Andy Carroll’s chances of becoming a regular first team starter – even when fit – look no better and perhaps worse than any other player – as Slaven Bilic goes about the task of bulding his new West Ham., a regular front two
Even though it’s being predicted that the £17 million signing is likely to be ready for the start of the Premier League season those close to the manager – and aware of the way he likes to play – reckon that Diafra Sakho and Enner Valencia will be his preferred pairing.
Indeed a regular front two will be a welcome move to a fanbase that’s been screaming out for it and the manager looks likely to put new £10 million signing, Dimitri Payet, in behind them two as a major playmaking presence.
With a new central defender being hunted and word that the manager also wants a new attacking midfielder, plus of course a right back it’s impossible to name his first starting line up with entire accuracy.
But it’s likely he will play an orthodox four at the back with Song – assuming the transfer goes through – sat in front with Kouyate and Obiang in advanced midfield roles ready to join the offensive motion whilst being fully capable of defensive duties.
(4-3-1-2) AN Other (probably Jenkinson), Reid, An Other, Cresswell; Song; Obiang, Kouyate; Payet; Sakho and Valencia.