Diamanti determined

Alessandro Diamanti is sure everyone at West Ham United remains positive ahead of the visit of Chelsea to the Boleyn Ground.

The Italian forward scored his first goal from open play for the club in midweek at Bolton Wanderers and is determined to concentrate on the plus points. Although disappointed by the final outcome on Tuesday, Diamanti has already switched his focus to Sunday's match with fellow Italian Carlo Ancelotti's side.

"One of my main points is to always be positive and I will always be," Diamanti said. "We are in a difficult situation at the moment but we always need to stay positive. It would be good to beat Chelsea. Straight after the Bolton game we were already concentrating on this to try and get a result against them."

For the second time in three days, the travelling claret and blue army were in superb voice at the Reebok Stadium and Diamanti said not being able to reward that support with results just added to the players' frustration.

"It is vital that the fans keep supporting us in this difficult moment. They have been fantastic in the last two games. They came to the Bolton game in numbers and they have been fantastic for us lately."

Diamanti's goal had levelled the match at Bolton, only for the hosts to score two late goals to seal a 3-1 win. It meant there were certainly no smiles or celebrations from the popular 26-year-old, who has settled in quickly into life in London.

"I'm only happy when the team does well, when the team wins games. We are sorry to see the situation as at 1-1 we looked on the rise. We need to accept that and get back to working as hard as we can and even harder after if possible as we need to put things right."