|7-2 against: that's ludicrous!!!|
Once again the Hammers provide stunning value for money for those wanting to exact revenge on Paddy Poormaker and the rest of the bookies gang.
With West Ham 7-2 against to win at Stamford bridge, a comparison of these two sides recent form suggests that the East Londoners are certainly in with a shout despite going 13 years since their last win away to Chelsea.
On that day, a certain Mr Di Canio decided to take control of proceedings. Aided and abetted by a side blessed with Carrick, Cole, Defoe, Sinclair and David James, you can see why they came out on top.
Oh, and let's not forget that Frank Lampard Jnr was on the losing side that day.
Since then, Chelsea have won eight with two draws, but let's face it, this season is totally different under Bilic who, if anything, seems to prefer the role of underdog away side.
Today Chelsea are without Diego Caustic and Eddie Izzard, while for West Ham the good news is that Winston Reid is fit.
Bilic has gone for an attack-minded side with Diafra Sakho and Enner Valencia claiming starting berths. Big Andy is lurking on the bench ready to repeat his heroics from earlier in the season when he scored a cracking winner against a hapless Chelsea who soonafter lost their manager and are in rebuilding mode until a new long-term boss arrives.
WEST HAM UNITED starting XI: Adrian, Antonio, Reid, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Kouyate, Noble (c), Lanzini, Payet, Valencia, Sakho
I guess all that's left to say is 'Over to you Mr Payet...'