first_img 2 West Ham already risk being left behind at the foot of the Premier League table after their shocking start to the season, believes former Hammer Stuart Pearce.New manager Manuel Pellegrini, who spent over £100million in the summer transfer market, is yet to taste a league victory in charge of the London club, having suffered defeat in each of their first four games.The Chilean’s side are routed to the foot of the top flight table having conceded ten goals and scored just two, and it appears things could get worse in a horror run of upcoming games against top-six opposition. Record £40m signing Felipe Anderson has had a less than rosy start to life at West Ham 2 And Pearce has warned the Hammers they need to get their act together fast, or be faced with playing catch-up for the remainder of the campaign.FACT: West Ham have lost more games than any other team in Premier League historyAsked if he is surprised by West Ham’s early season struggles, the former West Ham and England defender said: “Yes, especially when you look at the money that has been spent this summer.“But the other side of that is Manuel is still getting to know the players, not only the ones he had already got there but also the nine new ones who have come through the door.“I don’t expect them to be around this position at the end of the season, but a good start in the Premier League is absolutely vital and unless they galvanise a result very soon they’re going to be permanently playing catch-up. West Ham are in for a long and tough campaign, believes Stuart Pearce “They have a tough run of games coming up – Everton away and then Chelsea, Spurs and Man United all at home.“But we beat Chelsea and drew with Arsenal at home last season, and West Ham are the sort of side who can go out and beat one of these teams.“But they need a result, and quickly if they can.”Listen back to Stuart Pearce on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast IN FULL above!last_img