Matt Jarvis wants West Ham United to emulate their 'incredible' victory over Chelsea a year ago by downing the Blues again on Saturday.

The Hammers roared back from a goal down to defeat their west London rivals 3-1 in December 2012. Twelve months on, the No7 believes he and his team-mates can score another eye-catching Barclays Premier League victory over Chelsea.

Having found himself on the bench in recent weeks, the England winger is also hoping to play a central role in this weekend's mouth-watering London derby.

"I think beating Chelsea was the highlight of last season really, being at home, getting a fantastic win and it was just a really good time for us, just before Christmas," Jarvis confirmed. "It was fantastic for the fans and for us.

"It was incredible. We came out second half, played some fantastic football and dominated the game really. We scored three goals.

"I certainly enjoyed the game. Mo Diame came off the bench and was superb, but I think the whole team played well and we really dominated the second half."

For Jarvis, last season's superb victory - West Ham's Team Performance of the Season - was not the first time he has enjoyed success against the Blues.

During his time at former club Wolverhampton Wanderers, the 27-year-old was part of the side that defeated Chelsea 1-0 in the Premier League at Molineux in January 2011.

When asked what the secret of overcoming Roman Abramovich's expensively-assembled team is, Jarvis' own theory is a clear and simple one - play well!

"You have got to be on song and playing your best football. You have to make sure that in every position you are beating your opponent and hoping that they are not having as good a day as normal."

In recent weeks, Newcastle United and West Bromwich Albion have both played well against Chelsea. The Magpies beat Jose Mourinho's side 2-0 at St James' Park, while only a disputed added-time penalty denied the Baggies a famous victory at Stamford Bridge.

"I think there is always a chance you can beat them. We did it last year. It has shown already in the league that everyone is beating everyone. No one has been dominant at the moment, so hopefully we can show the qualities we did last year and get a good result."

Jarvis is desperate to show his own quality, having found himself out of Sam Allardyce's starting XI in recent matches.

An automatic starter last season, the wideman admitted he has not hit the targets he set himself at the start of the 2013/14 campaign.

Two factors Jarvis certainly is not blaming for his lack of goals and assists is the absence of the injured Andy Carroll and the 4-6-0 formation the Hammers have favoured in their past five league matches.

"Of course, you understand why you are not playing, but it is frustrating and you want to play every game. You have to work hard and make sure when you get the chance that you can take it.

"I think it has been tough. I have been hoping to pick up more goals myself when we have not been playing with a main striker. We have been having a lot of midfielders getting in the box, so that when we do deliver a cross we still have two or three in the box, which is always great for a wide man, but unfortunately we have just not been able to convert the chances.

"You are used to seeing a big man [in the penalty area], but we have still been able to get players in the box. When we look at the reviews of the games you can see there are players getting into the box so that is not really a problem."

While many players enjoy the break afforded them by international football, Jarvis has played twice since West Ham were beaten at Norwich City on 9 November, scoring twice in a friendly victory over former club Gillingham.

"You have to be confident in yourself. I have had a good international break, played two friendly games and I feel good and if called upon I am ready to play on Saturday.

"It is not the same as the Premier League but it is good to get two run-outs to improve your fitness and sharpness and be ready if called upon."

Whether or not he is called upon, Jarvis hopes to be celebrating another famous victory over Chelsea come Saturday evening.

"We are at home, we have our fan base behind us, we need a good result and so hopefully we can get one."