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Cheikhou Kouyate (Midfielder)

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Cheikhou Kouyate

Dakar, Senegal
Squad Number: 8
Position: Midfielder
Born: 21st Dec 1989 (Dakar, Senegal)
Signed: 17th Jun 2014 (£7,000,000)
Contract: 5 years (signed March 2016)
Previous Club: Anderlecht

KUMB Awards: Player of the Year (third place) 2014/15; Best Signing (third place) 2014/15.

Kouyate began his footballing career in 1996 in his hometown with ASC Yego Dakar and was scouted by Brussels in September 2006. Brussels then signed the player in January the following year. He went on to play ten league appearances for the first team between 2007 and 2008.

As Kouyate turned 19, he left Brussels and subsequently moved to Belgian rivals Anderlecht on a four-year deal for a free transfer. He went on to making 145 league apparences for Anderlecht, scoring three goals in five seasons at the club. He won four league titles with the club, having lost out in the first season at the club, with Standard LiŤge beating Anderlecht in a two legged final.

On 18 June 2014, Kouyate signed for West Ham United on a four-year contract. Kouyate said "I am very happy because today West Ham have given me the chance to play in the Premier League". He became West Ham's second signing before the 2014Ė15 season following the signing of Mauro Zarate at the end of May.

He joined fellow Senegalese player Mohamed Diamť at the club. Kouyate made his West Ham debut on 16 August 2014 in a 1-0 home defeat to Tottenham Hotspur. His performance was described as "impressive".


Kouyate's first interview (courtesy of whufc.com)

 

Cheikhou Kouyate is yet play any matches this season.

Cheikhou Kouyate did not play for West Ham during this season.

Everton

3-1: Sunday, 13th May

Comments to follow.

Manchester United

0-0: Thursday, 10th May

Comments to follow.

Leicester City

2-0: Saturday, 5th May

Comments to follow.

Manchester City

1-4: Sunday, 29th April

Comments to follow.

Arsenal

1-4: Sunday, 22nd April

Comments to follow.

Stoke City

1-1: Monday, 16th April

Comments to follow.

Chelsea

1-1: Sunday, 8th April

Comments to follow.

Southampton

3-0: Saturday, 31st March

Recovered well following his poor performance the week before. A force to be dealt with going forward and a sturdy figure in defence.

Burnley

0-3: Saturday, 10th March

Recovered well following his poor performance the week before. A force to be dealt with going forward and a sturdy figure in defence.

Swansea City

1-4: Saturday, 3rd March

Recovered well following his poor performance the week before. A force to be dealt with going forward and a sturdy figure in defence.

Liverpool

1-4: Saturday, 24th February

Recovered well following his poor performance the week before. A force to be dealt with going forward and a sturdy figure in defence.

Watford

2-0: Saturday, 10th February

Recovered well following his poor performance the week before. A force to be dealt with going forward and a sturdy figure in defence.

Brighton & Hove Albion

1-3: Saturday, 3rd February

Played in an advanced role that he clearly wasn't comfortable with.

Brighton & Hove Albion

1-3: Saturday, 3rd February

Played in an advanced role that he clearly wasn't comfortable with.

Crystal Palace

1-1: Tuesday, 30th January

Comments to follow.

Bournemouth

1-1: Saturday, 20th January

What he lacked in pace going forward he made up for in strength, shrugging off multiple Bournemouth defences and holding the ball well in complicated situations.

Shrewsbury Town

1-0: Tuesday, 16th January

A mighty presence in the air and chipping in very well in defence and in attack.

Huddersfield Town

4-1: Saturday, 13th January

Once again very hit and miss at the heart of the Hammers midfield, but did have a hand in Arnautovic's goal 11 seconds after the restart with a neat flick on.

Shrewsbury Town

0-0: Sunday, 7th January

Comments to follow.

Tottenham Hotspur

1-1: Thursday, 4th January

A mighty presence in the air and chipping in very well in defence and in attack.

West Bromwich Albion

2-1: Tuesday, 2nd January

Never got to grips with the match. Constantly giving his opponents half-a-yard when defending allowing them to put some dangerous balls into the box.

Bournemouth

3-3: Tuesday, 26th December

Was a nuiscance for his opponents in midfield with his bulky presence.

Newcastle United

2-3: Saturday, 23rd December

Alongside Obiang, failed to act as a supply line for the attacking players.

Manchester City

1-2: Sunday, 3rd December

Comments to follow.

Everton

0-4: Wednesday, 29th November

Comments to follow.

Leicester City

1-1: Friday, 24th November

A heavy presence in the box to take the attention away from Andy Carroll. His efforts paid off with a goal.

Watford

0-2: Sunday, 19th November

Comments to follow.

Liverpool

1-4: Saturday, 4th November

Didn't look comfortable being a centre-half having the responsibility of being the last man.

Crystal Palace

2-2: Saturday, 28th October

Comments to follow.

Tottenham Hotspur

3-2: Wednesday, 25th October

Comments to follow.

Brighton & Hove Albion

0-3: Friday, 20th October

Brought off at half time in favour of a more attacking-minded player in an attempt of a fightback.

Burnley

1-1: Saturday, 14th October

Caused a few problems for his teammates with clumsy decisions.

Swansea City

1-0: Saturday, 30th September

Quite a clumsy player but provides the strength and grit in midfield.

Tottenham Hotspur

2-3: Saturday, 23rd September

Quite a clumsy player but provides the strength and grit in midfield.

Bolton Wanderers

3-0: Tuesday, 19th September

Comments to follow.

West Bromwich Albion

0-0: Saturday, 16th September

A solid if unspectacular turn in the middle. Got stuck in, broke up play, that sort of thing.

West Bromwich Albion

0-0: Saturday, 16th September

Quite a clumsy player but provides the strength and grit in midfield.

Huddersfield Town

2-0: Monday, 11th September

Time and time again was in the right place at the right time, but his finishing let him down failing to hit the target in the clear cut opportunities that presented themselves.

Newcastle United

0-3: Saturday, 26th August

(Replaced Ayew) Comments to follow.

Cheltenham Town

2-0: Wednesday, 23rd August

(Replaced Noble) Nice to see him back. Very comfortable on the ball and an overall physical powerhouse in midfield.

Tottenham Hotspur

1-0: Friday, 5th May

Immense. If heíd gotten his feet sorted out in the first half he might have had a goal for all his efforts. MOTM for me.

Tottenham Hotspur

1-0: Friday, 5th May

Forever looking to play the ball out of danger. He was the perfect man to link attack and defence and once again produced a stellar performance.

Stoke City

0-0: Saturday, 29th April

Comments to follow.

Everton

0-0: Saturday, 22nd April

Comments to follow.

Sunderland

2-2: Saturday, 15th April

Failed to track runs from the deep too often.

Swansea

1-0: Saturday, 8th April

Solid in the middle and notched a superb goal.

Arsenal

0-3: Wednesday, 5th April

Failed to track runs from the deep too often.

Hull City

1-2: Saturday, 1st April

Failed to track runs from the deep too often.

Leicester City

2-3: Saturday, 18th March

Two positions in the one match. Took him a while to settle in the centre of defence.

AFC Bournemouth

2-3: Saturday, 11th March

Nutt-sed for the opening goal but rallied thereafter. Not a right back however and neevr will be.

Chelsea

1-2: Monday, 6th March

Nutt-sed for the opening goal but rallied thereafter. Not a right back however and neevr will be.

Watford

1-1: Saturday, 25th February

Nutt-sed for the opening goal but rallied thereafter. Not a right back however and neevr will be.

West Bromwich Albion

2-2: Saturday, 11th February

Also nutmegged for their first. An otherwise decent runout in the problem right-back slot.

Manchester City

0-5: Friday, 6th January

Our lack of defensive capability on the right saw him covering two or three positions at once. Not bad under the circumstances.

Manchester United

0-2: Monday, 2nd January

Our lack of defensive capability on the right saw him covering two or three positions at once. Not bad under the circumstances.

Leicester City

0-1: Saturday, 31st December

Our lack of defensive capability on the right saw him covering two or three positions at once. Not bad under the circumstances.

Swansea City

4-1: Monday, 26th December

Our lack of defensive capability on the right saw him covering two or three positions at once. Not bad under the circumstances.

Hull City

1-0: Saturday, 17th December

Our lack of defensive capability on the right saw him covering two or three positions at once. Not bad under the circumstances.

Burnley

1-0: Wednesday, 14th December

A classy performance from a very important player. Payet and Noble drew the plaudits last season but it was Kouyate that kept the midfield ticking over. Tonight he takes the acclaim for two goals that steered West Ham into the next round of the competition.

Liverpool

2-2: Sunday, 11th December

A classy performance from a very important player. Payet and Noble drew the plaudits last season but it was Kouyate that kept the midfield ticking over. Tonight he takes the acclaim for two goals that steered West Ham into the next round of the competition.

Arsenal

1-5: Saturday, 3rd December

A classy performance from a very important player. Payet and Noble drew the plaudits last season but it was Kouyate that kept the midfield ticking over. Tonight he takes the acclaim for two goals that steered West Ham into the next round of the competition.

Manchester United

1-4: Wednesday, 30th November

A classy performance from a very important player. Payet and Noble drew the plaudits last season but it was Kouyate that kept the midfield ticking over. Tonight he takes the acclaim for two goals that steered West Ham into the next round of the competition.

Manchester United

1-1: Sunday, 27th November

A classy performance from a very important player. Payet and Noble drew the plaudits last season but it was Kouyate that kept the midfield ticking over. Tonight he takes the acclaim for two goals that steered West Ham into the next round of the competition.

Tottenham Hotspur

2-3: Saturday, 19th November

A classy performance from a very important player. Payet and Noble drew the plaudits last season but it was Kouyate that kept the midfield ticking over. Tonight he takes the acclaim for two goals that steered West Ham into the next round of the competition.

Stoke City

1-1: Saturday, 5th November

Marshalled what little threat the visitors posed quite well but, given the way they lined up, Iíd have liked to have seen him bringing the ball out of defence a bit more.

Everton

0-2: Sunday, 30th October

A classy performance from a very important player. Payet and Noble drew the plaudits last season but it was Kouyate that kept the midfield ticking over. Tonight he takes the acclaim for two goals that steered West Ham into the next round of the competition.

Chelsea

2-1: Wednesday, 26th October

A classy performance from a very important player. Payet and Noble drew the plaudits last season but it was Kouyate that kept the midfield ticking over. Tonight he takes the acclaim for two goals that steered West Ham into the next round of the competition.

Sunderland

1-0: Saturday, 22nd October

A classy performance from a very important player. Payet and Noble drew the plaudits last season but it was Kouyate that kept the midfield ticking over. Tonight he takes the acclaim for two goals that steered West Ham into the next round of the competition.

Crystal Palace

1-0: Saturday, 15th October

A classy performance from a very important player. Payet and Noble drew the plaudits last season but it was Kouyate that kept the midfield ticking over. Tonight he takes the acclaim for two goals that steered West Ham into the next round of the competition.

Middlesbrough

1-1: Saturday, 1st October

A classy performance from a very important player. Payet and Noble drew the plaudits last season but it was Kouyate that kept the midfield ticking over. Tonight he takes the acclaim for two goals that steered West Ham into the next round of the competition.

Southampton

0-3: Sunday, 25th September

Another who is out of sorts and itís difficult to pinpoint why.

Accrington Stanley

1-0: Wednesday, 21st September

A classy performance from a very important player. Payet and Noble drew the plaudits last season but it was Kouyate that kept the midfield ticking over. Tonight he takes the acclaim for two goals that steered West Ham into the next round of the competition.

West Bromwich Albion

2-4: Saturday, 17th September

A classy performance from a very important player. Payet and Noble drew the plaudits last season but it was Kouyate that kept the midfield ticking over. Tonight he takes the acclaim for two goals that steered West Ham into the next round of the competition.

Watford

2-4: Saturday, 10th September

A classy performance from a very important player. Payet and Noble drew the plaudits last season but it was Kouyate that kept the midfield ticking over. Tonight he takes the acclaim for two goals that steered West Ham into the next round of the competition.

Manchester City

1-3: Sunday, 28th August

A classy performance from a very important player. Payet and Noble drew the plaudits last season but it was Kouyate that kept the midfield ticking over. Tonight he takes the acclaim for two goals that steered West Ham into the next round of the competition.

Astra Giurgiu

0-1: Thursday, 25th August

The workrate was there, as always, but the quality and finesse sadly lacking tonight.

AFC Bournemouth

1-0: Sunday, 21st August

Not a bad effort for a player who was supposedly unable to walk 72 hours earlier!

Astra Giurgiu

1-1: Thursday, 18th August

A classy performance from a very important player. Payet and Noble drew the plaudits last season but it was Kouyate that kept the midfield ticking over. Tonight he takes the acclaim for two goals that steered West Ham into the next round of the competition.

Chelsea

1-2: Monday, 15th August

Not really in the game at all, which was unusual for a player of Cheik's quality.

Juventus

2-3: Sunday, 7th August

A classy performance from a very important player. Payet and Noble drew the plaudits last season but it was Kouyate that kept the midfield ticking over. Tonight he takes the acclaim for two goals that steered West Ham into the next round of the competition.

NK Domzale

3-0: Thursday, 4th August

Two very clever finishes added the icing to the cake of what was a MOTM performance.

NK Domzale

3-0: Thursday, 4th August

A classy performance from a very important player. Payet and Noble drew the plaudits last season but it was Kouyate that kept the midfield ticking over. Tonight he takes the acclaim for two goals that steered West Ham into the next round of the competition.

Stoke City

1-2: Sunday, 15th May

They stuck someone on him most of the time which curtailed those runs out of defence he usually does.

Manchester United

3-2: Tuesday, 10th May

Another stormer. Last season he was often left out for Alex Song. How many of us would want that this year?

Swansea City

1-4: Saturday, 7th May

A quiet game for the usually imposing central midfielder.

West Bromwich Albion

1-1: Saturday, 30th April

They stuck someone on him most of the time which curtailed those runs out of defence he usually does.

Watford

3-1: Wednesday, 20th April

They stuck someone on him most of the time which curtailed those runs out of defence he usually does.

Leicester City

2-2: Sunday, 17th April

Seemed to be in no-manís land for much of the game.

Manchester United

1-2: Wednesday, 13th April

Another strong performance from a player who doesnít catch the eye in the same manner as Payet but whose presence is arguably just as important.

Arsenal

3-3: Saturday, 9th April

Another MOTM candidate and was immense in the middle.

Crystal Palace

2-2: Saturday, 2nd April

Was doing ok up to that mad five minutes. Desparately unlucky to be ďJohnny on the spotĒ as Clattenburg took the excuse to issue the red card he had been looking to give all day.

Chelsea

2-2: Saturday, 19th March

Played the sheet anchor in front of the defence. MOTM for me.

Manchester United

1-1: Sunday, 13th March

Another strong performance from a player who doesnít catch the eye in the same manner as Payet but whose presence is arguably just as important.

Everton

3-2: Saturday, 5th March

When Noble plays well Kouyate seems to be down a notch Ė and vice versa. Now when we get them firing together...

Tottenham Hotspur

1-0: Wednesday, 2nd March

Unusually ineffective in the centre of the park. Nearly scored with a crafty bicycle kick that crashed back off the bar.

Sunderland

1-0: Saturday, 27th February

Kept plugging away and might have had more than the one goal that he got.

Blackburn Rovers

5-1: Sunday, 21st February

Kept plugging away and might have had more than the one goal that he got.

Norwich City

2-2: Saturday, 13th February

Kept plugging away and might have had more than the one goal that he got.

Liverpool

2-1: Tuesday, 9th February

Like TOmkins, was victim of a first half reshuffle enfoced by injury.

Aston Villa

2-0: Tuesday, 2nd February

Terrific work rate - none more so evident than when striding through to support Valencia for the killer second goal.

Liverpool

0-0: Saturday, 30th January

Like TOmkins, was victim of a first half reshuffle enfoced by injury.

Manchester City

2-2: Saturday, 23rd January

Storming performance Ė set up the first and nearly got us the winner with the last touch of the game.

Newcastle United

1-2: Saturday, 16th January

Wile-E is rapidly becoming one of my favourite players in this side. The amount of hard work he gets through is breathtaking.

Wolves

1-0: Saturday, 9th January

Put in some hard miles and often it was his long leg intercepting a possible dangerous pass.

Liverpool

2-0: Saturday, 2nd January

Put in some hard miles and often it was his long leg intercepting a possible dangerous pass.

Southampton

2-1: Sunday, 27th December

The withdrawal of Song meant his role was more clearly defined in the second half and the improvement was pivotal in our resurgence.

Aston Villa

1-1: Saturday, 26th December

Totally off the pace and barely involved, despite hitting the bar with a glancing header in the first half - one of the few occasions on which he got forward to support the front men.

Swansea City

0-0: Sunday, 20th December

A quiet game for the usually imposing central midfielder.

Stoke City

0-0: Saturday, 12th December

They stuck someone on him most of the time which curtailed those runs out of defence he usually does.

Manchester United

0-0: Saturday, 5th December

They stuck someone on him most of the time which curtailed those runs out of defence he usually does.

West Bromwich Albion

1-1: Sunday, 29th November

They stuck someone on him most of the time which curtailed those runs out of defence he usually does.

Tottenham Hotspur

1-4: Sunday, 22nd November

Unusually ineffective in the centre of the park. Nearly scored with a crafty bicycle kick that crashed back off the bar.

Everton

1-1: Saturday, 7th November

When Noble plays well Kouyate seems to be down a notch Ė and vice versa. Now when we get them firing together...

Watford

0-2: Saturday, 31st October

They stuck someone on him most of the time which curtailed those runs out of defence he usually does.

Chelsea

2-1: Saturday, 24th October

Got the sponsorsí MOTM in what was a difficult week for MOTM choices. Am I allowed more than one MOTM? If so heís one of them.

Crystal Palace

3-1: Saturday, 17th October

Is it me or will Song have a job to get into our midfield when he finally regains fitness?

Sunderland

2-2: Saturday, 3rd October

Kept plugging away and might have had more than the one goal that he got.

Norwich City

2-2: Saturday, 26th September

Kept plugging away and might have had more than the one goal that he got.

Newcastle United

2-0: Monday, 14th September

Wile-E is rapidly becoming one of my favourite players in this side. The amount of hard work he gets through is breathtaking.

Liverpool

3-0: Saturday, 29th August

A powerhouse who was as full of running in the 97th minute as he had been in the first.

AFC Bournemouth

3-4: Saturday, 22nd August

Battled gamely, took the goal well but also suffered from the general passing malaise.

Leicester City

1-2: Saturday, 15th August

Seemed to be in no-manís land for much of the game.

Arsenal

2-0: Sunday, 9th August

Another MOTM candidate and was immense in the middle.

Arsenal

2-0: Sunday, 9th August

Worked like a Trojan in the centre of the park and scored the all-important opening goal.

Astra Giurgiu

1-2: Thursday, 6th August

Iíll give him MOTM by default as he slipped back into central defence without missing a beat after Tomkins left.

Astra Giurgiu

2-2: Thursday, 30th July

Iíll give him MOTM by default as he slipped back into central defence without missing a beat after Tomkins left.

Norwich City

1-0: Tuesday, 28th July

Iíll give him MOTM by default as he slipped back into central defence without missing a beat after Tomkins left.

Charlton Athletic

0-0: Saturday, 25th July

Iíll give him MOTM by default as he slipped back into central defence without missing a beat after Tomkins left.

Birkirkara

0-1: Thursday, 23rd July

Iíll give him MOTM by default as he slipped back into central defence without missing a beat after Tomkins left.

FC Lusitanos

3-0: Thursday, 2nd July

By not very much, Man of the Match. Energetic, committed, and wasn't that a lovely thumping header for the opener!

Newcastle United

0-2: Sunday, 24th May

By not very much, Man of the Match. Energetic, committed, and wasn't that a lovely thumping header for the opener!

Everton

1-2: Saturday, 16th May

By not very much, Man of the Match. Energetic, committed, and wasn't that a lovely thumping header for the opener!

Aston Villa

0-1: Saturday, 9th May

Ran around a lot; achieved little.

Burnley

1-0: Saturday, 2nd May

Great run to win the pen, and hard-working, as always.

Burnley

1-0: Saturday, 2nd May

Good showing. Is it me or does he come out of his shell more when Song isnít there? Ok itís probably me but he gets my MOTM anyway.

Queens Park Rangers

0-0: Saturday, 25th April

Oh, what a horrible miss! On the other hand, he got there in the first place. Rather sums his game up.

Manchester City

0-2: Sunday, 19th April

By not very much, Man of the Match. Energetic, committed, and wasn't that a lovely thumping header for the opener!

Stoke City

1-1: Saturday, 11th April

Work-rate continues to impress, but couldn't outshine an equally hard-working Stoke midfield.

Leicester City

1-2: Saturday, 4th April

Terrific finish and thank the gods he's back in central midfield where he belongs! Almost an 8 today. And I'm not the most generous marker in the world!

Arsenal

0-3: Saturday, 14th March

He certainly could be a DC, but he isn't one right now, and consequently gets caught out occasionally. Still, a good effort, and showed his amazing energy levels by getting well forward at times and still got back.

Chelsea

0-1: Wednesday, 4th March

Crystal Palace

1-3: Saturday, 28th February

Surprisingly anonymous, and gave away a bit of a silly free kick for their third.

Tottenham Hotspur

2-2: Sunday, 22nd February

By not very much, Man of the Match. Energetic, committed, and wasn't that a lovely thumping header for the opener!

West Bromwich Albion

0-4: Saturday, 14th February

As a temporary DC, got found out today.

Southampton

0-0: Wednesday, 11th February

Manchester United

1-1: Sunday, 8th February

Didn't look out of place next to TOmkins and watching him stride out of the back with the ball was reminiscent of Rio Ferdinand in his early days. Oh - and he scored a fairly decent goal too. MotM.

West Bromwich Albion

1-1: Thursday, 1st January

Without Mark Noble or Kevin Nolan alongside him, Cheik often looks uncomfortable as he bears greater defensive responsibility. Not reallt in it much today.

Arsenal

1-2: Sunday, 28th December

Another good, energetic game in the middle, though his first West Ham goal will probably bring him little joy, given the defeat.

Chelsea

0-2: Friday, 26th December

The pick of the midfield, but couldn't be everywhere.

Leicester City

2-0: Saturday, 20th December

Still struggling to replicate his early season form. A couple of early mistakes could have proved costly, although he grew into the game.

Sunderland

1-1: Saturday, 13th December

Doing a good job as the midfield "enforcer", but doing the mucky stuff restricts his chances to shine, so still only a 6.

Sunderland

1-1: Saturday, 13th December

Still struggling to replicate his early season form. A couple of early mistakes could have proved costly, although he grew into the game.

Swansea

3-1: Sunday, 7th December

A mixed game. Gave the ball away poorly on the half-hour, but bravely threw himself at a header 5 minutes before the half-time whistle. So a fairly similar game to Jenks!

Swansea

3-1: Sunday, 7th December

Lots of interceptions but tired a bit in the second half.

West Bromwich Albion

2-1: Tuesday, 2nd December

Stout in defence, but couldn't really impose himself on the Albion midfield, and didn't contribute a huge amount going forwards, bar that one shot.

West Bromwich Albion

2-1: Tuesday, 2nd December

Like Nolan, Chiek worked tirelessly in midfield to deny Albion space and create openings for his own team. Whilst not quite as effective as in the first few weeks of the season, he is pretty much back to full fitness - a major boost ahead of the busy Christmas period.

Newcastle United

1-0: Saturday, 29th November

Industrious without necessarily having a great impact.

Newcastle United

1-0: Saturday, 29th November

Superb inch perfect pass to set up Cresswell (!) but he's had better days.

Aston Villa

0-0: Saturday, 8th November

Rather more busy than effective. Not yet back to pre-injury form.

Aston Villa

0-0: Saturday, 8th November

Did a job but not as influential as he can be.

Manchester City

2-1: Saturday, 25th October

(Replaced Amalfitano) A welcome return to action. Worked hard and imposed himself on the City midfield for his quarter.

Manchester City

2-1: Saturday, 25th October

(Replaced Amalfitano) Came in to shore things up once City changed things around and did well in that respect.

Liverpool

3-1: Saturday, 20th September

Another who put in a fine shift. Even more so considering that he plyed formuch of the game with a groin problem that looked as if he'd need to go off on a couple of occasions.

Liverpool

3-1: Saturday, 20th September

The least of our excellent midfield today. Was relatively quiet today, mostly because he was busy keeping Liverpool quiet; successfully so. I just hope that groin problem isn't more than a mild tweak - we want him at OT next week!

Hull City

2-2: Monday, 15th September

Busy and energetic again, did his bit in keeping Mo mostly quiet!

Southampton

1-3: Saturday, 30th August

Energetic again, but... Learning curve, I guess.

Southampton

1-3: Saturday, 30th August

The one player who never gave up. Shame there weren't more like him out there.

Crystal Palace

3-1: Saturday, 23rd August

MOTM. Quite simply the opposition had no legal way of countering him. Are we allowed to call him Wile E.?

Crystal Palace

3-1: Saturday, 23rd August

Busy, but nowhere near the impact on the game that he had last week.

Tottenham Hotspur

0-1: Saturday, 16th August

Another fine debut Ė just missed out on my MOTM award by virtue of his having to play out of position for the lat half hour thanks to Ginge.

Tottenham Hotspur

0-1: Saturday, 16th August

Duracell Bunny Man of the Match; never stopped running. Even at the end of the game was challenging for the ball winning it, running 60 yards and chasing back. Solid in defence after Collins was stupid, and looks good on the ball, too.

Tottenham Hotspur

0-1: Saturday, 16th August

Duracell Bunny Man of the Match; never stopped running. Even at the end of the game was challenging for the ball winning it, running 60 yards and chasing back. Solid in defence after Collins was stupid, and looks good on the ball, too.
Cheikhou Kouyate did not play for West Ham during this season.

Cheikhou Kouyate did not play for West Ham during this season.

Cheikhou Kouyate did not play for West Ham during this season.

Cheikhou Kouyate did not play for West Ham during this season.

Cheikhou Kouyate did not play for West Ham during this season.

Cheikhou Kouyate did not play for West Ham during this season.

Cheikhou Kouyate did not play for West Ham during this season.

Cheikhou Kouyate did not play for West Ham during this season.

Cheikhou Kouyate did not play for West Ham during this season.

Cheikhou Kouyate did not play for West Ham during this season.

Cheikhou Kouyate did not play for West Ham during this season.

Cheikhou Kouyate did not play for West Ham during this season.

Cheikhou Kouyate did not play for West Ham during this season.

Cheikhou Kouyate did not play for West Ham during this season.