West Ham star excited to return to site of his best performance this weekend

Adrian

Adrian has happy memories of playing at Stamford Bridge after producing an inspired performance there two years ago.

West Ham United goalkeeper Adrian has admitted to the club's official website that he is looking forward to returning to the scene of his "best game" when the club travel to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea this afternoon.

The Spanish goalkeeper made a string of fine saves to keep out a hugely dominant Blues side and earn the then-struggling Hammers a valuable goalless draw in January 2014.

That was the catalyst for a vast improvement in form for the Irons, who won their next four games in a row and ultimately finished 13th after being in serious relegation danger at the turn of the year.

The Spaniard admits that was a special day for him but said he is hoping for greater success in vastly different circumstances this time around.

The stopper told the club's website: "I have happy memories of going to Stamford Bridge. For a goalkeeper that had to be my best game there because I kept a clean sheet after many shots on targets and I made a number of saves.

"We came away with a point and it was so important for us because we were fighting relegation at that moment and at the end of the season that point was crucial for us.

"Now it is a different story and we are in a good position in the table and now we are playing for other things. We are a different team and we have the chance to beat them and I think it will be a very good game on Saturday."

That performance two years ago was perhaps the pick of Adrian's 98 appearances for the club since he joined from Real Betis in the summer of 2013.

Since establishing himself as the club's number one at the end of his first season in England, the 29-year-old has missed just three Premier League matches in nearly two years, those coming as an enforced absence after he was sent off against Leicester City in August.

Meanwhile, West Ham can potentially move into the Premier League top four with victory at the home of the defending champions later today.

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