West Ham finished their season with a 4-1 thrashing over Watford on Sunday, leaving them in 10th place on the Premier League table.
Mark Noble found the back of the net twice during the game, while Manuel Lanzini and Marko Arnautovic scored the other two.
Gerard Deulofeu’s strike shortly after the second-half whistle wasn’t enough to shake the Hammers. Irons fans will hope this form continues going into the pre-season.
The 10th-place spot is three places better off than last season, where West Ham finished after an unconvincing year of football.
This season, though, much better performances have been on show under Pellegrini, despite a lot of injuries forcing key players to the sidelines.
With the campaign now wrapped up, we can take a look back at how the Hammers fared in 2018/19, as we have gathered five things that can be learned from the Irons this term and what that means for the future.
Arnautovic - stick or twist?
Before he signed a contract in January, there were eyebrows raised about the player’s loyalty and future; whether he will stay this summer is still up in the air, but West Ham need to either hold on to him and trust his ability or bring in a replacement.
He was an important man up front this season, scoring 11 goals and creating four.
They need another quality defender
The back line could do with a player of the highest quality next season, ideally someone to partner up with Issa Diop.
Defenders of this ilk are hard to attract, but a new centre-back could help West Ham move up to the next level.
The team needs revamping
There are a lot of deadwood players that don’t bring much to the field in the West Ham squad that need shifting.
Should the Hammers want to compete further up the table next season, they must trim their squad.
They must hold on to Declan Rice
Rice has been an outstanding player for the Irons this season, winning Irish Young Player of the Year and earning a nomination for PFA’s Young Player of the Year.
He is a vital part of the West Ham midfield, and Pellegrini should try his best to hold on to him.
Pellegrini is the man for the job
West Ham have, at times, played some good football under the Chilean and with a few more seasons at the London Stadium, he could take them quite far. He needs to be backed during the summer.