West Ham United star Aaron Cresswell on silencing Andy Carroll after Chelsea win

The flying full-back provided the cross for the frontman's winning goal.

Aaron Cresswell has revealed his hope that his pinpoint assist for Andy Carroll’s winner against Chelsea on Saturday will keep the target man off his back for a while.

Carroll told the media he had been giving Cresswell stick for not setting him up enough before the win over Chelsea and the left-back now hopes he has silenced his team-mate.

“I think he might keep quiet for a couple of games hopefully!” said Cresswell, in an interview with whufc.com.

“He is fantastic in the air, is Andy. He is a fantastic player. He has been unlucky with his injuries and all his hard work over the last few months has paid off for him. We are all delighted for him.

“Of course, especially with Andy being out for such a long time and getting the winning goal against Chelsea at home, it is always nice personally to get an assist.”

Saturday’s win continued the Hammers’ remarkable form this campaign and meant they have already beaten three of last season’s top four teams this term.

Their form away from home has been excellent but disappointing results at the Boleyn have prevented them from being placed even higher than their current 3rd position.

Slaven Bilic will hope defeating The Blues brings about a turnaround in his side’s performances at home and if so, there’s every chance of West Ham springing a surprise this season.

The pace, power and attacking guile that has come with the likes of Victor Moses, Manuel Lanzini and Dimitri Payet has transformed the East London club and has now rendered them capable of giving every team in the division a game.

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