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The Script: How West Ham's 2019/20 Premier League season will pan out according to the stats

The Hammers have made a number of eye-catching summer signings after offloading wantaway striker Marko Arnautovic. Can Manuel Pellegrini guide the east Londoners to another top-half finish?

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The 2019/20 Premier League season is approaching fast and West Ham fans will be hopeful Manuel Pellegrini is ready to unlock the considerable potential in his young squad.

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As the big kick-off looms, we recruited the data boffins at Google Cloud, Opta and Squawka and tasked them with producing a full script of the upcoming campaign based on the statistical evidence at their disposal.

So with club-record signing Sebastien Haller set to lead the line and fellow new boy Pablo Fornals orchestrating a talented midfield behind the big front man, will the Hammers have the quality required to secure a top-half finish?

Read this West Ham excerpt to find out - and when you're finished, be sure to explore BTSport.com's exclusive in-depth West Ham season preview and more from The Script.

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