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Moyes: Wonderful Chelsea gives us a target


during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Chelsea at London Stadium on December 9, 2017 in London, England.

Richard Heathcote

David Moyes put a proverbial feather in his cap, then aimed his hopes higher.

West Ham’s an ambitious club, at least from its recent spending, and its new manager is on board with the idea.

[ RECAP: West Ham 1-0 Chelsea ]

Not to get ahead of himself, but Moyes is taking cues from the team he knocked off Saturday morning at the London Stadium.

And the fixture congestion that seemed destined to keep West Ham bottom of the table come Christmas sure looks like a blessing after two fine, confidence-building performances. From the BBC:

“We got a big boost from the performance at Manchester City, that was something we could talk about positively, and we do have the players to threaten in attack once we get the back end sorted out.

“I would like to play like Chelsea - some of their football was stunning. I hope my team in the future here at West Ham will play like that.”

West Ham is now a point back of safety, pending the weekend’s result for West Brom, and will be feeling its attacking quality and improved form will make better footing in the table only a matter of time.

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