Jacobsen ready if required

Lars Jacobsen may only have had two days training with West Ham United but the right-back would relish the chance to line up against Chelsea this afternoon.

The Denmark international - fresh from a strong showing on midweek UEFA Euro 2012 duty at home to Iceland - was part of the Everton side beaten 2-1 by Chelsea in the 2009 FA Cup final at Wembley. It was a terrific experience but he would love to put that right and make it a potential dream debut for his new club.

"The FA Cup final was unbelievable, I played the second half and loved it. We didn't get the result but it was a very big game for me to get the chance to play at Wembley in front of those fans. It would be nice to get some revenge, but more importantly we need the points. It would be very nice way to start."

Having not had much time with his new colleagues, Jacobsen accepts that the manager may not employ his services straight away - much as he cannot wait to don the claret and blue.

"I hope to play, of course, but. I am not the type of guy that turns up and expects to play. Getting selected comes with hard work and playing well when you get the chance. I am hoping the manager will see that but I know I have to prove myself, work hard and be professional.

"It would be terrific to play against Chelsea. They are a strong team but that is the Premier League, every game is tough. It is up to the manager. I won't have any expectations. I will train my best and see how it goes."

In all eight new signings have arrived at the club and the experienced Jacobsen said time was required before all would click. "It is always a bit difficult to get into a new groove and of course it will be like that for everyone. We need to settle in and get used to the manager's style and get used to the environment at the club."