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Header at goal by Joey O'Brien. A parry by Petr Cech prevents the goal.
The final whistle is blown by the referee.
Clearance by Gary Cahill.
The referee blows for offside against Andre Schurrle.
Matthew Jarvis makes a clearance.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Stewart Downing.
Stewart Downing produces a cross.
Header by Modibo Maiga misses right.
Centre by Joey O'Brien.
Michael Essien has an effort at goal. Jussi Jaaskelainen parries the ball away.
Eden Hazard leaves the field to be replaced by Michael Essien.
Clearance by John Terry.
Emboaba Oscar goes off and Andre Schurrle comes on.
Frank Lampard slots the ball right footed into the goal. West Ham 0-3 Chelsea.
Eden Hazard takes a shot. Blocked by Joey O'Brien.
Branislav Ivanovic delivers the ball.
Short corner taken by Mark Noble from the left by-line.
Branislav Ivanovic makes a clearance.
Clearance by James Collins.
Demba Ba is brought on as a substitute for Samuel Eto'o.
Matthew Jarvis on for Kevin Nolan.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Emboaba Oscar on Joey O'Brien.
Clearance by Frank Lampard.
Joey O'Brien manages to make a clearance.
Frank Lampard produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick. Mark Noble gets a block in.
Foul by Ravel Morrison on Emboaba Oscar, free kick awarded.
Shot by Nascimento Ramires. Blocked by James Collins.
Free kick taken by Frank Lampard.
Frank Lampard fouled by Ravel Morrison, the ref awards a free kick.
Modibo Maiga takes a shot and missed to the left of the net.
Clearance made by Frank Lampard.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stewart Downing by Samuel Eto'o.
Guy Demel makes a clearance.
Clearance by James Tomkins.
Mohamed Diame takes a shot. Blocked by Gary Cahill.
Foul by James Tomkins on Petr Cech, free kick awarded.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Mark Noble.
Centre by Mohamed Diame.
Cesar Azpilicueta delivers the ball.
Frank Lampard has an effort at goal. Jussi Jaaskelainen makes a block.
Modibo Maiga challenges Gary Cahill unfairly and gives away a free kick.
James Collins makes a clearance.
Samuel Eto'o takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by James Collins.
James Tomkins makes a clearance.
Branislav Ivanovic gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kevin Nolan.
The ball is sent over by Mohamed Diame.
The game restarts for the second half.
Joey O'Brien makes a clearance.
Modibo Maiga concedes a free kick for a foul on Branislav Ivanovic.
The whistle is blown to end the first half.
Emboaba Oscar sends in a cross.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nascimento Ramires by Kevin Nolan.
Branislav Ivanovic restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Joey O'Brien on Eden Hazard.
Clearance by Modibo Maiga.
Shot by Samuel Eto'o. A parry by Jussi Jaaskelainen prevents the goal.
Free kick taken by Petr Cech.
Gary Cahill fouled by Modibo Maiga, the ref awards a free kick.
Ravel Morrison makes a clearance.
Modibo Maiga replaces Jack Collison.
(West Ham) makes a substitution, with Mohamed Diame coming on for Joe Cole.
Frank Lampard has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the goal.
Emboaba Oscar challenges Joey O'Brien unfairly and gives away a free kick.
A cross is delivered by Stewart Downing.
Free kick crossed by Frank Lampard.
Nascimento Ramires fouled by James Collins, the ref awards a free kick.
Emboaba Oscar slots the ball right footed into the goal. West Ham 0-2 Chelsea.Assist on the goal came from Eden Hazard.
Clearance by Cesar Azpilicueta.
Gary Cahill takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Samuel Eto'o by Mark Noble results in a free kick.
Corner taken by Stewart Downing.
The ball is delivered by Eden Hazard.
Clearance made by Cesar Azpilicueta.
The ball is delivered by Stewart Downing.
Petr Cech takes the free kick.
Kevin Nolan is ruled offside.
Clearance made by Mikel.
Clearance made by Branislav Ivanovic.
Power penalty scored by Frank Lampard. West Ham 0-1 Chelsea.
Emboaba Oscar fouled by Jussi Jaaskelainen, the ref awards a Penalty.
Clearance made by Ravel Morrison.
Eden Hazard takes a shot. James Collins gets a block in.
Clearance by Branislav Ivanovic.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Branislav Ivanovic on Stewart Downing.
Shot by Emboaba Oscar went over the bar.
James Tomkins manages to make a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Eden Hazard by Guy Demel results in a free kick.
Jussi Jaaskelainen restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Tomkins by Samuel Eto'o.
Free kick taken by James Tomkins.
Nascimento Ramires gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ravel Morrison.
Cesar Azpilicueta challenges Joe Cole unfairly and gives away a free kick.
James Collins manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Nascimento Ramires on Stewart Downing.
Corner taken by Frank Lampard from the left by-line.
Clearance made by James Collins.
Samuel Eto'o takes a shot. Blocked by James Collins.
The game gets underway.
Allardyce bemoans lack of goals
Manager Sam Allardyce hopes his strikerless West Ham can surprise Chelsea in Saturday's London derby at Upton Park.
In the continued absence of Andy Carroll, whose rehabilitation from a heel injury is continuing, Allardyce has been less than impressed with his other forward options and has instead opted to pack his midfield.
The tactic worked in the 3-0 win at Tottenham and Allardyce hopes it can do so once more against Jose Mourinho's Chelsea.
"Our strikers at the moment are not delivering goals," Allardyce said.
"None of our strikers have created too many goalscoring opportunities when they've played and taken them.
"We changed that, we delivered chances to score goals, we score them against Tottenham and we haven't scored as many since then.
"We've created some massive opportunities and outplayed a lot of teams since we've played without a striker, so when you play with a striker you're then lighter in midfield and against Chelsea they would be more dominant.
"The tactical side of it has worked very well, it's just the end product hasn't produced what we've all wanted."
Allardyce has repeatedly bemoaned his side's lack of cutting edge up front but does not believe fielding a striker will make the difference.
He hopes the goalscoring burden will be shared.
"Every players' responsibility is to score this year as many goals as you scored last year and improve by one," Allardyce said.
"Last year's goals were enough to get us 10th. It's only doing what you did last year and we're not doing that.
"From a clean sheet point of view we're miles ahead of last year. We only got 11 in the entire season; we've already got six.
"We're way ahead and we should've bagged more victories on the back of that and be in a very comfortable position."
The Hammers boss could delve into the transfer market in January to solve his goalscoring problem.
He added: "It depends on what the availability of strikers might be. It's not an easy market
"We tried to sign four top strikers before the window shut.
"We tried our very, very best. Unfortunately none of the players that we went for wanted to join West Ham at that time. They went elsewhere or stayed at the club they were at."
Razvan Rat is doubtful with a hamstring injury sustained on international duty with Romania.
Rat's fellow defenders Joey O'Brien and James Collins (both hamstring) are expected to be fit despite withdrawing from duty with the Republic of Ireland and Wales through injury.
Winston Reid (ankle) could be fit and George McCartney (knee) is back in training, but Andy Carroll (heel), Mladen Petric (thigh), Matthew Taylor (thigh) and Alou Diarra (both knee) are absent.
Jose Mourinho is uncertain what to expect from his Chelsea players in Saturday's fixture at West Ham but is demanding improved performances away from home in the coming weeks.
Chelsea have won only one and lost two of their five Barclays Premier League matches away so far this season ahead of the trip to Upton Park, where the Hammers claimed a 3-1 fixture last season.
A second away defeat of the season at Newcastle was followed by a controversial home draw with West Brom which leaves Mourinho's men seeking their first Premier League win of November at the third attempt in east London prior to matches at Sunderland, Stoke and Arsenal before the year's end.
"We have to do better," Mourinho said.
"Our fixtures until now were not the easiest ones, especially when we speak about matches away. We've played already against two title contenders (Manchester United and Tottenham, both draws).
"We've had difficult matches, but of course we want to do better and we need to get more points in the next five matches away than we did in the first five matches (away)."
Mourinho was highly critical of his players' performance at Newcastle but does not know what to expect of his side following the international break.
And the Portuguese insists his side must have the right mindset going into the congested festive period.
He said: "These matches, when they come from national teams are always a question mark for us. But we have to speak, we have to meet, we have to understand that this is an important period.
"November, December, consecutive matches from now, no stop because of national teams. We need points.
"In this moment we are in the Champions League area. We are fourth. We are four points from the leader. We have to try. This situation gets better or at least it doesn't get worse. We need points."
Mourinho is not a fan of the international break and, for the past 11 days, Mourinho has had just four of his first-team squad available in Cesar Azpilicueta, Ryan Bertrand, John Terry and Demba Ba. Mourinho would not be drawn on whether Terry should make an England return.
Azpilicueta could continue at left-back, even though Ashley Cole is considered fit despite going off during England's loss to Germany on Tuesday with an ongoing rib problem. Fernando Torres is still out.
Mourinho expects his side will have to take the initiative against a Hammers side which has packed the midfield and gone without a striker in recent weeks.
Allardyce has already spoken highly of Newcastle's tactics in their win over Chelsea and employed similar tactics in the 3-0 win at Tottenham.
"Many teams in the Premier League are playing very defensive football, are thinking of trying to stop the opponent to play and after that to see what happens," Mourinho said.
"That is giving some good results to some different teams against the considered best teams in the competition.
"No criticism about that. They are defensive and they give difficult matches to the big teams.
"That's why everybody is losing points. That's why nobody is really dominant in this league.
"That's why this league has emotion every weekend, so I'm expecting a very difficult match.
"It always was in my time and it continues to be a hard match there. We have to be on the top of our game if we want a result."
Striker Fernando Torres is back in training following an adductor injury sustained in training at the start of the month, but is not yet ready to return.
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