By Danny Wright
Winston Reid believes that West Ham can pull off a shock win over Chelsea if the fans get behind the team on Monday night.
The Hammers have already beaten the Premier League leaders this season when Cheikhou Kouyate and Edimilson Fernandes scored in a 2-1 victory in the League Cup.
The New Zealand international has now called on the club’s supporters to give the players a helping hand in the all-London clash but admitted that they will be in for a hard game against the visitors.
“They are hard to score against but we put a couple of goals past them at home and we put one past them away,” said Reid to the London Evening Standard.
“We’ll be at home and hopefully we’ll have a good crowd so we will have a go at them and see if we can win the game.
“They aren’t leading the league for fun – they’ve been scoring goals left, right and centre and conceding very few. It’s going to be tough.”
Reid has made 29 appearances in all competitions for West Ham this season and has scored two goals, both of which came in the league.
The 28-year-old is likely to make his 197th appearance for the club on Monday after signing from Danish club FC Midtjylland in 2010.
After drawing their last two matches against West Bromwich Albion and Watford, the Hammers are on 33 points and can climb above Southampton and Stoke if they can beat Antonio Conte’s side.
A win for Chelsea would see them move 10 points clear of second-placed Tottenham.
The east London club have only won one of their last eight league meetings with Chelsea which was a 2-1 victory at Upton Park in 2015.
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