David Sullivan details two ways the current West Ham squad is better than last season's

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The Hammers look in as good shape as they have done in many years.

West Ham United co-chairman David Sullivan has revealed two key aspects of the current squad that sets them apart from last season’s.

The Hammers have made an excellent start to the season and sit just two points off the top of the Premier League after ten games, and Sullivan feels the spreading of goals across the team stands them in better stead to maintain their good form.

“Maybe we were in a false position (early last season) because Sakho got six goals in six games – this year it’s not one player scoring, it’s many different players,” said Sullivan on whufc.com.

“There’s goals all over that pitch and there will be goals to come from the centre-halfs, which hasn’t happened yet. “

“But they will be coming so there’s no reason for the goals to dry up.”

Slaven Bilic was given the tools to invest heavily in the summer transfer window and as a result, now boasts one of the best collection of players to grace Upton Park in recent memory.

The depth of the squad has allowed West Ham to remain competitive, despite the loss of key men like Alex Song and Enner Valencia, and Sullivan feels it will help with the recovery process too, adding:

“The good thing (this season) is we don’t have to rush anybody, we can take our time with them.

“We rushed people back last season because we were desperate but at the moment (the squad) looks fantastic.”

Bilic does appear to have a squad capable of going the distance this season but keeping the likes of Dimitri Payet and Manuel Lanzini fit will crucial in determining just how successful this season turns out to be.

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