West Ham v Chelsea

Annette Crawford
December 7, 2017

Winston Reid is a nursing a similar problem and will also be assessed.

However, they will be buoyed by their Premier League form of late and will be hoping to make it three wins out of three.

Out-of-favour defender David Luiz remains sidelined with a knee injury.

Last time out, West Ham suffered a narrow defeat to Manchester City, in a performance that drew praise from fans.

There is plenty of potential, then, for a tight, tense tussle and that prospect will certainly not concern the visitors as Chelsea have kept a clean sheet in five of their last six victories in all competitions, and it is that defensive discipline that could give Conte's charges the edge in east London.

"If they get sucked into an old fashioned derby scrap it could be a different story".

West Ham now face a crucial Christmas period, with a total of 10 Premier League games by the end of January, starting with a tough assignment against Chelsea in the early kick-off this Saturday.

Now placed 19th in the Premier League table, Moyes took charge at West Ham after the sacking of Slaven Bilic in November.

Eden Hazard has been directly involved in seven goals in his last eight Premier League games against the Hammers. They have scored only six goals during that run. We're in a results business now where you have to win games and we haven't done that.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Noble is adamant though that their results will match their improved performances eventually, but knows this needs to happen sooner rather than later.

The midfielder was heavily linked with a move to the London Stadium in the summer, but the move broke down due to problems in the communication.

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