Chicharito aiming to boost impressive Stoke goal record

Javier Hernandez

Chicharito is hopeful of continuing his impressive goal record against Stoke City when West Ham United travel to the bet365 Stadium on Saturday.

The Mexican striker has previously played against the Potters on nine occasions and Chicharito has boasted five goals and two assists in those matches.

David Moyes takes his West Ham side up the M6 this weekend to play Stoke, on the back of collecting four points in the last two games – against Chelsea and Arsenal respectively.

Chicharito came off the bench and almost won the game against Arsenal with a late curling effort, which crashed down off the cross-bar and onto the goal line, and the 29-year-old is hoping to boost his personal tally against the Potters should he get a chance to play.

I will do my very best, as always, and hopefully I can keep my good record against Stoke going


“I want to have minutes on the pitch, obviously,” Chicharito told “As soon as I get any minutes I will do my very best, as always, and hopefully I can keep my good record against Stoke going.

“Most importantly, we have to get the three points. It’s going to be a tough match. Both teams are fighting but we are improving. We’re getting better although we will need to score more goals to get the points.”

A tricky period, during which West Ham played three of last season’s top five in Manchester City, Arsenal and Chelsea, ended with the Hammers claiming a credible four points – the only loss coming in a gallant effort at the Etihad Stadium.

After this weekend’s contest with Stoke the Hammers take on Newcastle and West Brom at London Stadium, with a Boxing Day trip to Bournemouth sandwiched between.


All four of these opponents currently sit within just two points of the Hammers in the Premier League table, with all but Bournemouth – who sit 14th - occupying the bottom quarter of the division.

And Chicharito recognises that the next four matches against these teams, which will be played as a part of a busy festive schedule, is a crucial part of West Ham’s campaign.

“It’s a very important period now. Christmas time is always a tough part of the season with a lot of games but we want to get as many points as we can, starting against Stoke, because we want to climb up the table.”