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Manuel Pellegrini delighted with West Ham United defence

Pellegrini delighted with West Ham defence
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West Ham United boss Manuel Pellegrini admits that he has been left delighted with his side's defence, having conceded just one goal in three matches in all competitions.

West Ham United boss Manuel Pellegrini has suggested that he has been left pleased with how Fabian Balbuena and Issa Diop have started to adjust to life in the Premier League.

The Hammers conceded nine goals in their opening three games in the top flight, while the club also sat bottom of the standings after four successive defeats.

However, the East London outfit have shipped just one goal in their last three fixtures in all competitions, and Pellegrini has admitted that he is delighted with the improvement in recent weeks.

At a press conference, the 65-year-old told reporters: "I'm very happy, not only for Fabian [Balbuena] and [Issa] Diop, but also Angelo Ogbonna's performance on Wednesday.

"I think we are defensively improving. I knew Diop well. He was the captain of Toulouse. I told him he needed to know a bit more about the Premier League, but I was absolutely sure he would be a success here."

West Ham play host to Manchester United at the London Stadium on Saturday afternoon.


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2Manchester CityMan City1613214593641
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs16120430161436
4Chelsea16104233132034
5Arsenal16104235201534
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7Everton166642319424
8Bournemouth167272526-123
9Leicester CityLeicester166462120122
10Wolverhampton WanderersWolves166461719-222
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham166372325-221
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13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton166371922-321
14Cardiff CityCardiff1642101530-1514
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle163491322-913
16Crystal Palace1633101323-1012
17Burnley1633101532-1712
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield1624101027-1710
19Southampton161691330-179
20Fulham1623111640-249

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