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Saturday 23 November Updated Wednesday 18 February

Diame inspired by Chelsea memories

West Ham United's players do not have to look too far for inspiration as they contemplate the challenge of facing Chelsea on Saturday.

Almost a year to the day ago they defeated the Blues 3-1 at the Boleyn Ground, having trailed at the break to a Juan Mata goal.

One of the goalscorers that afternoon was Mo Diame, and with his strike - which gave the Hammers the lead with just four minutes to go - ranking as a career highlight for the 26-year-old, he would love to sample more of the same this time around.

"I will remember that goal all my life," he beamed. "Last year's game against them is a good memory for me but this is a different match now and we need to be prepared to win this game.

"We're playing at home and we need to get three points, we are in a bad situation at the moment and hopefully we can do the job on Saturday to go back towards the top half of the table.

"Of course when you play the top four you have a lot of motivation to show the people how you can play football.

"The supporters are always behind the team, we just need to take our chances and work hard because it is going to be a difficult game."

Diame was afforded a look around the Olympic Stadium this week, along with teammates Kevin Nolan, Mark Noble and Joe Cole, and Vice-Chairman Karren Brady, as work to transform the venue to a football stadium continues apace.

He is looking ahead to a bright future with the Hammers as they build towards the move.

"It will be very, very exciting to start to play there," he added.

"You can see it's a very big Stadium and it's going to be a very big step for West Ham United.

"I'm still young. At the moment I have one year more but I hope to have more with West Ham. I hope to be here when West Ham play there and in front of the West Ham fans as well."

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