West Ham United v Chelsea FC Team Sheets

West Ham: Fabianski, Balbuena, Zabaleta, Diop, Masuaku, Rice, Obiang, Noble, Yarmolenko, Anderson, Antonio. Subs: Adrian, Cresswell, Snodgrass, Sanchez, Ogbonna, Fredericks, Perez.
Chelsea: Arrizabalaga, Rudiger, Alonso, Luiz, Azpilicueta, Jorginho, Kante, Kovacic, Willian, Hazard, Giroud. Subs: Caballero, Fabregas, Barkley, Moses, Zappacosta, Cahill, Morata.

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Burkie 1's picture

Bloody shame bout Arnie , it'll resolve the question "are we a one man team "

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nevillenixon's picture

It had to happen, now is the time to find out if the £100 Million spent was a waste of money or not!

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moore 6 legend's picture

Big blow no arnie,just our luck.COYI

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But id rather he recovers than he gets injured more,gonna be tough today but hopefully we will give them a game!!COYI

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While I agree it's a big blow with Arnies omission I don't see the logic on it proving we are a one man team regardless of the result or performance. Whilst a hundred million sounds a lot it is over 10 players. I'm sure it doesn't take a mathematician to work out the numbers. Where it has made all the differance is in the squad or on the bench. We now have, Reid, wilshere, lanzini, Carroll and arnie out but still have a decent bench that can influence a game. That's where the 100 million really stands out.

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albyforeverirons.'s picture

but you never know, I would settle for a good performance and a draw.

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La Vida Hammer's picture

First 10 minutes COYI

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Burkie 1's picture

Not a great bench

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Dicks is the man's picture

Giroud looking for a penalty but replay clearly shows he got tangled up in his own beard.

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moore 6 legend's picture

LOL! that ain't a beard he's just been sick.

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moore 6 legend's picture

Golden chance for ant,dear oh dear

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You never know what you're going to get next. A couple of exquisite touches but he has also given the ball needlessly away more than once

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albyforeverirons.'s picture

With a couple of chances, defence has been pretty solid. If we can keep it up I will be a happy hammer.

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Burkie 1's picture

One thing is sure we are in dier need of a new natural striker no one can play Arnies role

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andycarrollstyle's picture

Arnies not a natural striker though, he's more of a goalscoring winger - and he's immense! I'd say Chico is a natural striker - but we aren't set up to play him in an effective position. But you are right - we need another Arnie, big Mick ain't cutting it

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Arnautovic is 100% a natural striker. As proven by his performances playing up front since November last year

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andycarrollstyle's picture

He's a natural finisher not a natural striker - to me a natural striker is someone who spends most of their time getting into position and waiting for the ball to come to them to slot it home. Arnautovic does a lot more than that, our whole attack comes from his movement and drive, most of the time from our own half and he is all over the pitch. I only make the distinction because I think to call him that undersells what he is

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La Vida Hammer's picture

The last time we went in at half time 0 0 ??

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La Vida Hammer's picture

WH v Wolverhampton and we lost. COYI

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La Vida Hammer's picture

Because there was no extra time ha ha

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Masouako is struggling to handle Willian.

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albyforeverirons.'s picture

To bring on Perez, Antonio is running well but no final finish.

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moore 6 legend's picture

Yep,had his chances ant,no end product.

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moore 6 legend's picture

Save of the season from fab lol

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andycarrollstyle's picture

He kept his head

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Fab's face keeps us in the game, not for the first time this season

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moore 6 legend's picture

How did yarmo miss that FFS,fantastic cross from snoddy.

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andycarrollstyle's picture

What a chance

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albyforeverirons.'s picture

have buried that, won't get many chances like that.

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La Vida Hammer's picture

Unbelievable

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moore 6 legend's picture

Well you can't say we ain't had our chances to nick this game.

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albyforeverirons.'s picture

Sanchez is coming on.

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La Vida Hammer's picture

Performance

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moore 6 legend's picture

That's it all over i'll take a pt,good game,good defence we're getting there COYI

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Defence is a million times more solid,Fab is FAB!!If yarmo had his reading glasses on he would have buried that,all in all this team is improving & im starting to eat my words,which im more than happy to do so!!

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moore 6 legend's picture

To be honest dave,i weren't that keen on hearing fab was coming to us,he's turning out Signing of the season, 7.5 mil is a total steal.

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Have Arsenal relatives who used to call him Flappyhandski!!But that was when he was very young,hes been quality for us & i cant see Adrian getting much of a look in!!

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Dartford Bhoy's picture

even you must admit the Bowl of Misery did its part :o) come on you Stratford loving Irons!!!!! :o)

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But good in patches Dartford,im sorry me old mate but im always going to be one of the Upton park loving irons!!

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Dartford Bhoy's picture

Will convert you one day!!

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albyforeverirons.'s picture

I am very happy with that. The defence was solid and we had our chances but a point is a point. Night folks.

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Dicks is the man's picture

good result. btw is allardyce back in charge? 28% possession and a 0-0. lol

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Dartford Bhoy's picture

I dont have an issue with lack of possession against the top sides. Our style is very much play as the away team and hit them on the break. Had the two chances that fell to Antonio fell to Arnie we would be celebrating a win!!! Could be worse, 21% and lose 5-0 at home... Cardiff!!!

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Good performance well disciplined. Great shape that's probably what did it for us both balbeuna and diop looked comfortable the former being my motm. Having said that our midfield 3 of rice, noble and obiang did a lot of good work, the amount of times they put their foot in when it was needed. My only query was masaku, god this boy needs to seriously look at his defensive positioning and needs to stop switching off too!

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asheshammer's picture

Antonio or Yarmo might have nicked it for us but thn again it could easily have gone the other way.

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hammergirl's picture

Had been as good with his head as Fabianski we would of won

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Dartford Bhoy's picture

This was a fantastic result. Make no mistake this is a very good Chavski side, they have world beaters in the side. I thought we were brilliant from back to front. Too many to mention but for me Fab in goal was probably our Motm but too a man the work rate, interceptions, forced errors and general team work was top draw! Another day we could have won... get Arnie fit and .....bring on the Red Mancs!!!

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metbobby1's picture

by the boys today. Credit to the gaffer as well!

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