Date: 20th October 2015 at 6:25pm
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Aaron Cresswell

29 November 2014 - Barclays Premier League - West Ham v Newcastle United - Aaron Cresswell of West Ham celebrates scoring the opening goal - Photo: Marc Atkins / Offside.

Defender Aaron Cresswell featured in every single Premier League game for West Ham last season.

After sweeping the floor with West Ham United’s end of 2014-15 season awards; Aaron Cresswell clinched our imaginary Ballon d’Or nomination gong ahead of fellow defender Winston Reid. Picking up Players’ Player of the Year, Signing of the Season and Hammer of the Year capped off a remarkable debut campaign for the left-back at Upton Park, with some fans calling for Cresswell to be called up to England’s national team squad. However his impressive displays in all 38 Premier League games last term, including two goals and four assists, weren’t enough to warrant a place in Roy Hodgon’s side as of yet. After being named in the PFA Championship Team of the Year 2013-14; former West Ham boss Sam Allardyce was drawn to Cresswell’s undoubted talent and snapped up the Ipswich Town defender last summer for a reported fee of £3.75m, which is now regarded as one of the top-flight’s biggest bargains. Even this campaign; the former Tranmere Rovers man has replicated his form of last season by playing every minute of football, when selected, under new manager Slaven Bilic to help the Hammers upset the likes of Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City to currently hold a place in the Premier League’s top-four and make their pursuit of European football a reality.

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