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Whenever Big Sam leaves a club in good shape, they fail to build on his success and quickly succumb to relegation

Newcastle United relegation: Why Sam Allardyce would love to send the Magpies down in his 'last game' for West Ham

As he prepares to leave another club that never appreciated him, how great to deliver a death kiss to a team that failed to love Big Sam

Kostas Mitroglou

Transfer news: Fulham conclude club-record £12m deal for Kostas Mitroglou - fending off late West Ham plot to hijack the deal

The Cottagers have spent in the region of £12m on the Greek striker

West Ham striker Andy Carroll looks on at Stamford Bridge

Premier League: West Ham v Swansea match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's fixture at Upton Park

Abdul Razak has joined West Ham on a short-term deal

Transfer news: West Ham confirm signing of former Manchester City midfielder Abdul Razak on short-term deal

Razak was most recently with Russian outfit Anzhi Makhachkala and joins the Hammers in a bid to keep them up

Lacina Traore looks set to complete a move to Everton, subject to a work permit

Transfer news: New Everton signing Lacina Traore was close to joining West Ham United

Giant striker considered move to east London

Samuel Eto'o shows his frustration in the 0-0 draw with West Ham

Jose Mourinho accuses West Ham of playing football from the '19th century' - but Sam Allardyce doesn't 'give a s****'

Blues' manager was left furious with West Ham's tactics after draw

Chelsea's John Obi Mikel (left) holds off West Ham captain Kevin Nolan

Chelsea 0 West Ham 0 match report: Blues slip up in Premier League title race after being held by stubborn Hammers

Mourinho's side could have moved up to second place with a win

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho gestures from the touchline

Premier League: Chelsea v West Ham match preview

A look ahead to this week’s Premier League fixture at Stamford Bridge

Sam Allardyce looks to the sky during West Ham's 6-0 defeat at Manchester City on Wednesday

Chelsea v West Ham: Sam Allardyce says his side have 'got to believe' they can get result at Stamford Bridge

The Hammers are under serious threat of relegation

Dani Osvaldo in action for Southampton
A view of West Ham's Upton Park

West Ham reveal increased debts

The club are currently in a fight against Premier League relegation

Lacina Traore looks set to complete a move to Everton, subject to a work permit

Transfer news: Everton on verge of completing deal for Monaco striker Lacina Traore

A work permit for the player has been granted

Manuel Pellegrini insists he is taking it one game at a time as Manchester City reach Capital One Cup final

City swept West Ham aside in the semi-final, winning 9-0 on aggregate

Sergio Aguero chips Jussi Jaaskelainen for City’s second goal
Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko celebrates after scoring their 100th goal of the season in the win over Cardiff

Capital One Cup: West Ham v Manchester City match preview

A look ahead to this week’s League Cup semi-final at Upton Park

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