Martin Keown: West Ham's form is 'the biggest turnaround' of Sam Allardyce's career

The former Arsenal defender has been extremely impressed by the Hammers' start to the season.

West Ham are winning plaudits from everyone this Premier League season, it seems.

And you can add Martin Keown to the list of fans.

The former Arsenal defender is extremely impressed by the Hammers' start to the league campaign.

And he says West Ham United's form is the 'biggest turnaround' in Sam Allardyce's 20 years of management.

"From being booed off the pitch last season to winning in style this time around, things have changed dramatically at West Ham. The football has been transformed and with that, so has the mood at Upton Park," Keown wrote in his Daily Mail column.

"For Big Sam, so often associated with pragmatic, long-ball football, it has been the biggest turnaround in 20 years of management. His team have been playing with style, pace and, most importantly, are getting the results to go with it.

"Who would have thought that we would be talking about Sam using midfield diamonds and 4-3-3s? He has shown great tactical awareness and flexibility and the fans and the players are loving it."

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