High flying Hammers after already beating top three Premier league sides, Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City, all way, this Saturday host Jose Mourinho’s fallen Champions, looking to improve their home form and to take down another big Premier league team.
October 24, 2015 • 15:00 • Boleyn Ground, London
Referee: J. Moss
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West Ham continue to be a Premier league hit after four wins and sitting on the fourth. This Saturday Slaven Bilic’s men will look to stop the reigning Champions, Chelsea, who after a desperate start announced some signs of awakening with the last two games in which they didn’t concede any goals.
West Ham probably would not mind at all to play are games away. Triumph at Crystal Palace last Saturday was Hammers’ fourth away win in five away games, while at their Boleyn Ground they celebrated only against Newcastle United. The advantage of West Ham which is that Bilic’s men can play without some big pressure, still Slaven Bilic does not need to think what would be his team final reach, and can concentrate on how to cope in his style of play all the new players which came this summer to his team with whom he recorded the best start since the league was named called Premier league (17 points in nine games).
Speaking of Saturday’s encounter with Chelsea, Bilic said:
“It is never a perfect time to play against Chelsea, although it must be said that they don’t stand so good as it was expected from them.”
“We have to be more patient when we play at home. We are going to try to continue to play good football. With a bit of luck and staying away from injuries we have a chance in every game.”
“Every game in the Premier League is extremely dangerous. All the opponents are top class.”
“I want my team to shoot more, sometimes we wait too much in a clear-cut situation. You have to try your luck around the box. We don’t have to do it better. We need to do it more.”
Asked to comment on Mourinho, Bilic has said:
“Simply the best coach. Brilliant is doing it his whole career. He is Jose Mourinho, he’s anything but boring.”
” He’s a media magnet. See how many questions I got about him, far more than for Wenger when we played against Arsenal.”
Against Chelsea, Slaven Bilic, can’t count on his winger Moses who is not eligible to play as a Chelsea player, while defender Reid is doubtful, all big minuses for the hosts, with the previously injured Song. Against Chelsea, West Ham in the last five games failed to even score a goal, while from the last five, Hammers have lost four games.
Chelsea sit on the 12th with 11 points, something that no one could predict before the start of this Premier league season, but Jose Mourinho is not a type of person who will give up or lose his hope. In the last round Chelsea beat Aston Villa 2:0 despite not playing so good, while on Tuesday in the Champions League against Dynamo Kiev the Blues have snatched a point.
Mourinho believes that these are signs of better days, and certainly to Boleyn Ground he comes with the thought of winning.
” This is certainly not an easy week for us, but if nothing else it’s good that we played in Kiev on Tuesday, not Wednesday. But if you look at the table and see where West Ham, where we are, it’s easily to draw the conclusion.”
As for injury problems, Mourinho continues to be without the first goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois (knee) and defender Branislav Ivanovic (hamstring), while Loic Remy and Pedro (knocks) are doubtful.
Team Probable lineups
West Ham: Adrian – Jenkinson, Tomkins, Kouyate, Cresswell – Obiang, Noble – Lanzini, Payet, Zarate – Sakho
Out: Reid, Moses, Song, Ogbonna (?)
Chelsea: Begović – Baba, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta – Fabregas, Ramires – Willian, Oscar, Hazard – Costa
Out: Courtois, Ivanović, Remy (?), Pedro (?)