Mo Diame believes West Ham can complete an unlikely double over Chelsea on Sunday and take another step towards guaranteed Premier League safety.
The Senegalese midfielder came off the bench to influence the Hammers’ superb 3-1 victory over Rafa Benitez’s side back in December and he now believes the win away at Stoke last weekend will give the players the confidence they need to win away from home.
He told whufc.com: “It’s about confidence, it’s eleven v eleven on the pitch whether we’re at home or away.
“I don’t know why we haven’t got better results when we’ve played away this season, so the Stoke result was very important for us and now we can look forward to the Chelsea game.”
Looking back on his match winning performance in the reverse fixture, Diame admits it remains his best moment in a West Ham shirt, but has warned his team mates that Chelsea will be eager for revenge as they continue their search for a top four finish.
“Emotionally, that was the best feeling I’ve had at West Ham. The fans were very happy and pushed the team on when Coley scored the equaliser. It was a great atmosphere and it got even better when we scored the second and third to win the game,” he added.
“Now Chelsea know what we can do, so it’s not going to be easy, but we just need to give our best and we’ll see what happens.”