Written by Blair Newman Produced by Tifo Studios

Under Pellegrini, the weekly changes of system and style that frustrated in recent seasons are gone. Defensively, the back four is set and the low block has been dropped for a more assertive stance. Offensively, the full-backs overlap and combine well with the wingers, and the team looks to build possession more gradually through the thirds. The results so far may not catch the eye, but West Ham’s identity crisis is almost over.

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