Post Christmas, things have not gone so well for Sam Allardyce and West Ham United.
Their season that started off so brightly has certainly not delivered in recent weeks and after their FA Cup exit, things have gone from bad to worse.
The Hammers are now facing the possibility of seeing their season collapse in a rather unsavoury manner, with the fans turning on the manager and hopes of a top six finish fading fast.
Luckily for the east London club, they have the chance to get straight back to winning ways following their defeat against Crystal Palace and here are five reasons a win for the club when they face Chelsea is essential.
Click on manager Sam Allardyce to see why we think the Hammers simply have to beat Jose Mourinho’s men.
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