West Ham United vs Huddersfield Town

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West Ham face Huddersfield Town at the London Stadium on Monday, their first home match of the season, after three away defeats - and 10 goals conceded - have left them in bottom-place in the Premier League.

A hard start to the season, as West Ham had to play away from home due to athletics taking place at the London Stadium, has put the club into crisis mode. I think we've had tough run.

'I feel the pressure for a whole year now, ' Bilic, 49, said.

In the context of the season-and in the context of Slaven Bilic's apparently diminishing job security-they may prove transformative for West Ham, particularly considering the fate that befell Frank de Boer earlier on Monday.

It was the Hammers' first points of the season after losses to Manchester United, Southampton and Newcastle - all away from home.

The defeat leaves Town sixth on the Premier League ladder.

"But to be fair, I came to the zone where I don't care about it in that way".

Former West Ham manager Allardyce was following the match for Sky Sports, and he was impressed with the shift put in by the 28-year-old England global striker.

Bilic had said in the build-up his side needed to go back to basics and they certainly did that, aiming for the big frontman at nearly every opportunity.

But he reckons things will be different now that West Ham are giving him more protection after switching to three at the back.

I remember Bilic coming under a bit of pressure as Christmas approached last season, and he pointed out that back-to-back home games against Burnley and Hull would be crucial.

Huddersfield kept hosts West Ham at bay until the 72nd minute when Pedro Obiang's shot took a huge deflection off Mathias Jorgensen and looped into the net.

"The manager puts a lot of faith in us and it was important we stuck together".