West Ham United: 9 stats you need to know this season

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A collection of the top stats of West Ham United’s Premier League campaign so far, featuring Andy Carroll, Alex Song and Stewart Downing

Alex Song has been a force in defensive midfield for West Ham United so far this season, but Mark Noble has attempted more tackles than him.

  PositionTeamTotal Tackle/GamesWon Tackle/GameAppearancesMins Played
Mark Noble MF West Ham 2.92 2.33 12 988
Cheikhou Kouyaté MF West Ham 2.8 2.07 15 1,238
Alexandre Song MF West Ham 2.69 2.38 13 1,021
James Tomkins DF West Ham 2.07 1.5 14 1,215
Aaron Cresswell DF West Ham 1.68 1.11 19 1,710

Aaron Cresswell has been brilliant for the Hammers, but the 25-year-old left-back has also been directly responsible for two of the 23 goals that they have conceded.

  PositionTeamError Lead To GoalAppearancesMins Played
Aaron Cresswell DF West Ham 2 19 1,710
Adrián GK West Ham 1 19 1,710

Stewart Downing has put in more crosses than any other West Ham player, but his cross accuracy is distinctly average.

  PositionTeamTotal Cross/GAMEAccurate Cross/GAMEAppearancesMins Played
Stewart Downing MF West Ham 8.89 2.78 18 1,603
Carl Jenkinson DF West Ham 4.53 0.73 15 1,137
Aaron Cresswell DF West Ham 3.74 0.68 19 1,710
Guy Demel DF West Ham 3.2 0.6 5 242
Morgan Amalfitano MF West Ham 3 0.38 13 723

It is not surprising to see Enner Valencia head the list of attempted dribbles, and it seems that Mauro Zarate has been adventurous as well.

  PositionTeamTotal Dribbles/GameDribbles Won/GameAppearancesMins Played
Enner Valencia FW West Ham 3.44 1.44 16 869
Mauro Zárate FW West Ham 3.14 1.57 7 415
Diafra Sakho FW West Ham 2.54 0.92 13 955
Alexandre Song MF West Ham 2.46 1.62 13 1,021
Guy Demel DF West Ham 2.2 1.2 5 242

Not many will be surprised to see Andy Carroll's aerial superiority following his recent return from injury.

  PositionTeamAerial Won GAMEAerial Lost GAMEAppearancesMins Played
Andy Carroll FW West Ham 9.89 5.78 9 665
James Tomkins DF West Ham 4.71 1.43 14 1,215
James Collins DF West Ham 3.42 1 12 757
Winston Reid DF West Ham 3.33 1.61 18 1,554

Downing has provided six assists, but two of them were unintentional. Cheikhou Kouyate has provided two assists, but he did not mean either of them.

  PositionTeamGoal AssistGoal Assist IntentionalAppearancesMins Played
Stewart Downing MF West Ham 6 4 18 1,603
James Tomkins DF West Ham 3 2 14 1,215
Aaron Cresswell DF West Ham 2 2 19 1,710
Carl Jenkinson DF West Ham 2 2 15 1,137
Cheikhou Kouyaté MF West Ham 2 0 15 1,238

Downing has been one of the most creative players in the Premier League, but it appears that defensive midfielder Song has played his part in that department.

  PositionTeamKey PassesBig Chance CreatedAppearancesMins Played
Stewart Downing MF West Ham 54 5 18 1,603
Aaron Cresswell DF West Ham 21 3 19 1,710
Alexandre Song MF West Ham 15 2 13 1,021
Mark Noble MF West Ham 14 0 12 988
Diafra Sakho FW West Ham 12 2 13 955

Carroll is not guaranteed a place in West Ham's starting line-up, but the England international striker has certainly been more impressive than Diafra Sakho and Enner Valencia when it comes to key passes and chances created.

  PositionTeamKey PassesBig Chance CreatedAppearancesMins Played
Diafra Sakho FW West Ham 12 2 13 955
Andy Carroll FW West Ham 8 1 9 665
Enner Valencia FW West Ham 8 2 16 869

One area that Carroll is behind Sakho is his ability to keep his shots on target.

  PositionTeamTotal ShotsShots on TargetShot Off TargetAppearancesMins Played
Diafra Sakho FW West Ham 40 13 20 13 955
Stewart Downing MF West Ham 37 11 13 18 1,603
Enner Valencia FW West Ham 32 7 14 16 869
Andy Carroll FW West Ham 31 8 16 9 665
Morgan Amalfitano MF West Ham 13 3 5 13 723

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