Kevin's Disappointment

West Ham reserves were beaten 5-1 on Wednesday evening by Chelsea - just before the two clubs were drawn against each other in the Carling Cup next month.

West Ham face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the week beginning 25th October as a reward for beating Notts. County midweek, and could of course be up against ex-Hammers Frank Lampard, Joe Cole, and Glen Johnson.

The latter is the most likely to figure in the Blues' line-up, having also played for the reserves on Wednesday night.

Kevin Keen admits that the main positive to come out of the game was West Ham's consolation goal, scored by Mark Noble.

"He scored from 40 yards with a good chip to make it 3-1," he says, "but straight away they went down the other end and scored again."

Looking at the match overall, he says:

"In my opinion it was the worst performance since I became reserve team manager and I was very disappointed.

"It was even for 20 minutes but they scored on the break and of course they have good players who play decent football.

"It was an uncomfortable, disappointing evening, and we didn't perform up to standard."

Academy youngster Frank Moussa played three quarters of the game before being injured following a rash challenge.

TEAM: Reed, McClenahan, Cohen, Melville, Ward, Ferdinand, Moussa [Reid 73], Noble, Pearson, Ashikodi [Stokes 45], Bunce.

Subs: Behcet, Allen, Shaw, Reid, Wright.