Arsenal legend Ray Parlour is confident on the fact that West Ham can get another impressive result in this start of the season next Saturday against Chelsea: the Hammers already won at Anfield, the Emirates, the Etihad and at Selhurst Park last weekend, and are currently fourth in the table with 17 points, just 2 less than Manchester United and Arsenal and only 4 behind the leaders, Manchester City.
Speaking to Alan Brazil Sport Breakfast show on TALKsport, Parlour suggested the way to beat the Blues in the last derby at Upton Park:
“I think they will play like they do away from home this weekend. Sit back and defend, let Chelsea have a lot of the ball and then hit them on the break,” he stated speaking of Slaven Bilic’s tactics.
“I think that’s how they’ve got to play because they’ve done it at the Etihad, the Emirates, Anfield and Palace at the weekend – and it’s worked.
“Instead of the Upton Park crowd expecting them to take the game to Chelsea, I think they will say ‘right Chelsea, you take the game to us and we will hit you on the break’ like they do away from home“.