With the amount of signings we made on transfer deadline, and the quality of these players, this is the strongest squad that we’ve had in a very long time. Players will now know if someone isn’t performing, there is a ready-made replacement and it might be weeks before they get back into the side.
For me, it was great to see Alex Song return. I know he was here last season but I still think it was a shrewd bit of business. He brings experience and a calming infl uence to the team Victor Moses is quite an exciting player too. I really feel that, given the chance, he will provide the ammunition for the front two — or one whatever it may be
Chelsea, the current Premier League champions, are still keen on him and have extended his contract so I think it is a bit of a coup for us to get him Arsenal’s Carl Jenkinson is also back here on a season-long loan, who along with Moses have both been capped for the England Under-21s although Moses has gone on to represent Nigeria.
What is clear this season is that it’s going to be important that we improve our home form at Upton Park. I’m sure Slaven will get it right and by now he will know what his strongest side is. Expect the results to come.