- Following Aaron Cresswell's transfer to West Ham United, Mings was handed the number 3 shirt.
- However they made a poor start to the match as Aaron Cresswell curled in a free-kick after seven minutes.
- On 24 October, Carroll scored his first goal in nine months, coming on as a substitute and heading in Aaron Cresswell's cross to defeat champions Chelsea 2 1 in a Upton Park.
- In summer 2014, Allardyce signed midfielder Cheikhou Kouyat? left-back Aaron Cresswell, attacker Enner Valencia, right-back ( on loan from Arsenal ) Carl Jenkinson, striker Diafra Sakho, defensive midfielder Alex Song ( on loan from Barcelona ), midfielder Morgan Amalfitano, and forward Mauro Z醨ate.