Jarvis: West Ham worked extremely hard to beat Stoke

The 26-year-old has hailed the Hammers' performance during a "tough" visit to the Britannia Stadium and is hoping for a repeat result against Chelsea next weekend
West Ham midfielder Matt Jarvis has expressed delight following his side's away victory over Stoke, describing the Britannia Stadium as a "tough" place to visit.

The Hammers had failed to earn a win in nine consecutive away games in all competitions prior to their trip to face Tony Pulis' side, but snatched the three points thanks to a last-gasp Jack Collison goal.

And the former Wolves wideman has hailed his team-mates' work ethic as the reason behind their narrow win over the Potters.

“Stoke is always a tough place to go and we all had to work extremely hard to pick up the three points," Jarvis told the club’s official website.

"It's been hard for us on the road but we did extremely well and came away with the win.

"Obviously it was disappointing to lose two players early in the game [the injured Joe Cole and Matt Taylor] but the two players who came on made a massive impact in the game - one, Ricardo Vaz Te, set up the goal and the other one, Jack Collison, scored!

"We knew Stoke's strengths and we had to really concentrate and work hard to stop any set pieces or long throws into the box and make sure we were positive in the way we approached the game and when we attacked. We also had to make sure that when we had a chance, we punished them.”

The Englishman hopes to see Sam Allardyce's men capitalise on that confidence-boosting result when they face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge next weekend.

"First things first, we want to make sure we guarantee our safety. Once we've done that, then we're going to push on and look how far we can go,” he continued.

"It's always going to be a very tough game away at Stamford Bridge, but I'm sure we'll have this weekend off and be prepared to go there and put in another good performance and hopefully get a good result."