First Team Squad

Player profile and performance records.

Diafra Sakho (Striker)

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Diafra Sakho

Guediawaye, Senegal
Squad Number: 15
Position: Striker
Born: 24th Dec 1989 (Guediawaye, Senegal)
Signed: 14th Aug 2014 (4,000,000)
Contract: 4 years (signed December 2014)
Previous Club: FC Metz

KUMB Awards: Most Missed 2017/18; Best Signing (runner-up) 2014/15; Goal of the Season (third place) 2014/15; Worst Player of the Year 2017/18 (third place).

The 24-year-old forward became West Ham's seventh signing of summer 2014 despite the deal having appeared to have fallen through earlier when Metz claimed West Ham wanted to renege on previously-agreed terms.

It was suggested in a club statement issued by the French club that West Ham had agreed to sign Sakho on a permanent basis before attempting to change the terms to a season-long loan with view to a transfer next summer.

However both parties were eventually satisfied by the terms with the Senegal international signing a four-year deal with West Ham in August 2014.

 

Diafra Sakho is yet play any matches this season.

Diafra Sakho did not play for West Ham during this season.

Bournemouth

3-3: Tuesday, 26th December

(Replaced Kouyate) Didn't pose the same threat as Antonio and was very isolated up front.

Arsenal

0-1: Tuesday, 19th December

(Replaced Hernandez) Comments to follow.

Stoke City

3-0: Saturday, 16th December

(Replaced Antonio) Comments to follow.

Arsenal

0-0: Wednesday, 13th December

Did not play.

Chelsea

1-0: Saturday, 9th December

(Replaced Arnautovic) Comments to follow.

Manchester City

1-2: Sunday, 3rd December

(Replaced Kouyate) Comments to follow.

Everton

0-4: Wednesday, 29th November

(Replaced Obiang) Comments to follow.

Leicester City

1-1: Friday, 24th November

(Replaced Masuaku 90+3) Only for for a few minutes.

Watford

0-2: Sunday, 19th November

(Replaced Carroll) Comments to follow.

Liverpool

1-4: Saturday, 4th November

(Replaced Hernandez) Very little desire to put things right.

Burnley

1-1: Saturday, 14th October

Failed to maintain the intensity shownvny Chicharito. Never looked likely to score.

Swansea City

1-0: Saturday, 30th September

No comments.

Tottenham Hotspur

2-3: Saturday, 23rd September

No comments.

Bolton Wanderers

3-0: Tuesday, 19th September

Comments to follow.

West Bromwich Albion

0-0: Saturday, 16th September

His mobility might have asked a few different questions of the home defence had he been given more than a few minutes to try and influence matters.

West Bromwich Albion

0-0: Saturday, 16th September

No comments.

Huddersfield Town

2-0: Monday, 11th September

Got a mixed reception when coming on. Didn't have much to do as the game was all but wrapped up when being introduced.

Newcastle United

0-3: Saturday, 26th August

(Replaced Noble) Comments to follow.

Cheltenham Town

2-0: Wednesday, 23rd August

Was also on the end of a few chances, getting in some good positions and a strong presence up top.

Southampton

2-3: Saturday, 19th August

(Replaced Antonio) Beginning to signs of form got on the end of a couple of crosses, including the one that led to the equaliser.

Manchester United

0-4: Sunday, 13th August

(Replaced Fernandes)

Swansea

1-0: Saturday, 8th April

Did not play.

Manchester United

3-2: Tuesday, 10th May

Slight deflection for the goal but he was in the position to get the shot in in the first place. Looked a little more himself than he has done of late.

Leicester City

2-2: Sunday, 17th April

Must be wondering what he has to do before gaining a penalty.

Manchester United

1-2: Wednesday, 13th April

(Replaced Emenike) Unlucky to hit the post.

Arsenal

3-3: Saturday, 9th April

Ran himself into the ground. Led the line well it helped that he had support from Zarae and Payet.

Crystal Palace

2-2: Saturday, 2nd April

Ought to have scored with that first half free header. Some promising runs but was less of a goal threat than he would have liked.

Chelsea

2-2: Saturday, 19th March

Showed good movement and would have needed to have been shot before gaining a free-kick from the constantly illegal attentions of Terry.

Manchester United

1-1: Sunday, 13th March

(Replaced Emenike) Unlucky to hit the post.

Tottenham Hotspur

1-0: Wednesday, 2nd March

Anonymous out wide on the irhgt in order to accomodate Andy Carroll. A poor tactical choice from Slaven Bilic.

Newcastle United

1-2: Saturday, 16th January

Another hard-working performance in which he held the ball up superbly and did well bringing others into the game.

Tottenham Hotspur

1-4: Sunday, 22nd November

Anonymous out wide on the irhgt in order to accomodate Andy Carroll. A poor tactical choice from Slaven Bilic.

Chelsea

2-1: Saturday, 24th October

His contribution was not one that caught the eye but his hard running gave both full-backs an out ball down the lines and his hard work and chasing kept the Chelsea defence on their toes.

Crystal Palace

3-1: Saturday, 17th October

Worked his socks off yet again with little reward other than keeping things live up front.

Newcastle United

2-0: Monday, 14th September

Another hard-working performance in which he held the ball up superbly and did well bringing others into the game.

Liverpool

3-0: Saturday, 29th August

Ran himself into the ground and earned the goal for his hard work.

AFC Bournemouth

3-4: Saturday, 22nd August

Always more effective when employed with assistance up front. Unlucky not to score in the move that saw Kouyate net the leveller.

Leicester City

1-2: Saturday, 15th August

Must be wondering what he has to do before gaining a penalty.

Arsenal

2-0: Sunday, 9th August

Ran himself into the ground. Led the line well it helped that he had support from Zarae and Payet.

Arsenal

2-0: Sunday, 9th August

Ran his socks off for the team even though he failed to make an impact personally.

FC Lusitanos

1-0: Thursday, 9th July

FC Lusitanos

3-0: Thursday, 2nd July

As per Valencia, terrific work rate up front. A bit greedy with that chance on 58, but made up for it by sneaking in at the back stick a few minutes later.

Newcastle United

0-2: Sunday, 24th May

As per Valencia, terrific work rate up front. A bit greedy with that chance on 58, but made up for it by sneaking in at the back stick a few minutes later.

Everton

1-2: Saturday, 16th May

As per Valencia, terrific work rate up front. A bit greedy with that chance on 58, but made up for it by sneaking in at the back stick a few minutes later.

Manchester City

0-2: Sunday, 19th April

As per Valencia, terrific work rate up front. A bit greedy with that chance on 58, but made up for it by sneaking in at the back stick a few minutes later.

Stoke City

1-1: Saturday, 11th April

Worked hard (I keep saying that!) for an hour, but didn't get the best service. Seemed to pick up a knock before being taken off.

Leicester City

1-2: Saturday, 4th April

A vastly more effective Maiga - he tries his best being "lone man" up front but I don't think it really suits him. Did OK today, but can we have someone alongside him, please?

Sunderland

1-0: Saturday, 21st March

Hard-working and a good finish, but slightly misfiring at times.

Arsenal

0-3: Saturday, 14th March

Worked hard in trying circumstances.

Chelsea

0-1: Wednesday, 4th March

Crystal Palace

1-3: Saturday, 28th February

Worked hard, but one of those whose control let us all down today.

Tottenham Hotspur

2-2: Sunday, 22nd February

As per Valencia, terrific work rate up front. A bit greedy with that chance on 58, but made up for it by sneaking in at the back stick a few minutes later.

West Bromwich Albion

0-4: Saturday, 14th February

Worked hard off of little decent service.

Southampton

0-0: Wednesday, 11th February

Manchester United

1-1: Sunday, 8th February

No lack of effort but not much of an end product today either.

Liverpool

0-2: Saturday, 31st January

(replaced Valencia) Well they kept that one quiet! And what a way to announce your return from injury - one rasping volley that grazed the crossbar and a brilliant header to win the game.

Bristol City

1-0: Sunday, 25th January

(replaced Valencia) Well they kept that one quiet! And what a way to announce your return from injury - one rasping volley that grazed the crossbar and a brilliant header to win the game.

West Bromwich Albion

1-1: Thursday, 1st January

Scored anothe goal to take his tally to nine for the season but was otherwise wasteful, conceding possession too often.

Arsenal

1-2: Sunday, 28th December

As above, so below; as Caroll, so Sakho!

Chelsea

0-2: Friday, 26th December

Ran around, but had no real impact.

Leicester City

2-0: Saturday, 20th December

Well off the pace today. A bad day at the office for our leading goalscorer, but nothing to be concerned about.

Sunderland

1-1: Saturday, 13th December

No lack of effort, but is suffering slightly from a tendency to aim first at Carroll. I don't know whether Sakho / Carroll or Sakho / Valencia is our best strikeforce, but Sakho is definitely in there!

Sunderland

1-1: Saturday, 13th December

Well off the pace today. A bad day at the office for our leading goalscorer, but nothing to be concerned about.

Swansea

3-1: Sunday, 7th December

(replaced Valencia) On at thalf-time for Valencia. Lively the whole time, scored one cracker, might have had another couple, but might also have played Andy in for a hat-trick...

Swansea

3-1: Sunday, 7th December

(replaced Valencia) Caused them a lot more problems than Valencia (who he had replaced) did. Fine goal.

Aston Villa

0-0: Saturday, 8th November

Not his day today. Got in the right places again, but everything was a bit off.

Aston Villa

0-0: Saturday, 8th November

Got into some good positions but was unusually wasteful for once.

Manchester City

2-1: Saturday, 25th October

Right now... Well, scored again, worked hard again... The real question is will we be able to hang on to him come season's end? Yes, right now, he looks that bloody good!

Manchester City

2-1: Saturday, 25th October

Scored as usual. The hoo-ha about the use of the wristy buzzy goal technology thing deflected attention of just what a good header it actually was. Another constant threat. Hopefully that shoulder is ok.

Burnley

3-1: Saturday, 18th October

Not as effective as in other games, but hard-working again and took his goal well. Benefitted most from a much improved team display in the second half.

Burnley

3-1: Saturday, 18th October

Scored one had a hand in the other two. If you get a moment also have a look at his movement off the ball clearly an instinctive footbal brain is at work there. MOTM.

Queens Park Rangers

2-0: Sunday, 5th October

Lively throughout and scored yet again. Rapidly turning himself into a modern Hammers hero!

Queens Park Rangers

2-0: Sunday, 5th October

Apart from the goal he was another who worked his socks off. Five out of five? That'll do nicely.

Liverpool

3-1: Saturday, 20th September

He ran his socks off and thoroughly deserved the goal, meant or otherwise. It's been a while since we had two mobile players up front hasn't it?

Liverpool

3-1: Saturday, 20th September

A sublime goal, a real handful, a deserved Man of the Match!

Hull City

2-2: Monday, 15th September

Our liveliest player on the night, and next best MotM contender. His "goal" has been ruled an oggie, but will probably feel he has arrived and I think he has. Lots to learn yet, but looking very useful so far...

Southampton

1-3: Saturday, 30th August

Did not play.

Southampton

1-3: Saturday, 30th August

Did not play.

Sheffield United

1-1: Tuesday, 26th August

Crystal Palace

3-1: Saturday, 23rd August

(Replaced Cole) Some good chasing down in the 20 minutes he was on. One header saved. Promising.

Crystal Palace

3-1: Saturday, 23rd August

(Replaced Cole) Had a good 20 minutes to run around, to no huge effect, after replacing CC. Certainly not the same impact that Valencia had last week, but he had a couple of chances, and he's had a taster of the Prem now. We'll just have to wait and see...
Diafra Sakho did not play for West Ham during this season.

Diafra Sakho did not play for West Ham during this season.

Diafra Sakho did not play for West Ham during this season.

Diafra Sakho did not play for West Ham during this season.

Diafra Sakho did not play for West Ham during this season.

Diafra Sakho did not play for West Ham during this season.

Diafra Sakho did not play for West Ham during this season.

Diafra Sakho did not play for West Ham during this season.

Diafra Sakho did not play for West Ham during this season.

Diafra Sakho did not play for West Ham during this season.

Diafra Sakho did not play for West Ham during this season.

Diafra Sakho did not play for West Ham during this season.

Diafra Sakho did not play for West Ham during this season.

Diafra Sakho did not play for West Ham during this season.