West Ham have found the Premier League season a little more difficult than anticipated so far, currently down in 16th heading into round 12. Only goal difference keeps them out of the bottom three. Unfortunately life for the Hammers doesn't get any easier this weekend, as they welcome fourth-place Chelsea to Upton Park.
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However, there are some straws for West Ham to clutch. Chelsea haven't been perfect this season, and have only won once away in the Premier League since José Mourinho's return. If the Hammers can use the crowd to their advantage, they may well take something from the match.
Unfortunately they'll have to do without a string of regular faces, while Alou Diarra and Răzvan Raț will likely be sidelined too. Chelsea's only definite absentee is youngster Marco van Ginkel, while Cesar Azpilicueta may have to fill in at left-back for Ashley Cole, who's battling a rib injury.
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Chelsea injuries and suspensions
Out: Marco van Ginkel (knee). In doubt: Ashley Cole (rib)
Match Date/Time: Saturday, 5:30 p.m. local, 12:30 p.m. ET
Venue: Upton Park, London, England
TV: NBC, DirecTV (U.S.), RDS 2, TSN2 (Canada), Sky Sports 1/HD (U.K.)
Online: NBC Sports Live Extra (U.S.), Sky Go (U.K.)