Vital Football

Latest West Ham United News

Gabbidon Back In Defence?

Gabbidon Back In Defence?

WEST HAM (from): Carroll, Dailly, Ferdinand, Gabbidon, Collins, Konchesky, Bellion, Reo-Coker, Mullins, Fletcher, Etherington, Harewood, Zamora, Aliadiere, Newton, Clarke, Hislop, Stokes, Noble, Repka.

CHELSEA (from): Cech, Cudicini, Geremi, Ferreira, Gallas, Carvalho, Terry, Del Horno, Lampard, Essien, Makelele, Gudjohnsen, Drogba, Robben, Duff, C Cole, Crespo, Huth, Wright-Phillips, Johnson.

West Ham could have defenders Danny Gabbidon and Tomas Repka back from injury.

However, striker Bobby Zamora (hamstring) is a doubt, while veteran Teddy Sheringham (calf) is still not fully recovered.

Midfielder Yossi Benayoun, fit again following a groin problem, came off the bench in Saturday's defeat at Charlton, and may be in contention to start.

Chelsea will be without suspended England midfielder Joe Cole for the trip to his former club West Ham.

Damien Duff, left out of the squad for the win over Birmingham, will replace him with Didier Drogba given the striking role ahead of Hernan Crespo as coach Jose Mourinho continues to rotate his strikers over the holiday programme.

Claude Makelele, who started the Birmingham game as a substitute, will return the midfield anchorman role with Eidur Gudjohnsen or Michael Essien stepping down to accommodate him.

Register on this site via the drop down menu and leave feedback to this story below or click here to join in the debates on the forum.

Go on, get vitalled!

Date:Monday January 2 2006
Time: 9:21AM

Login to post a comment

Recent West Ham United Articles

One Week On From That Day

It`s a week since our fine club hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons.

Who Makes Southgate's Squad For March

England manager Gareth Southgate has now confirmed his squad for the upcoming games in the month of March.

Noble Won`t Face Action After Grappling with a Fan

The sight of Mark Noble grappling with a pitch invader kind of summed up the madness of Saturday.

Gold Left in Tears After Fans Actions

The events of Saturday afternoon continue as you`d expect, this Monday morning, to generate column inches.

West Ham United Archived Articles

Vital West Ham articles from

Site Journalists

Editor email

Current Poll (see more polls)

Can the Move to the London Stadium Be Made to Work?
Suggested By: rossy
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent West Ham United Results (view all)

West Ham United Fixtures

Write for Vital Football