West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce has admitted he was “really surprised” when he realised the players were wearing the same socks as their opponents. 

“When we were training at training it was just a bit of a shock,” Allardyces team manager Adrian O’Leary told the Daily Telegraph.

The West Ham defence are not known for their fitness, but Allardyes side has been heavily linked with a summer switch to Chelsea. “

It’s just a little bit of fun for the players.”

The West Ham defence are not known for their fitness, but Allardyes side has been heavily linked with a summer switch to Chelsea.

 In the past, the Hammers have gone in search of a defensive star, with the likes of Fabian Delph and Luka Modric all linked with the club.

The Dutchman has also been linked with Tottenham and Liverpool, who have both been linked to a move for West Ham.

Allardyce was not convinced that his side would be able to keep pace with the rest of the Premier League’s top four clubs, and he has been forced to take a cautious approach.

“When I saw the players yesterday, I didn’t realise that they were wearing socks that were so similar to our opponents, that’s the only thing I was surprised about,” he said.

“It was quite a shock.”

West Ham are currently 12 points behind leaders Chelsea, who remain undefeated in their opening eight Premier League games.

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