London derbies are plentiful across each Premier League season, but that doesn’t mean they’re in any way dull. This evening we have West Ham hosting Chelsea to look forward to, and with both teams in need of a win for different reasons, there’s sure to be more than just local pride at stake in the Hammers’ back yard.
Indeed, the Irons beat the Blues in the EFL Cup at the London Stadium earlier in the season so they will be full of confidence heading into this evening’s match-up, and with Andy Carroll available this time they may well have the scent of blood stronger than ever in their nostrils.
The big England international is a danger in the air, and with Chelsea having struggled to cope with crosses into the box on a few notable occasions in recent times – Spurs and Liverpool away spring to mind – the giant Geordie is likely to be a huge (literally and metaphorically) threat.
Well, that’s what 80% of those who voted in our poll earlier think…