David Sullivan highlights the problem Slaven Bilic will face this season with West Ham

Slaven Bilic

West Ham have been excelling under Slaven Bilic this season.

After defeating Chelsea on Saturday afternoon, West Ham currently sit in third place in the Premier League table, but David Sullivan has told the official Hammers website that there is a problem Slaven Bilic will face this season.

Sullivan said: “The manager's problem will be keeping everyone happy but that is a good thing to have.”

Bilic has worked wonders with his players this season, as although the Hammers spent heavily in the summer, they are competing at the top of the league table alongside some far more expensive squads.

The likes of Angelo Ogbonna, Dimitri Payet and Pedro Obiang are all excelling following their summer arrivals at the Boleyn Ground, whilst Bilic has brought Mauro Zarate in from the cold, and has increased the performance levels of existing players such as Mark Noble and James Tomkins.

There is not one player in the squad who can be criticised for the way he has played this season, but Sullivan does raise the big issue that Bilic will face as the season wears on - just how can the head coach keep all his players happy?

Alex Song is still to return to playing, and will likely feel he demands a first-team role, whilst Diafra Sakho and Andy Carroll will both be vying for the starting strikers role. There is depth and competition all throughout the squad, and, having been knocked out of the League Cup and the Europa League, Bilic can utilise his squad across just two competitions for the remainder of the season.

Bilic will have to find a way to include all his players, without breaking up the core of the squad that have performed so well, and that will prove to be a tough challenge.

It is a welcome problem, as it shows just how strong West Ham’s squad is, but Bilic will face a tough challenge later in the season when hoping to keep up the great team spirit that has led the Hammers to their recent successes.

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