£100m spent at West Ham and nothing to show for it

Digne explains why he left Barcelona to join Everton

Digne explains why he left Barcelona to join Everton

'In every team I have managed, the day before the game I work the set-pieces so all the players know the day before who will play and who will not. In this moment I trust more than ever what I do because it's not the first time that I am doing this work, not the first time in my career that we have bad results, every club has bad results in one moment of the season.

"So, many players can talk with other players".

Asked if he knows the source of the leaks, Pellegrini said: "I don't have any idea, I'm not anxious about that". I worry about trying to win the three points'.

And when quizzed on whether opponents stand to gain from the early information, Pellegrini continued: "I don't think that is the most important thing".

'Maybe if you're going to play against Chelsea, Watford or Liverpool, you are sure it will the same starting XI as they played the last game and they play exactly the same way.

"So I don't hide too much about the starting XI".

The Hammers have lost all four of their league games so far and Pellegrini will be looking to avoid becoming the first West Ham manager to lose all five of their opening fixtures against Everton on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Jack Wilshere is out of action against Everton this weekend after missing two days of training with an ankle knock.

It could be a smart move to bring him into the 18-man match day squad in the next month and see if he's good enough to compete alongside the likes of Javier Hernandez and Marko Arnautovic in attack. No, he doesn't have a chance to play on Sunday.

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