Collins comes up with West Ham plan to end horror run
By Aramide Oladipo
James Collins has insisted that some strong training sessions are key to West Ham ending their horrific losing run against Swansea City this weekend.
The Hammers suffered their fifth consecutive defeat in the Premier League as they lost 3-0 to Arsenal at the Emirates on Wednesday night.
Recent form has seen West Ham slip to 15th position in the league table and they are only five points ahead of the relegation zone.
The biggest problem that Slaven Bilic’s side have experienced is keeping it tight at the back as their last clean sheet came in the 3-0 victory against Crystal Palace in January.
Collins has been a fixture in the West Ham back four this season and, when speaking in the Evening Standard, the Welshman shared his thoughts ahead this weekend’s fixture as well as a strategy for improvement.
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“It’s a massive game, the biggest at West Ham for many a year because, if we don’t win it, we’re sucked right into a relegation fight.” he said.
“We need to re-group quickly, have a couple of good days’ training and then make sure we get those three points on Saturday.”
The Hammers have a decent record against the Swans in the Premier League as they have only lost one of the last eight meetings between the two sides.
However, West Ham are still adjusting to their new surroundings at the London Stadium and this might explain why they have suffered nine defeats at home in the league.
The London club haven’t been relegated from the Premier League since the 2010/11 season and if they want to extend their stay in the top flight, they cannot afford to slip up this weekend.
In other West Ham news, a reliable journalist has revealed why Michail Antonio was withdrawn at half-time against Arsenal.