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West Ham 'lose Andy Carroll red card appeal'

West Ham have failed with a challenge to the Football Association's decision to uphold Andy Carroll's three-match suspension, according to the Press Association.

An independent arbitral tribunal on Friday rejected West Ham's case, and Carroll's ban takes immediate effect.

West Ham's Andy Carroll (left) gets a red card after a challenge with Swansea's Chico Flores. Credit: PA

West Ham are unhappy that the England striker's ban - a consequence of being sent off against Swansea last week after an altercation with defender Chico Flores - was not overturned by the FA, and took the case to tribunal in the pursuit of what manager Sam Allardyce claimed was "justice".

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Jose Mourinho should have brought 'Black & Decker' drill to break down West Ham's wall

The only (other) thing I could bring was a Black and Decker (tool) to destroy the wall.

Jose Mourinho pointed to time-wasting and aimless long balls to illustrate his point, which he had made to Allardyce after the game.

He was laughing. He takes the point. After that he's a happy man and I'm a sad guy.

– Jose Mourinho, Chelsea Manager

Jose Mourinho accuses West Ham of playing '19th century football'

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho accused West Ham of playing 19th century football after a frustrating goalless draw at Stamford Bridge saw his side slip three points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho on the touchline last night Credit: Press Association

Speaking after the game, Jose Mourinho said: "A football match is about two teams playing and this match was only one team playing and another team not playing.

"I told Big Sam and I repeat my words: They need points and, because they need points, to come here and play the way they did, is it acceptable? Maybe, yes. I cannot be too critical, because if I was in his position I don't know if I would do the same. Maybe.

"At the same time I told also this is not Premier League, this is not the best league in the world, this is football from the 19th century."


Mohamed Salah not available as Chelsea prepare to face West Ham

Mohamed Salah is not yet available as Chelsea take on West Ham in the Barclays Premier League tomorrow. The Egypt forward's signing was confirmed Sunday. But he has not yet arrived in England to join a squad. Fernando Torres and midfielder Marco van Ginkel are the only injury absentees.

Mohamed Salah

Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho, says Demba Ba could be given a rare start up front in place of Samuel Eto'o. The provisional squad is:

Cech, Ivanovic, Cole, Luiz, Ramires, Lampard, Oscar, Mikel, Schurrle, Hazard, Ba, Willian, Matic, Schwarzer, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Eto'o, Blackman, Kalas.

Carlton Cole could walk out and sign a lucrative deal

by Rags Martel: ITV London reporter

Carlton Cole's contract has run out today leaving him free to leave West Ham. It means the striker is a free agent. He could walk out and sign a lucrative deal with a different club.

West Ham are now in talks with the striker about the possibility of extending his contract today.

West Ham United Carlton Cole seen with Matthew Taylor Credit: Press Association

There were reports the club mistakenly thought Cole's contract was up at the end of the week but West Ham say they knew his contract expired today.

The Hammers need strikers to avoid relegation. Cole scored on Saturday giving West Ham a much needed win. But this is an extra headache Sam Allardyce didn't need.

West Ham try to extend Carlton Cole's contract after it expires

by Rags Martel: ITV London reporter

The contract of West Ham's Carlton Cole expired today which means he is now a free agent. The club is trying to extend it before he walks on a free transfer.

West Ham's Carlton Cole Credit: Press Association

Read more: West Ham thought Carlton Cole's contract ran out at the end of the week

West Ham: Carroll could return

Sam Allardyce will give Andy Carroll as much time as possible to prove his fitness ahead of Saturday's Barclays Premier League clash with Cardiff.

West Ham's record signing has yet to play this season due to a foot injury but could play some part in south Wales as the Hammers look to improve on 19th place in the table.

Loanee Roger Johnson will make his league debut with fellow defenders James Collins (groin) and Winston Reid (ankle) still absent and Joey O'Brien sidelined after taking a knock in midweek. Captain Kevin Nolan is suspended and Ricardo Vaz Te (shoulder) also misses out.

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