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Moyes admits to “tough” week

David Moyes admits that this week has been incredibly “tough” as West Ham prepare to take on Chelsea this weekend.

Once this weekend’s fixtures are completed, the Hammers will have played the two Champions League finalists from last season in the space of six days.

At the weekend, the Irons were beaten by Manchester City despite a spirited display at a snowy Etihad Stadium, and were then held to a frustrating draw by Brighton at the London Stadium, as Neal Maupay’s late overhead kick snatched a point for the Seagulls.

With Chelsea coming up, and the Hammers well aware of just how strong they have been this season, as they sit one point clear of Manchester City at the top of the league.

And Moyes admits that this week has been particularly hard when it comes to preparation, with so few training sessions available to the Irons boss, but he has been impressed with their mentality throughout the week.

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Speaking ahead of Saturday’s early kick-off, he said, per Football.London: “It has been good to have European football as it gives me a chance to get the players prepared for Thursday and Sunday but this week is tough.

“Three in six days and two against the Champions League finalists, we are going to try and take it on but we are doing all we can to get the players right. Their mentality is really good.”

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2 comments on “Moyes admits to “tough” week

  1. Well if he started to freshen up the team and drop players who are not on form then we would have won the game on Wednesday night. He has had a very naive approach to these games in my opinion. Lets hope he picks the right team this weekend with at least Coufal, Lanzini and Diop hopefully getting deserved starts. I would also not rule out starting Vlasic, time to starting to trust some of these players as the likes of Bowen, Benrahma are having it too easy.

  2. Yeah, earlier substitutions would help.

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