Allardyce: West Ham now have a wide array of players who score goals

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The Hammers boss has highlighted the key difference between this season and last.

West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce believes the 'big difference' between his side this season and last is the amount of goalscorers at their disposal.

The 60-year-old made an array of summer signings and has been delighted with the form of the likes of Diafra Sakho, Enner Valencia and more.

And it is the amount of players Allardyce can call upon up front that has pleased the West Ham manager so far this term.

"The big difference this season is the fact that we now have a wide array of players who score goals," the West Ham boss told the Daily Mail.

"We have pace in players like Sakho and Valencia but we have a huge range of players who can score goals for us. Stewart Downing has been excellent. Andy Carroll is back. That has been the biggest difference.

"We’ve changed the system, a diamond formation, to suit the players. That enables us to get two up top, but also control midfield."

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