Andy Carroll on the message he has regularly given West Ham United teammate Aaron Cresswell

Aaron Cresswell

Andy Carroll and Aaron Cresswell teamed up for West Ham United's winning goal against Chelsea.

Andy Carroll has told West Ham United's official site that he has been constantly telling Aaron Cresswell to deliver crosses into the box for him to attack.

Cresswell's delivery is one of the best in the Hammers' team, and Carroll is keen to utilise the full-back's crossing ability to his advantage.

Thankfully, the striker's persistence paid off this weekend, as Cresswell put in a brilliant cross which he managed to score the winner from in West Ham's 2-1 victory over Chelsea. 

And Carroll said: "I keep saying to Cress to put those balls in and he's just said to me in the dressing room that I can shut up for a couple of weeks because I've been on to him! As soon as it came in I was trying to get on the end of it - it might be a typical Andy Carroll goal but I'll take it!

"I just went off celebrating with the lads and they were all delighted as well. The noise was fantastic and with the goal at the end the place just erupted. It was great."

Carroll's goal against Chelsea was arguably his best moment for a number of years, with a spate of injuries curtailing his progress at Upton Park.

The 26-year-old has struggled to stay off the treatment table, but he is back to full health now, and this goal was reward for all the work he has done to get fit again. 

West Ham's win over Chelsea has further confirmed their credentials to be chasing a European spot this season, with the side making a hugely impressive start to the new campaign.

The Hammers are now in third place in the Premier League table, and only Manchester City have scored more goals than them over the campaign so far. 

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