Frank Lampard faces one of his former employers on Monday when Chelsea host West Ham in a London derby at Stamford Bridge.
The Hammers are enjoying a stellar start to the Premier League campaign, sitting just one point and one place behind Lampard’s side in the standings in seventh spot heading into Monday’s game.
A win for Chelsea will give them a four-point cushion to their London rivals but a win for the Hammers will see them leapfrog the Blues in the table.
Lampard joined Chelsea as a player in 2001 from West Ham for £11million and went on to win three Premier League titles, four FA Cups, two League Cups, a Europa League title and also the big one, the Champions League, in west London.
West Ham are going well under David Moyes so far in 2020/21 having managed to avoid relegation last season after lockdown with an impressive end to the campaign, something they have managed to build on this season having lost only four of their opening 13 games under the Scot.
Moyes has built on a strength with set pieces in his squad as well which has seen them have a much better campaign than many observers had expected with Moyes side playing six of last season’s top eight in their first nine matches of the season.