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Thursday 8 December 2016

Bilic to light home fires

Bilic
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Slaven Bilic has told West Ham to stop treating home games like basketball matches.

The Hammers have picked up just one win at Upton Park this season but made it four on the road on Saturday when they added Crystal Palace to the scalps of Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City.

They host Chelsea next weekend with boss Bilic urging his side to show the same patience they do away from home, rather than play as if they have a time limit in which to shoot.

"We don't say 'away we are going to play like this, and at home we are going to play like this'," he said. "But sometimes you have to change.

"At home sometimes we are playing like it's basketball and you have a limit of 24 seconds to finish your move, and you are forcing the situation too early. Away we are a little bit more patient, but at home not patient enough."

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