Manuel Pellegrini demands more in final third


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West Ham United manager Manuel Pellegrini says his team are on the right track but he admits they must do more in the final third if they want to climb the Premier League table.

The Hammers have started to struggle for the second time this season after back-to-back losses to Brighton and Tottenham.

Both defeats came via 1-0 scorelines but West Ham had plenty of chances to get something from both games.

They had 30 attempts on goal across the two clashes but Pellegrini’s men wasted their opportunities.

The former Manchester City boss is confident his team are progressing but he has urged them to improve in front of goal ahead of upcoming league games against Leicester City, Burnley and Huddersfield Town.

He told the club’s official website: “We are improving in a lot of things and now we need to improve in being calm, finishing with accurate passes and our movement.

“If we create four or five chances at the moment we cannot score, we need to create eight or nine.

“We are always talking with Marko (Arnautovic) and we are always asking him and he can play. All the players have moments when they score more goals and they don’t, and Marko will return (to that form).

“With Andy Carroll we have at least two or three weeks more and I think he will be back maybe after the next international break.”

Leicester are 2.20 to win, with the draw 3.40, while the Hammers are 3.40 to pull off a shock victory at the King Power Stadium.

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