Bilic hopes for luck as West Ham host Chelsea

06 March, 2017, 00:56 | Author: Felix Jensen
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The Blues have been rejuvenated under the Italian head coach, but face a test of their credentials at West Ham on Monday.

Speaking to Yellow Sport ahead of what is a huge London derby, Stephenson said: "Chelsea are now ten points clear of Tottenham Hotspur in second and a massive thirty points better off than the Hammers in ninth, that kind of puts into perspective the enormity of the task for Slaven Bilic's men".

However, manager Antonio Conte started that game without Eden Hazard, Diego Costa and Pedro and when those three players were introduced in the second half with the Hammers already 2-0 up, the tide of the match changed dramatically.

His impressive displays for Chelsea were rewarded with a two-year contract extension.

Conte would not be drawn on his nomination with more than two months of the season remaining but did have some advice. "Only if you win will people remember you".

Chelsea won the league match between the two teams on the opening day of the season as Diego Costa's last minute victor made it 2-1 at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte admits he misses his family back in Italy following suggestions that he could return to Serie A because he's homesick.

It's been a great season for Chelsea. "It must be (at) our house", Conte added.

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But he has wasted no time in settling in, instantly reviving the fortunes of the 2014/15 EPL champions who finished a lowly 10th last season. This was our target. "It's very hard for them to make an impact when they can't force their way into an inconsistent side".

"Chelsea" Leadership is no question does not cause, even loss of points in recent matches with the "Burnley" and "Liverpool" is not too allowed the competitors to reduce the gap, the best of five pursuers only "city" looks in this segment, but there are eight points away handicap.

"This game against West Ham, for us, is very important", Conte said.

"As long as the players give 100 percent then the fans will be happy, we can accept a defeat, just as long as both the players and manager have given it their all". Apparently they were watching other players, but they fell in love with Andy. Seven arrests were made on the night and West Ham have so far this season banned 97 fans.

"For this reason we are preparing for this type of situation. It will be a really tough game".

Violent clashes between supporters marred Chelsea's last visit to the London Stadium and tensions are likely to be running high on and off the field. I expect Chelsea to win this game.

He said: "Last time wasn't good". Every game I play I feel more comfortable and have more belief in myself.

"So I got used to the job a little bit".

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