The Hammers take on Arsenal on the opening day, and their long-serving defender insists a win is possible.
The 26-year-old defender joins the club on a free transfer from Manchester City.
A look at Arsenal and Tottenham's respective starts to the season.
Hibs midfielder Scott Allan has been told to reject a move away this summer by Keith Wright.
The youngster will reportedly be sent back out on loan rather than staying at the Etihad.
West Ham United fans are disappointed the fixture list handed them Swansea City for their Boleyn Ground farewell because they wanted Tottenham Hotspur.
Leeds United director Adam Pearson has been left in awe of the club's reach in terms of supporters and the media.
Liverpool, Watford, Leicester City, Manchester City and Sunderland bosses are most at risk according to the bookies.
Aston Villa are reportedly targeting Burnley stopper Tom Heaton.
Could Yohan Cabaye be the player to strengthen Tottenham Hotspur's midfield next season?
Liverpool and Tottenham stars are both wanted by Real Madrid this summer, can they resist? Spurs and Manchester City have both made top additions from La Liga in Soldado and Negredo, and Manchester United want to bring back their former superstar. So what does it all mean?
As a new season of Championship football kicks off, Vincent Ralph attempts the impossible task: predicting the final league table.
Arsenal fan and HITC writer Steven Altman is not so impressed with the club at present. He wonders if any of the playing staff will feel the same way.