Since the transfer window has closed, several of our first team signings have had some game time and lived up to expectations of the fans, manager and the board.

The likes of Sakho, Valencia and Amalfitano have all scored for the Claret and Blue already. Sakho has scored 3 goals in 3 matches so far, whereas Valencia has scored just the once but impressed every match he’s played in. Lastly, Amalfitano finished the Scousers off on Saturday to complete a famous 3-1 victory at the Boleyn Ground.

The board risked a deadline day move for Morgan Amalfitano after he couldn’t wait to leave French club Marseille and that has clearly paid off for Gold and Sullivan. Another risk was paying so much money for a “World Cup Star” in Ecuadorian Enner Valencia but like aforementioned he is living up to the standards and expectations of the club with 100% commitment and an eye for goal too. Sakho has proved a right handful for Sheffield United, Hull City and Liverpool so far and we can only expect the same from him for the rest of the season.

Cheikou Kouyate has been a standout performer for West Ham this season and is already a fan favourite amongst the West Ham faithful. Youngster Diego Poyet may be getting sent out on loan to a Championship club to gain more game time, whilst Carl Jenkinson is fully fit now so he can start at Old Trafford if Sam Allardyce wishes to do so. Alex Song will more than likely start at Old Trafford after an utterly brilliant debut against Liverpool on Saturday. Lastly, Aaron Cresswell has settled in well at West Ham and continues to impress on a game-to-gain basis.

Well done to the board and manager for attracting such talented players, it must be said.

Up the Hammers.