West Ham continued their impressive start to the season after managing a 2-1 win over champions Manchester City at Upton Park. The team came under pressure last season due to the dour football that was being played. Manager Sam Allardyce promised a lot of changes this season and he has stayed true to his word in the opening few months of this campaign. New signings like Valencia and Sakho have been influential this campaign, while Morgan Amalfitano continued his goalscoring run against the top teams.
Sam Allardyce has begun the mind games ahead of West Ham’s home match against Liverpool by saying that he is extremely happy to know that his team will not have to face the deadly Luis Suarez, who has been sold to Barcelona. The 27-year-old departed to the Spanish club for a fee of £ 75 million. He was the top marksman in the Premier league last season after scoring more than 30 goals. This led to the striker lifting the PFA Player of the Year award. In the absence of their star asset, Liverpool have been looking less convincing in the attack.
The manager of Wigan Athletic, Uwe Rosler, has said that he has to sign a couple of more players to get his team completed for the upcoming season.
Rosler has already secured the services of as many as 6 players this summer. Five of them are the permanent signings, while, the remaining one i.e. Emyr Huws is a loan signing.
Wigan had a chance to get promoted to the league last season as they had qualified for the Championship playoffs, but, they faltered a little bit in that round and had to stay in the second tier only.
West Ham have been one of the active clubs in this transfer window as they have signed several players even before the start of the proper pre-season. Sam Allardyce is expected to play a more attacking style of football in the upcoming season. In order to facilitate this, the club has been bringing in several new players to the squad. Aaron Cresswell is one of the latest additions after the young right back has joined the club for around £ 3.5 million. He joins from Ipswich, who will be able to receive close to £ 7 million depending upon future performances of the player.