalsAccurate corners into boxAccurate CrossGoals from outside boxError led to shotGames
West Ham 6 16 41 4 0 7
Tottenham 1 10 26 1 4 7
Chelsea 4 10 27 1 4 7

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