West Ham boss David Moyes is excited facing Chelsea today.
The Hammers host the Premier League leaders for the early kickoff today.
Moyes said, “We are playing the Champions League winners. Last week we played the Champions League finalists as well. I said a few weeks ago, I really want us to play the best teams and see how we do and see where we are at, it is the only way to find out.
“I said at the start: ‘Can we challenge them?’ ‘How well can we do against them?’ So we’ll try and do that against Chelsea.
“We know it will be a big test.
“Everybody playing against Chelsea is finding how difficult it is. We have seen the quality in Europe against Juventus as well so it’s very hard to find any weaknesses in their team, they’ve got a really strong squad as everybody’s aware. So it will be difficult. I’ve got to say it’s a tough, tough game and I’ve got to say the manager has done a really good job since he’s come in. He has won trophies and he’s been successful, which at Chelsea is the requirement. You have to come in and compete at the top.
“But it’s a game we played quite well in this game in recent seasons, we had a great win when we were trying to stay up when Yarmolenko scores the winner late on in one of the games I will always remember.
“The three points were vital. We needed to beat a team near the top and I think last year we played quite well, we got unlucky that we didn’t get something out of those games. But let’s not kid ourselves, Chelsea are a top team and a team in form as well.”