With injuries to Carroll and new-signing Andre Ayew, the Hammers were desperate to get a striker in before the end of the transfer deadline.
Cue Simone Zaza being signed on loan from Juventus. With the Italian in the lineup, it looked as though West Ham had a focal point and that performances would improve.
Unfortunately for the Hammers, Zaza has not impressed. In almost every game he has played, the loanee has shown a heavy touch and lack of ability to lead the line.
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