Hammers likely line-up for Blades


Sam-AllardyceSam Allardyce has this evening given a very strong indication of the type of team he will be selecting for the Second Round Capital One Cup clash against  Sheffield United.

In a separate story on this site he says that he can  blood Sakho, Valencia, get Ravel [Morrison] back, Mo Diame in there, Diego Poyet, Guy Demel and Jussi Jasskelainen. 

“That’s the kind of side I’m going to pick with a couple of young ones in.”

Here’s the team ClaretandHugh believes the manager will put out tomorrow evening: (4-4-1-1) Jaaskalainen, Demel, Collins, Burke, Potts;  Sakho, Poyet, Diame, Vaz Te, Morrison, Valencia.

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • HammerJeff says:

    Gonna be there, from Swansea, with my oldest two… Looking forward to a good lineup! Last live game we were at was vs Cheltenham Town in same fixture last year – where Diarra was injured within minutes, Adrian made has debut, Vaz Te scored I think and was making gestures towards BFS as he was on verge of being sold if I recall! #coyi

  • axehammered says:

    It would be interesting to see Morrison playing the ‘Zarate’ role supporting Sakho, finally we have a creative attack minded player in the ‘hole’.

  • GazDaHammer says:

    Im hoping young elliot will get a chance maybe play 2 up top sakho/valencia?

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