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A look ahead to this weekend's fixture at Upton Park

Chelsea's John Obi Mikel (left) holds off West Ham captain Kevin Nolan

Chelsea 0 West Ham 0 match report: Blues slip up in Premier League title race after being held by stubborn Hammers

Mourinho's side could have moved up to second place with a win

Liverpool saw Steven Gerrard limp off in the second half during the 4-1 win over West Ham

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Captain Steven Gerrard is out with a hamstring injury

Luis Suarez celebrates after scoring against West Ham for Liverpool

Liverpool 4 West Ham 1: Brendan Rodgers 'can't put a price' on striker Luis Suarez after he proves his value to Reds yet again

Suarez followed his four goals up against Norwich midweek with another strike against the Hammers

Marouane Chamakh finally finds the back of the net for Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace 1 West Ham United 0 match report: Rare Marouane Chamakh goal gives Tony Pulis home take-off

Striker's first goal in 11 games sees Eagles soar off bottom of table

Romelu Lukaku scored for Everton against West Ham

West Ham United 2 Everton 3 match report: Leighton Baines and Ravel Morrison entertain Roy Hodgson while Romelu Lukaku steals the show

Two free-kicks from Baines set-up a dramatic finish after Morrison and Mark Noble has scored for the Hammers before the latter was sent-off

Carlton Cole in action for West Ham against Reading earlier in the season

Transfer news: Carlton Cole return to West Ham collapses after striker fails to prove fitness

The striker's contract expired in the summer after seven years at Upton Park

Newcastle owner Mike Ashley and Derek Llambias

Derek Llambias resigns as managing director of Newcastle following appointment of Joe Kinnear

Llambias polarised opinions of the club's fans during his time at St James' Park

Kevin Nolan

West Ham v Reading: Premier League match preview

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Kevin Nolan: The West Ham captain could come back to haunt his former club

Inexperienced buys to blame for Newcastle's form, claims Alan Pardew

Manager wants review of transfer policy as Newcastle face his old club West Ham

Andy Carroll

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez has respect for qualities of West Ham striker Andy Carroll

The on-loan Liverpool striker has been showing good form in recent games

West Ham United 3 West Bromwich Albion 1 match report: West Ham feel safe as Andy Carroll comes good

All of a sudden, things are looking a lot more comfortable for West Ham. To go with their stadium move and new home, they now have a much more secure standing in the table. This fine win over West Bromwich moves them up to 11th. And, six points clear of the relegation zone, Sam Allardyce's side have surely made certain of safety.

West Ham United v West Brom: Joey O'Brien thinks Olympic Stadium makes Hammers a more attractive prospect

Joey O'Brien thinks Sam Allardyce will be able to attract some of the best players in the world to West Ham now that they have been handed the keys to the Olympic Stadium.

Wilfried Bony

West Ham and Fulham in battle for £15m-rated striker Wilfried Bony

Ivory Coast international attracting interest from the London clubs

Fulham manager Martin Jol

Martin Jol confident Fulham can beat West Ham tonight

Fulham manager knows the need to pick up home points

Adam Johnson celebrates his side's second goal

Match Report: David Vaughan puts Sunderland on easy street as West Ham fail to impress

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