West Ham Utd 3-2 Chelsea (4/12/21)

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Chelsea: match thread

Post by Ironing Board » Fri Dec 03, 2021 7:06 am

Oddly enough, I feel more confident of this game than Brighton. Hopefully we can spring a surprise here, with some underperformers finding form once more.

A cheeky 2-1 with an Antonio goal perhaps?

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Chelsea: match thread

Post by hammerman11 » Fri Dec 03, 2021 9:11 am

Will moyes stick with the tired bunch for one last time or change it around ?

Fabianski
Coufal diop zouma Cresswell
Rice soucek lanzini
Vlasic bowen fornals

Subs Areola Johnson Dawson alese noble kral Antonio yarmolenko benrahma

1-0 west ham and back on track !

Bowen to grab the winner

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Chelsea: match thread

Post by EastHam56 » Fri Dec 03, 2021 9:21 am

hammerman11 , since your last post has arthur failed to impress you in training and now been dropped in favour of alese on the bench ?

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Chelsea: match thread

Post by prophet:marginal » Fri Dec 03, 2021 9:22 am

This encouraging info (below) has today been posted on a newspaper's 'Looking Forward to the Weekend' thread:

Cannot even begin to predict our lineup this weekend. With Jorginho, Kovacic, Kante, Chilwell, James, Werner and now Chalobah out, we are suddenly surprisingly light in (defensive) midfield. Loftus-Cheek is fit but naturally more attacking, and West Ham are very very good. Could have used that Rice kid who used to be in our academy right about now, huh?!

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Chelsea: match thread

Post by paulhs1 » Fri Dec 03, 2021 9:25 am

I've really liked the way Moyes has set up against the so called big boys this season, but I think a pragmatic approach should be the way forward for this match.
I'd start Vlasic and Lanzini and smother the midfield, then bring on Benrhama and Mickey second half and have a real go at it.

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Chelsea: match thread

Post by Aceface » Fri Dec 03, 2021 9:25 am

Most of their goal threat comes from the wingbacks and they might be without their two best options there, although Alonso isn’t a bad replacement on the left.

They don’t let in many though so probably not ideal we’ve lost a bit of goal scoring zip ourselves lately.

Lukaku usually has a ball against us but hopefully he’s not fully up to speed fitness-wise. He’s certainly not up to speed Chelsea-wise - looks so disjointed within that set up.

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Chelsea: match thread

Post by Puff Daddy » Fri Dec 03, 2021 9:35 am

prophet:marginal wrote:
Fri Dec 03, 2021 9:22 am
This encouraging info (below) has today been posted on a newspaper's 'Looking Forward to the Weekend' thread:

Cannot even begin to predict our lineup this weekend. With Jorginho, Kovacic, Kante, Chilwell, James, Werner and now Chalobah out, we are suddenly surprisingly light in (defensive) midfield. Loftus-Cheek is fit but naturally more attacking, and West Ham are very very good. Could have used that Rice kid who used to be in our academy right about now, huh?!

Kinnell. How on earth did they pick up all those injuries ?I'm going for a 2-0 Irons win, then

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Chelsea: match thread

Post by StevePottsGoalsReel » Fri Dec 03, 2021 9:54 am

prophet:marginal wrote:
Fri Dec 03, 2021 9:22 am
This encouraging info (below) has today been posted on a newspaper's 'Looking Forward to the Weekend' thread:

Cannot even begin to predict our lineup this weekend. With Jorginho, Kovacic, Kante, Chilwell, James, Werner and now Chalobah out, we are suddenly surprisingly light in (defensive) midfield. Loftus-Cheek is fit but naturally more attacking, and West Ham are very very good. Could have used that Rice kid who used to be in our academy right about now, huh?!
I think Jorginho, James and Werner could all be back. They were reportedly back in training prior to the midweek game, but not risked. The Belgian Glenn Murray is also on his way back from an injury, so guaranteed his usual goal against us.

Still, might not be the worst time to play them considering. Chilwell in particular seemed to be in the form of a lifetime.

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Chelsea: match thread

Post by kenthammer1984 » Fri Dec 03, 2021 10:09 am

a routine 3-0 win for Chelsea, which will mean us finally dropping out of the top 4 after picking up just 4 points from the past 15 available

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Chelsea: match thread

Post by S-H » Fri Dec 03, 2021 10:13 am

We are beating these.

Just you watch.

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Post by Clacton-ammer » Fri Dec 03, 2021 10:16 am

That's the spirit Kent :lol:

Usually as the game draws closer against one of the "super-duper" teams the confidence drains from me, but I'm going the other way on this game, I prefer it, I'm all warm and fuzzy. I will leave the miserable for the train journey home :D

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Chelsea: match thread

Post by fjthegrey » Fri Dec 03, 2021 10:17 am

Hope everyone has put a stack on Lukaku first goal tomorrow.

Christmas paid for. That bet has pretty much bought me a house over the years.

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Chelsea: match thread

Post by prophet:marginal » Fri Dec 03, 2021 10:20 am

fjthegrey wrote:
Fri Dec 03, 2021 10:17 am
Hope everyone has put a stack on Lukaku first goal tomorrow.

Christmas paid for. That bet has pretty much bought me a house over the years.
Nah, that's all history now we've signed Zouma.

Lukaku won't be getting so much as a shot on target tomorrow.

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Chelsea: match thread

Post by jastons » Fri Dec 03, 2021 10:29 am

We need a win to keep us ahead of the chasing pack

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Chelsea: match thread

Post by funky chicken » Fri Dec 03, 2021 10:38 am

kenthammer1984 wrote:
Fri Dec 03, 2021 10:09 am
a routine 3-0 win for Chelsea, which will mean us finally dropping out of the top 4 after picking up just 4 points from the past 15 available
Sadly that’s what I think the result will be. I think this will game will be the equivalent of our drab performance in the home game against Liverpool last season.

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Chelsea: match thread

Post by Prob » Fri Dec 03, 2021 10:41 am

Lukaku hasn't been firing off late

Which means all bets are on him to score first

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Chelsea: match thread

Post by Puff Daddy » Fri Dec 03, 2021 10:53 am

StevePottsGoalsReel wrote:
Fri Dec 03, 2021 9:54 am
I think Jorginho, James and Werner could all be back. They were reportedly back in training prior to the midweek game, but not risked. The Belgian Glenn Murray is also on his way back from an injury, so guaranteed his usual goal against us.

Still, might not be the worst time to play them considering. Chilwell in particular seemed to be in the form of a lifetime.
No need worry about Werner. He as shocking in front of goal as Bowen

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Chelsea: match thread

Post by funky chicken » Fri Dec 03, 2021 10:57 am

Puff Daddy wrote:
Fri Dec 03, 2021 10:53 am
No need worry about Werner. He as shocking in front of goal as Bowen
Shame he wasn’t when he scored the winning goal against us last season!

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Chelsea: match thread

Post by prophet:marginal » Fri Dec 03, 2021 11:19 am

Puff Daddy wrote:
Fri Dec 03, 2021 10:53 am
No need worry about Werner. He as shocking in front of goal as Bowen
Yes, he shocked me too, holding off 4 Liverpool players, recently, before finding a team-mate for a sensational goal.

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Chelsea: match thread

Post by hammerman11 » Fri Dec 03, 2021 11:21 am

IF we can get a win from thus game it will really boost is Zagreb next week , so a lot can have a much needed rest then back on it at Burnley

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