Ferreira aims for win in title charge

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Chelsea full back Paulo Ferreira wants to emulate last September’s 3-1 victory over West Ham this weekend, as the Blues make a last minute surge in the title chase.

“We did a good game there and we hope to repeat that at home,” Ferreira said of the West Ham victory, in which the Chelsea full back set up a goal for Michael Essien in true style.

The stand out for West Ham on the day was Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the Year winner Scott Parker, who netted a goal for the Hammers, and Ferreira will be wary of the star's talent come Saturday.

“I am glad Scott is doing well there, he is a nice lad,” Ferreira said.

“He gave everything on the pitch, even when he was only playing for 10 or 15 minutes, but it was difficult for Scott because Maka [Claude Makelele] was doing well at the time and he is a top player with a lot of experience.”


Ferreira is hoping that Parker will be relatively quiet on Saturday, as Chelsea look to decrease the six point gap between themselves and title leaders Manchester United.

“We are six points from Manchester United and anything can happen. We have to believe,” Ferreira, who is Chelsea’s longest serving full-back, said.

“I hope on Saturday we can do the same as last time against West Ham, get the result and keep fighting because you never know.”

Ferreira played his 200th game for Chelsea against Birmingham on Wednesday, but the star insists that clocking up a win for the Blues was the only thing on his mind on the day.

“I was not thinking about the game personally being my 200th.

“I was thinking to play a good game and to win and I am happy that happened.

“We played a good game and we have to do this until the end of the season."

The Portugal international has been at Chelsea for a staggering seven years now, and believes that some of his best memories have been created playing at Stamford Bridge.

“Seven years is a long time,” Ferreira said.

“I feel happy here and the adaptation was easy for me and of course I feel a bit like part of a Chelsea family. I am pleased to be here for a long time.

“I have a lot of good memories and most years we win something. I have spent wonderful moments together with these players and others that came in those seven years.”

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