History on West Ham's side against Chelsea as Slaven Bilic gears up for first meeting with Jose Mourinho

West Ham Defence v Chelsea

West Ham United are looking to continue their brilliant start to the Premier League season and prolong Chelsea's misery in this weekend's London derby.

Hammers boss Slaven Bilic will be forced to make key changes to a winning team when bitter rivals Chelsea visit Upton Park on Saturday.

Flying winger Victor Moses is ineligible to face his parent club, while key defender Winston Reid misses his second consecutive game.

The Hammers welcome Jose Mourinho's Blues for a crucial London derby as Bilic's side look to continue a fine start to the season which sees them sitting pretty in the Champions League places.

Meanwhile, Chelsea have endured a much-publicised torrid start and are currently languishing in the unfamiliar territory of 12th place.

Good omens

But what are the omens like for the Hammers going into the game?

Well history is on the Hammers' side, with the East Londoners having the better of the 47 meetings at the Boleyn Ground over the years.

From 47 games played between the sides at Upton Park, West Ham have won 24 (51%) compared to 15 wins for the Blues (31%), while there have only been eight draws in that time (18%).

If the history books are anything to go by, there will be plenty of goals. In the 47 games there have been a total of 147 goals, an average of more than three per game.

West Ham's biggest ever win over the Blues also came on home soil, a 5-3 victory in the 1986/87 season.

Harder Hammers

Under Sam Allardyce last season, the Irons lost the home fixture 1-0 but were extremely unlucky not to have won the game let alone draw with chance after chance going begging.

Bilic's side are a different outfit, though, and will pose a real threat as they are the Premier League's second highest goal scorers behind leaders Manchester City.

Their results at home have not been as good as their league-best away form, though, and that will need to change if Bilic's side want to pull off a win that would take them onto 20 points from the first 10 games.

KEY FACT: This is the first ever meeting between Slaven Bilic and Jose Mourinho.

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