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Place in Table: 8th
Biggest Need: Replacement for Ricardo Vaz Te
West Ham are having a great start to the season under Sam Allardyce after spending a season in the Championship.
The Hammers look like a season in the second tier of English football did them well and they have a squad worthy of staying in the Premier League for a long time.
One of the key members of the squad over the past year and a half has been Ricardo Vaz Te.
The former Portuguese under-23 player has finally found a home at Upton Park and just as he was starting to get into good form this season, he was struck down by the injury bug.
Vaz Te could be out until the new year and when he comes back it will take him a while to get back in form.
For the time being, Allardyce will have to rely on the current players he has like Modibo Maiga and Matt Jarvis to step up in the place of Vaz Te, but it would be a wise decision on the manager's part to bring in a similar player to Vaz Te in January just in case he does not return from injury in form.