Ahead of the teams meeting at Upton Park tomorrow, Allardyce heaped praise on Saints for the way they have developed their youngsters.
He said: "We would look at Southampton and say that they are the main club in the country at the moment for producing their young players.
"Irrespective of the players that they've sold, they've still got some outstanding young Premier League players. Probably more than anyone else in the country at the moment."
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