West Ham boss Sam Allardyce believes that his team can spring a surprise against Chelsea on Saturday night - by taking a leaf out of Newcastle United's book and the draw at West Brom, according to Sky Sports.
Recently, the Blues have suffered some surprising defeats and drawn games they needed to win; such fortunes have demoralised the team spirit of the squad.
Hence Allardyce, who believes his team can learn from Chelsea's defeat at Newcastle, is aiming for his side to discover where the weakness lies and take advantage of it.
"Newcastle frustrated Chelsea and started the process of winning that game by keeping a clean sheet and scoring a free-kick then sucked them in and hit them on the break for the second," Allardyce said.
"With that result for Chelsea, there's a chance to see where their weaknesses lie. But anything less than top form for all of our players would make life difficult for us. We will have to produce the end product because chance creation will be harder."
However, West Ham have only scored twice in their last four games; and Allardyce has charged his front-men with converting the bulk of their created chances.
"In terms of our goals it's not that we're not creating chances but we're not converting them. Our chance conversion is among the worst and that has to improve," he added.
"To take the pressure off us all we need results. We haven't achieved that so far, and we need to turn the performances into results.
"We played against Spurs and scored three goals, we could have scored more goals against a lot of teams.
"In the striker area, we are not delivering goals in the game. We have outplayed a lot of teams since we have played without a striker. The tactical side of it has worked, but we haven't taken our chances."
West Ham will host Chelsea this weekend knowing that a win would give them not only a massive confidence boost, but also the opportunity to get themselves further up the Premier League table.
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