By Darren Plant, Reporter Filed: Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 13:53 UK Last Updated: Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 13:54 UK
West Ham United host Chelsea on Saturday as they look to condemn their London rivals to a seventh Premier League game without a win. Hammers manager Sam Allardyce revealed after Wednesday’s 1-0 defeat to Manchester United that he was impressed with his side’s resilience and that may see him retain the same starting lineup from that game. Striker Andy Carroll was substituted after an hour against United but he is expected to keep his place in the side ahead of Carlton Cole. Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez could make several changes to the side that drew 0-0 with Fulham in midweek. Benitez has made a point about rotating players ahead of a busy December for the European champions and that could see Eden Hazard replaced by Marko Marin. John Obi Mikel may also be recalled to the side in place of Oriel Romeu.