Optimistic Gold ready for Chelsea!

Get in my son!

Get in my son!

David Gold is expecting a top performance against Chelsea declaring: “If you look at the teams we fielded in the two previous encounters  I believe we are stronger now.”

He remembered how unlucky we were to lose the first game when Diego Costa should have seen red but given the performance in the EFL Cup clash believes we have every chance.

But looking at the London Stadium game he said: That victory looks even more impressive now when you consider the run that Chelsea have been on since, but I see no reason why we can’t produce another winning display.

We are at home under the lights, London Stadium is becoming very special now and I’m convinced the atmosphere will be absolutely electrifying.

I also think we are more together. Whenever I have spoken to Mark Noble or been around the players recently, I’ve seen that camaraderie and spirit, which is so important.

The biggest disappointment of course was Michail Antonio’s red card, which rules him out.  With Andy Carroll hopefully back from injury, it would have been lovely to have them both available, and for Slaven to have that selection headache in the forward positions.

Nonetheless, we are now getting to a situation where we have international experience and quality on the bench, which is a hugely valuable asset for the manager. The performances in recent weeks have displayed that strength in depth.

It all adds up to what should be a fantastic encounter on Monday night. I’m truly optimistic that we will see a positive performance from the team, spurred on by the passion and spirit of our fans. ”

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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!"

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  • Max Willow says:

    Has ‘Golddie’ been smoking too much Bolivian Marching Powder??
    I’d really like to hear that he and ‘Sully’ are going to give Slav a 300 million pound summer transfer kitty, so we may one day be a big team!

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