Wednesday, October 1
No action on Sakho
The FA won't be taking any retrospective action against Diafra Dakho for an alleged butt on Man United's Luke Shaw, which is a relief. Sakho has been more impressive than Enner Valencia so far, scoring four in four games. Could be a bargain at a reported £3.5 million. Valencia scored a stunning goal at Hull, but still looks to be adjusting to the pace of the English game, as we saw when he blazed over when through at Man United. When he does adjust we could have a formidable strike force. Both Sakho and Valencia like to play in the channels and this has prevented West Ham lumping the ball towards Andy Carroll up front and allowed Downing to play at the top of a midfield diamond. Indeed, you wonder if Big Andy will get his place back.