Speaking to the official West Ham website, Slaven Bilic has discussed the incredibly high conversion rate the Hammers have in front of goal this season, confirming that working on shooting has been a key part of training.
He said: “Yes [it is high], and it’s not accident. We work hard on training, on shooting, and it’s very important because it has served us well. It’s not come out of the blue and I am confident we can maintain that rate.”
The Hammers are currently sitting first in the table for their goalscoring stats, with their 13 goals scored in six games the highest in the division.
However, those 13 goals have come from only 63 attempted shots, the fourth lowest in the league, resulting in West Ham reaching six games into the campaign with a conversion rate of an exceptionally high 21%.
Only Leicester City, also flying high in the league, can come close to them, but they only total 18% as of now.
Even more impressively, the Hammers have scored their goals from just 22 shots on target, with a league high on-target conversion rate of 59%.
Whether the Irons can keep this up remains to be seen, although Bilic has admitted that training on shooting has been a key part of his work as hard coach, and the Hammers will be hoping to continue their fine form in front of goal.