Darren Bent was alarmed to hear that no Premier League side had dropped more points from winning positions than West Ham this season.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Laura O’Leary, the former Tottenham attacker suggested that if the Hammers were regularly losing leads then it means they couldn’t close out games.
Robert Snodgrass fired West Ham ahead against Sheffield United just before half-time on Saturday but his side ended up having to settle for the draw as Lys Mousset equalised for the Blades in the 69th minute.
The Blades coming from behind to earn a point ended up meaning that West Ham have dropped nine points from winning positions already this season.
When asked if this stat would ring alarm bells for Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini, Bent told Football Insider: “Yes as 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.”
West Ham sit 10th in the Premier League table with 13 points from their first 10 games, but the Hammers haven’t won any of their last four matches.
Pellegrini’s team are next in action against Newcastle United with them set to host Steve Bruce’s side at the London Stadium on Saturday.