Upton Park is a happier place than it was 12 months ago, that is for sure.
The first half of last season was all about West Ham United surviving relegation as injury worries meant they slipped into the Premier League’s bottom three.
Despite surviving relegation comfortably in the end last season, Sam Allardyce still found himself heading into the new season under severe pressure.
‘Big Sam’ had been tasked with ensuring his team produced a more entertaining style of play this term, and a home defeat to Southampton aside, the Hammers have pretty much delivered so far.
New signings the likes of Aaron Cresswell, Alex Song, Cheikhou Kouyate, Enner Valencia and Diafra Sakho have all settled into the team instantly, and the Hammers currently sit seventh in the Premier League table with 10 points from their opening seven matches.
And all of this has happened without apparent key man Andy Carroll, who is once again on the treatment table with a long term injury.
The Hammers record signing has been a major disappointment with his injury problems, and widespread reports suggest the Hammers are set to cut their losses in January.
Here, we have identified five players who could be following him out of Upton Park when the January transfer window opens.
Click on Upton Park to reveal the 5 players to follow Andy Carroll out of West Ham United this January.
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