Chelsea boss Frank Lampard addressed the media during his pre-match press conference today, and responded when asked whether he is surprised to see West Ham down in 17th position in the Premier League table, as quoted by Football.London.

The Hammers are bang in real trouble. Manuel Pellegrini’s men sit just three points clear of the drop zone. So much for challenging for the European places.

West Ham are all over the place on the pitch, and morale amongst the players seems to be at an all-time low.

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Manuel Pellegrini (Photo by Arfa Griffiths/West Ham United FC via Getty Images)

The last thing they would have wanted now is a trip to Chelsea. But regardless, that’s what they have to deal with.

Before the season started, there surely would not have been many people who predicted that the Hammers would be near the bottom of the table at this stage of the campaign.

 

Frank Lampard spoke to reporters today, and delivered his verdict on West Ham’s current situation, as quoted by Football.London:

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Frank Lampard (Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images)

“In the Premier League it’s very difficult to make judgements at the start of the season. Practically every game in the Premier League is difficult. So I wouldn’t say I’m surprised either way, it’s a tough league.”

Chelsea have been really impressive this season. So West Ham will have to be on their very best form, if they are to beat the Blues.

Lampard is a hate-figure amongst the Hammers fans. And there is nothing he would like more than piling more pressure on his former club.

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