Injuries hit West Ham hardest in 2016/17 season

West Ham United's Cheikhou Kouyate is treated for an injury during the Premier League match at White Hart Lane. Credit: PA

West Ham have been revealed as the worst hit team for working days lost as a result of injuries.

The season is only midway through and already the Hammers have lost over 1,000 working days due to player injuries.

West Ham’s manager Slaven Bilic has been made to rue these setbacks with fans becoming increasingly frustrated over the lack of options upfront and at right back.

Bilic has looked to solve the injury crisis by signing Robert Snodgrass from Hull City last week for £10m.

Working days lost as a result of injuries:

  • West Ham - 1130

  • Crystal Palace - 869

  • Arsenal - 776

  • Watford - 630

  • Chelsea - 407

  • Tottenham - 390

West Ham United's Andre Ayew receives treatment

The research conducted by JLT Speciality estimated the financial cost of injuries to Premier League teams at a whopping £79m, based on average wages for each team.

Our research over the past five seasons found that December is the month where most injuries occurred. The lack of a winter break may be one contributing factor.

Duncan Fraser, JLT Speciality