Mon. May 16th, 2022

BBC Sports.

Adapted by Nwosu Chizoba David.

West Ham currently sit fourth in the Premier League table and David Moyes hopes his side can build on their good start to to the season.

“I said right at the start of the season that we finished two points behind Chelsea in the league and the challenge we laid down was can we get those extra two points.

“Can we challenge the teams in the top four? To make a fist of it is a good start.

“We’ve made a really good start and the job now is to hang in and see if we can make a challenge at the end of the season.”

Next up it’s current leaders Chelsea, and a chance for David Moyes’ side to gain ground on one of the sides above them.

“All the games excite you. Last week we played the Champions league finalists, this week we play the winners. And I always say you want to test yourself against the best.

“We want to challenge them and we’ll try our best to do that on Saturday.

“I’m looking forward to it. I think we’ve played quite well against them in recent seasons. We had a great win when Yarmolenko scored the winner late on and that’s one I’ll always remember.

“Last year we were a little unlucky to not get something out of the games, but let’s not kid ourselves, Chelsea are a top team.”

On managing the amount of fixtures his side are facing in December, David Moyes said: “It has been good to have European football as it gives me a chance to get the players prepared for Thursday/Sunday but this week is tough.

“Three games in six days and two against the Champions League finalists.

“We are going to try and take it on but we are doing all we can to get the players right. Their mentality is really good.

By Nwosu Chizoba David

Nwosu Chizoba David is a soccer lover and writer. He is a graduate of Biological Sciences, presently teaching in a secondary in Lagos.

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