West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce is confident that his side can surprise Chelsea when they visit Upton Park this weekend.
In last season’s fixture it was The Hammers than prevailed at Upton Park as they eased past Rafael Benitez’s side 3-1, and Allardyce is hopeful that they can provide yet another shock for Jose Mourinho and co.
The Blues fell to a shock 2-0 defeat to Newcastle United before the international break and according to Allardyce, West Ham are ready to do the same.
“Newcastle frustrated Chelsea and started the process of winning that game by keeping a clean sheet and scoring a free-kick then sucked them in and hit them on the break for the second,” Allardyce said.
“With that result for Chelsea, there’s a chance to see where their weaknesses lie. But anything less than top form for all of our players would make life difficult for us. We will have to produce the end product because chance creation will be harder.”
Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt – @AlexsArticles