If anybody is wondering just how far West Ham have come this season take a look at the bench and beyond.
It’s a quite extraordinary scenario to find that since the start of the season we have progressed to the point where we have around £50 million worth of personnel waiting for a game.
Add it up for yourself whilst realising that with Michail Antonio – a £7 million buy – couldn’t even make the squad for the game against Palace.
And that Reece Oxford – who was in the opening team for the match at Arsenal is also waiting patiently for a chance to impress again.
Here’s yesterday’s bench plus the two mentioned with their approximate values although it is difficult to put a price on Carroll and Oxford:
- Randolph (£2 million)
- Carroll (£12 million)
- Zárate (£3 million)
- E Valencia (£12 million)
- Obiang (£5 million)
- Ogbonna (£8 million)
- Jelavic (£2 million)
- Antonio (£7 million)
- Oxford (£5 million)
- making a total of £56 million