Chelsea latest: Transfer linked to Real Madrid star, Luiz fail & more

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Chelsea travel to London rivals West Ham United for the Saturday evening fixture with the ambition of securing their first win of the month and a much-needed three points, however, the Hammers have alternative designs for the outcome of the match and aim to claim victory in similar style to their 3-1 triumph last season.

Winger Matt Jarvis is quoted by Archant to have cited the win as the highlight of the season, he said: 'It was a fantastic win and it was just a really good time for us and it was fantastic for the fans. We came out second half and played some fantastic football and dominated to score three goals.'

He continued: 'You have got to be on song and playing your best football. You have to make sure that in every position, you are beating your opponent and hoping that they are not having as good a day as normal.'

In Chelsea's last outing, a 2-2 draw against West Bromwich Albion at Stamford Bridge, saved Jose Mourinho's incredible home record but the Blues were adjudged to have been fortunate thanks to the awarding of a dubious penalty after a foul, or simulation thereof, on Ramires.

In a damning verdict, the chief of referees Mike Riley, has apologised to the Baggies and their manager Steve Clarke, who told West Brom's official website that: 'We've had a phone call from Mike Riley to apologise.

'It doesn't get us any more points but it's nice of Mike to phone. If he's apologising, he obviously feels it was the wrong decision. We have to put it behind us now and move forward.'

On to transfer rumours and Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso, formerly of Liverpool, may sign for Chelsea - or Manchester United - when his contract expires at the Santiago Bernabeu side, according to the Daily Star.

And finally, in the embedded video below, did Chelsea defender David Luiz turn his back on the Eduardo Vargas power bomb during Brazil's 2-1 victory over England-conquering Chile?

image: © Ben Sutherland

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