After the recent boring international break, the real football returned yesterday. More importantly, Chelsea travelled across London to Upton Park for an East versus West clash. We were looking to continue our 100% record, whilst West Ham, were still pointless – in fact, is there any point to West Ham anyway? The earlier clash between Everton and our main rivals Manchester United had ended 3-3, so any win would have put us four points ahead. For the full official report on the match, click on West Ham United 1-3 Chelsea. Two goals from Michael Essien were sandwiched between a Salomon Kalou goal after another blunder by Robert Green. Former Chelsea old boy, Scott Parker, managed to grab a late consolation goal for the Hammers.

Carlo gave his reaction after our 1-3 victory by praising two-goal hero Michael Essien. Carlo said that Essien is one of the best midfield players in the world and went on to say how happy he is that Essien is back after his injury, which kept him out for a lot of last season. Who can possibly dispute that? For the official post-match reaction, click on Marvellous Michael.

After last years disappointment at losing to Inter Milan in the Champions League, our 2010/11 campaign begins again this Wednesday when we travel to Slovakia for the visit to MŠK Žilina. Carlo, in the build up to the game, has said that the pressure to win the Champions League is no more than winning the Premiership and he likes to put himself under pressure. For a great insight to what Carlo had to say, definitely read the link Ancelotti: No Pressure In Europe.

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