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Sullivan remains calm after trio of West Ham league defeats

There is no panic at Upton Park insists West Ham co-owner David Sullivan despite their miserable start to the season. The Hammers are currently rooted to the foot of the Premier League table after a trio of defeats at the hands of Aston Villa, Bolton and Manchester United.

Next on the agenda for Avram Grant's men is a home clash against free-scoring league leaders Chelsea.

"I'd like to put the record straight," Sullivan told the London Evening Standard. "Nobody is pressing any panic buttons and reports to the contrary are rubbish. We are building a new team under a new manager and transition is a tough time but game by game, I anticipate an improvement over the coming months.

"We expect the team to come together over the next few games and see some real progress. When we looked at the early fixtures we knew we faced a tough time but we only managed two points from the same fixtures last season."

Sullivan has also back-tracked over his recent criticism of the club's foreign players, after he suggested at the weekend that some 'couldn't be bothered'.

He added: "It was one or two I didn't want to name. The vast majority are totally committed and we have worked hard with others that wanted to go to get them back onside."

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