The infamously addictive game returned on November 8th with it’s 2022 edition, taking an even deeper dive into the world of football management, adding a shiny new data hub and an improved match engine to its already extensive take on life in the dugout.
For a bit of fun, we've fired up the newly released productivity-devastator, and sent the game three years into the future to see how West Ham line up on the first day of the 2024/25 season.
Take a look at how the game predicts the Hammers’ matchday squad will look as they prepare for a season opener against Burnley:
1. GK: Alphonse Areola
He may be beneath Lukasz Fabianski at the moment in real life, but in three years' time Areola is very much the Hammers' number one between the sticks. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)
Photo: Alex Pantling
2. RB: Vladimir Coufal
The only surviving member of the Hammers' current backline, Coufal is so integral that the Irons have marked him as 'Not for Sale'. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Photo: Julian Finney
3. DCR: Daniele Rugani
The first big name addition to the Hammers' new look side, the Italian international arrived from Juventus. (Photo by PAU BARRENA/AFP via Getty Images)
Photo: PAU BARRENA
4. DCL: Cesar Azpilicueta
The veteran Spaniard made the move from West to East when he left Chelsea for the Hammers, and has established himself as a key member of David Moyes' defence - as well as the club's vice-captain. (Photo by David Lidstrom/Getty Images)
Photo: David Lidstrom