West Ham boss Slaven Bilic is looking forward to the clash against Chelsea, saying the fixture comes at the right time.
Bilic has impressed with West Ham in the opening stages of the season, guiding the club to fourth on the log, after impressive wins against Arsenal, City and Liverpool.
While Chelsea have had a disappointing start to the season and currently sit 12th on the log, after recording just three wins from 9 matches.
“This is a good time to play Chelsea, but they need to have a few good results,” Bilic said in Thursday’s news conference.
“Chelsea looked sharp against [Dynamo] Kiev and I watched the game [a 0-0 Champions League draw]. I was not happy afterwards because they looked really good as a team.
“It is a big challenge for us and a big test. It is not me against [Jose] Mourinho, it is West Ham against Chelsea.
“They are the champions and he is the best manager around. I am looking forward to it.
“I know Mourinho’s team are always hungry and no-one expected them to be where they are now. Sometimes that happens in football.
“I have watched all their games. If there was something major wrong he would be the first to change it. I see them finishing in top four.”