Football works in mysterious ways.

The Chelsea result was the performance that West Ham fans needed. Every player giving 110%, performing as a unit and playing for the badge rather than the name on the back of the shirt.

But could the win be a curse in disguise? Will it buy Pellegrini more time, and see performances slump back to what we’re used to? Or will this see Pellegrini and Co. turn a corner and get some positive results back-to-back?

Saturday saw Pellegrini finally make some tactical changes in both the lineup and positional play, and at face value looked at one step forwards but two steps back.

Whilst the inclusion of David Martin was an obvious change, the movement of Anderson to a central role finally looked like progression for the team, but the dropping of Haller was a strange one.

With Antonio back to full fitness, it finally looked as if Haller had a strike partner, but only time will tell to see if they will ever compliment each other.

The midweek fixture begins the December fixture overhaul, so expect to see a fair bit of rotation within the side over the coming weeks.

Here is the predicted XI for the game against Wolves: