Whenever Big Sam leaves a club in good shape, they fail to build on his success and quickly succumb to relegation

West Ham midfielder Joe Cole could force through a January move away form the club after his early substitution in the defeat to Chelsea

Joe Cole could seek West Ham exit in January after being hauled off early during defeat to Chelsea

Cole was visibly fuming when he was replaced after 40 minutes in the 3-0 defeat to his former club

Frank Lampard celebrates after scoring from the penalty spot

West Ham 0 Chelsea 3: Sam Allardyce concerned as 'a bit of fear' creeps into his side

The Hammers were easily beaten by Chelsea

The Sport Matrix: Monday 25 November 2013

Moyes rues late Cardiff equaliser

Frank Lampard of Chelsea scores the opening goal from the penalty spot

Frank Lampard wants Chelsea to show title credentials

Frank Lampard ended his worst Barclays Premier League goalscoring run in a decade at his former club before calling on Chelsea to build momentum into the new year to show their title credentials.

West Ham United 0 Chelsea 3 match report: Frank Lampard hammers his former club

England midfielder celebrates two goals as Chelsea stroll to victory in one-sided London derby

Roberto Martinez has fired off another warning to Manchester United after telling them they are wasting their time over Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini pursuit

Everton v Liverpool: Roberto Martinez calls on Everton to play with their heads, not hearts, during Merseyside derby

The sides meet at Goodison in the early kick off on Saturday

Fernando Torres celebrates scoring the winning goal for Chelsea against Manchester City

West Ham v Chelsea: Fernando Torres could return as Blues look to halt two-game winless run

The Spain international has been out for a few weeks

Carlton Cole in action for West Ham against Reading

West Ham confirm return of striker Carlton Cole

Cole has re-signed on a three-month contract

Transfer news: Robert Lewandowski rejects talk of having agreed to join Bayern Munich and admits he wants to play in England

His current club could look to sell the Polish striker in January although the current Champions League holders remain favourites to sign the 25-year-old

Ravel Morrison salutes the West Ham fans after scoring against Tottenham

How the career of Ravel Morrison was saved - and why he had to leave Manchester United

As his stunning goal at Spurs showed, the young West Ham midfielder has talent aplenty, but, writes Jack Pitt-Brooke, it took a loan move to Birmingham for his attitude to finally improve

A view of the game between Tottenham and West Ham

Tottenham supporter arrested for using the word 'Yid' is released on bail

The fan was arrested at half-time in the match between Spurs and West Ham

Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas watches on

Tottenham challenged to respond by Andre Villas-Boas after humbling defeat to West Ham and Ravel Morrison's strike

Spurs were booed off the field by their fans after Hammers secured their first win at White Hart Lane since 1999

Sam Allardyce says any West Ham fans who chant anti-Semitic abuse towards Tottenham fans will face the full wrath of the law

Sam Allardyce wants any West Ham fans who chant anti-Semitic abuse at Tottenham to feel the full wrath of the law as 'Yid' debate rages on

The Metropolitan Police have confirmed that anyone using the word on Sunday faces arrest in what will be the Hammers first visit to White Hart Lane since sickening chants from a group of away fans last November

Jermain Defoe scores the opener for Spurs – his seventh goal in just four starts this season

Tottenham v West Ham: Andre Villas-Boas confident Spurs can recover after Europa League exploits

The north London club were playing in Russia on Thursday

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West Ham must not panic over slow start to the season, says Kevin Nolan

The Hammers have won just one of their opening six fixtures

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