By Matt Farr
Goalkeeper Darren Randolph claims that West Ham need to stick to their gameplan and get a bit of luck to beat Chelsea at the London Stadium on Monday night.
West Ham face the tough task of beating the Premier League leaders, who have tasted defeat just three times in the league this season.
But the Hammers ace, who has made 15 league appearances this term, revealed to the Daily Star that he was confident that his side could claim all three points.
Randolph was an important part of the side that beat Chelsea earlier on during the campaign, sealing a priceless 2-1 victory over the Blues in the EFL Cup fourth round in October.
The 29-year-old firmly believes West Ham can beat Chelsea again, and insisted that they must stay compact and stick to their gameplan.
He told the Star: “We need to stay compact, stick to our gameplan and against the big teams we need a bit of luck.
“It’s going to be the same on Monday.”
West Ham are in reasonable form heading into the tie, having suffered just three defeats from their last ten matches. They are currently unbeaten in three.
Chelsea, meanwhile, have lost just once in the league since the defeat to Arsenal in September, a run of form that has earned them a comfortable seven point lead at the top of the table.
But despite all its success this season, Antonio Conte’s 3-4-3 can be exploited, and Randolph hopes that West Ham can do that on Monday.
The Hammers can move up to ninth with a win, jumping above Southampton and Stoke to within four points of eighth-placed West Brom.
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