The Scottish striker joined from Wolves late in the transfer window for a whopping £15m but he has already started to repay that large transfer fee. Sunderland have been without an out-and-out goal scorer since Darren Bent left and Martin O’Neill sees Fletcher as that man. Against Swansea on Saturday he scored two poachers goals, one a neat finish with his left foot and one a tap in at the far post from a cross. Sunderland fans will be excited to see him link up with fellow new boy Adam Johnson throughout the season.
Another new signing, I identified Diame as a key player for West Ham this season in my pre season report card a few weeks ago. Diame controlled the midfield in a game which West Ham dominated against Fulham during Saturday’s early kick off. The Senegal man was unlucky not to score as well as his first half vo...