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Seriously, Roy, how have you managed to ignore West Ham when making your selection?
Mark Noble has been a revelation this season, bossing the midfield and allowing Nolan and Diame to get forward to collect the knock downs from Carroll. His passing has been assured and his maturity to hang back and not overstretch the midfield during an attack. Surely, he deserves a first cap.
As I have spoken at length about Nolan and Diame in previous posts, let´s analyse the rest of the supporting cast.
Matt Jarvis, whilst somewhat anonymous in the last game, has shown his pace and his ability to swing in a threatening cross in previous games, injury allowing. He hasn´t justified his 10 million pound price tag just yet, but he is proving to be an important asset in our push for an impressive finish.
On the other side, we have Yossi Benayoun. This is his second stint at Upton Park, and he is only just being given the chance to shine, though an injury might curtail his momentum. Otherwise, he has proved creative enough to ensure that service is being provided across the midfield.