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David Moyes is confident that his West Ham side have a lot more to come from the improvements he made after returning to the club nearly a year ago.
When Moyes was re-appointed on 29 December last year, his first job was to avoid the drop, but after making sure that with a strong run of form run-lockdown, he made a positive start to the season. In which the Hummers scored 21 points. His first 13 games.
This puts him only one point behind Monday’s opponents Chelsea, ranked among title contenders, taking points from Manchester City, Tottenham and Leicester, among others already this season.
“We’ve worked hard,” he said. “We wanted to try and improve. When I took over this time a year ago we were at the bottom three positions in the first game, but we have improved, we have made good recruitments and this has given us a chance.
He said, ‘But more importantly, the players found themselves in good condition with their fitness level and we improved our attitude.
“We have improved but this is a small step and we are away from the finished article and I can see a lot of bits that we can improve but it takes time.”
Some work has been done in the transfer windows, with significant fees spent on the likes of Tomas Saussek and Jarod Bowen, but Moyes pointed to progress with the current squad.
“We need to change the attitude about flexibility and sticking to it,” he said. “You can’t buy it all the time, you have to work on it. It might take a while.
He said, “We have started the season well and we want to continue it.” The additional help we have provided for the squad, I think we will need to do so in the future. It is a continuous process of building effort.
“It doesn’t happen overnight and you can’t always expect to go in the right direction.” It is not an easy task but I am really happy with how the players have performed. They have been exceptional and may continue for a long time. “
But Moyes acknowledged that a lot could still change. Busy festivals are often seen as the midpoint of the season, but teams starting late are given only a third of the time through their campaigns, facing workloads that have yet to accompany them It is possible.
“This is something that players can feel impressed in later years and it will feel like a long season,” Moess said.
He said, “I have really enjoyed the season, we have done very well and the players have shown great game, where we have shown very good features, are playing well, are flexible and are improving a lot.
“But there’s only a third season gone and we’ve got it to continue…
“I’m not sure there is a great deal between a lot of teams around the middle. Maybe there is very little between them, about the 15th or 16th from the third right.
He said, “There are some at the top who are better and at the bottom there are one or two people who can attract the cast but at the moment there is very little between the teams.
“The competitive nature of the Premier League has always been, but no more than this season.”
Travis M. Andrews is a features writer for The Washington Post. He joined The Post in 2016 as a reporter for Morning Mix. He was previously a travel and culture editor for Southern Living magazine, a contributing pop culture reporter for Mashable and the Week, and a contributing editor for the Syfy blog Dvice. He also has freelanced for magazines, including Esquire, GQ and Time. He is the author of the coming book “Because He’s Jeff Goldblum,” a semi-rumination and semi-ridiculous look at the career of the enigmatic actor and an exploration of the shifting nature of fame in the 21st century, to be published in November by Plume.