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Boss reveals the road to success over Chelsea

Manuel Pellegrini has told his squad they need the same level of performance at home as away if they are to take Chelsea’s notable scalp on Sunday.

It’s almost a cliche but confidence he declares has to be the key – the knowledge that they are capable of playing at home as the team did at Everton.

He said:”Every game is different in the Premier League. We must be confident that we can play at home or away in the same way that we tried to do in the last game.

We need to concentrate in defence, because they have very good players that can make the difference in small spaces. But I am confident that our team can play a good game.”

The growing relationship between Diop and Balbuena will be another vital factor in a game which truly could set the Irons on their way this season.

With a strong midfield three performing as they did at Everton all things are possible on Sunday.

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

2 comments on “Boss reveals the road to success over Chelsea

  1. I have been very skeptical about the team & the manager, but the performance against Everton was great, & gave me a certain amount of reassurance. But, despite Diop & Balbuena’s growing improvement, I still have grave doubts about the defence – & our season will depend on our defence. However, we can get something from the Chelsea game – even if it is only a draw. That would help to boost the team’s confidence; & a win is not out of the question. Come on West Ham !

  2. Can’t wait will be the first time in about 30 years I have been able to see us play at home against them, even when I used to watch all the time at the Bridge I used to be in the away end.

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