David Gold makes bold remark ahead of West Ham United v Chelsea

West Ham United will face Chelsea at home in the Premier League on Wednesday.

West Ham United co-chairman David Gold has written on the club’s official website that his side can defeat Chelsea on Wednesday.

The Hammers are in a poor run of form at the moment and will head into the Premier League clash at the Boleyn Ground on the back of a 3-1 defeat to 10-man Crystal Palace at home.

Sam Allardyce’s did not win a single competitive game last month and currently find themselves ninth in the league table with 39 points from 27 matches.

Meanwhile, Chelsea are five points clear at the top of the Premier League table with a game in hand, and will head into Wednesday’s encounter on the back of a 2-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur in the League Cup final.

However, Gold claims that he will not be surprised if West Ham pick up all three points from their game against Chelsea.

“We had a bad performance at West Bromwich Albion and a bad performance against Crystal Palace but equally we have had some good performances since Christmas,” the 78-year-old wrote in his blog on West Ham’s official website.

“We now have to pick ourselves up for Chelsea as we always seem to be at our best when we play the top teams.

“It really would not surprise me if on Wednesday we went and beat Chelsea and we were all wondering how on earth we lost to West Brom and Crystal Palace!”

Can West Ham United beat Chelsea?

It is brave of Gold to suggest that West Ham can beat Chelsea, but perhaps he has a point.

The Hammers have largely played well against the top sides in the Premier League in recent weeks, drawing 2-2 with Tottenham at White Hart Lane last month, picking up a point against Manchester United at home, and narrowly going down 2-1 to Arsenal in December.

West Ham have some very good players who will be looking to step up their game against league leaders Chelsea, but at the moment Jose Mourinho’s side have to be considered favourites.

The Blues are in superb form and have one of the two best squads in the Premier League. Having won the League Cup on Sunday, Chelsea will now be looking to build on it and consolidate their lead at the top of the league table.

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