Tony Cascarino praises Andy Carroll's impact for West Ham United

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West Ham United picked up a 2-2 draw with Chelsea last weekend.

Tony Cascarino has told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show on TalkSPORT that Andy Carroll caused havoc for West Ham United against Chelsea.

Carroll was introduced from the substitutes’ bench in West Ham’s match against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, and he put in an excellent performance.

The England international striker scored the Hammers’ second goal in the match, with a well placed finish, and he caused Chelsea’s defence no end of problems.

West Ham’s performance in the contest, which finished as a 2-2 draw, was highly encouraging, and Cascarino was impressed by Slaven Bilic’s side.

He said: “They could finish top four. They were a lot better than Chelsea. They outplayed and outfought them.

“Andy Carroll came off the bench, and caused Chelsea havoc and not for the first time. Bilic had two ways of playing. If he has to go quite direct, they can be just as effective.”

Carroll has generally been utilised as an impact sub for West Ham this season, as he has slipped down the pecking order.

The likes of Diafra Sakho and Enner Valencia seem to be ahead of Carroll in Bilic’s selection plans.

Carroll has still managed to make 23 appearances this season, and he has scored on four occasions, but not every West Ham fan has been won over by the target man, and there have been suggestions that he could move on in the summer. 

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