Darren Bent has admitted that West Ham should be worried by their inability to see out matches.
The Hammers have conceded nine points from winning positions already this season, the most in the Premier League, as per the BBC, and Sky Sports pundit Bent has claimed that they should be concerned by that stat.
Speaking to Football Insider, he said: “It suggests the Hammers can’t see out games.
“After all if they’re taking the lead in these games but aren’t achieving maximum points, then it means they need to do more as it must mean that 1-goal leads aren’t enough.
“It means the Hammers always have to score at least twice in a game in order to get a win and that’s a very big ask.”
Obviously, throwing away point is always going to be a concern for the Irons, and if they’re not careful, their decent start to the season is going to wilt beyond all recognition into an altogether less impressive campaign. Saturday’s draw against Sheffield United makes it three on the bounce without a win for the Hammers now, and that’s a real worry. It’s not that West Ham aren’t doing enough to win games. They had 61% possession against the Blades, as well as taking 12 shots on goal, with four on target, as per the BBC. But they’re not being clinical enough with the chances they are creating. There is enough talent in this side to soar this season, but right now , the Hammers are stuttering.