Some interesting statistics in Robbie Savage's piece on West Ham's revival on BBC.com. For example, Stewart Downing has completed three assists so far, which is one more than the whole of last season. Playing at the top of the midfield diamond Downing's created 25 chances so far, which puts him right up among the Premier League's top creators. The other revelation is that our most efficient striker is in fact good old Carlton Cole, who has scored two goals from five shots, and has 80 per cent shooting accuracy. Poor old Diafra Sakho has to make do with five goals from 14 shots (and 50 per cent shooting accuracy), while Valencia has two goals from 12 shots (42 per cent accuracy). Carlton Cole was our most productive striker last season too, with six goals from 19 shots.
A long way to go yet, but with even Robbie Savage being nice about us and Kouyate possibly coming back against Man City and even rumours of Andy Carroll getting closer to fitness, things are looking good at WHU. All we have to do is beat the wealthiest team on the planet. What could possibly go wrong?
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