Chelsea scalp will motivate West Ham players, claims boss Pellegrini


Chelsea, meanwhile, have been in irrepressible form under new manager Maurizio Sarri, moving to the summit of the table with five victories in as many matches, and kicking off their assault on the Europa League with a 1-0 win over Greek side PAOK on Thursday.

"I said at the start that Andriy needs a few weeks to get used to playing in the Premier League", said the Chilean.

"I think Marko played very well against Everton and we hope he will have recovered for the next game". Chicharito should be back in the team along with Perez and Antonio, but none of those players have the skill, speed, strength, and attitude to do what he does for the team.

Moses who was left out of the Blues last four games made six appearances in the competition during the 2013/14 season and scored four goal as Chelsea won the title. It's an honour to play for this club.

And the actual results were - the winning team name in italics and underlined!

Mateo Kovacic has a minor injury and Emerson Palmieri is also not among the 21-strong travelling group.

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But Sarri said he would not be making wholesale changes for a match he perceives to be Chelsea's toughest of the group stage.

BRIAN DEAR hailed Mark Noble's important influence on West Ham United and urged the Hammers to back up Sunday's win at Everton with another honest display against Premier League leaders, Chelsea, this weekend.

The 59-year-old former Napoli boss said: "In order to win our group, the match of tomorrow is the most important because it's the most hard match". Are the key players, like Hazard and Kante, going to stay? "We must continue to try and improve every game, and every week".

Willian wants to win the trophy again.

"Players always have an opportunity to play, and when they have the chance they must take that chance", Pellegrini added.

As we all know, Liverpool got their campaign off to a great start, defeating Paris Saint-Germain 3-2 at Anfield thanks to a last-minute Roberto Firmino goal.