Academy rewards! Sportsmail's guide to the top-flight teams with the most players who have come thro
11 May 2009 02:13
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Finally, some good news for West Ham fans.
The Hammers' famous academy, which nurtured the likes of Joe Cole and Frank Lampard, is alive and well.
Gianfranco Zola fielded six home-grown players against Liverpool at the weekend - two more than any other Barclays Premier League team.
West Ham may have lost 3-0, but the club has captured the market for identifying future stars in London - no other side from the capital fielded more than one former academy player.
The north-west is the other hotbed of home-grown talent. The Manchester derby saw eight players who came through the youth systems of City and United.Here is Sportsmail's guide to the one-club players in action at the weekend.
WEST HAM (6)
MANCHESTER CITY (4)
MANCHESTER UNITED (4)
ASTON VILLA (2)
WEST BROM (0)
HULL CITY (0)
Grounds for concern?