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The Premier League tie at London Stadium on Wednesday sees home side West Ham United
do battle with Chelsea
. For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for West Ham United v Chelsea, scroll down including the latest game odds.
West Ham United
West Ham United will be looking for an improved result here after a 2-0 Premier League loss in their previous game against Tottenham Hotspur. In that match, West Ham United managed 36% possession and 10 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. The only player to score for West Ham United was Tomáš Souček (64' Own goal). At the other end, Tottenham Hotspur got 15 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. Harry Kane (82') was the scorer for Tottenham Hotspur.
It’s been all too rare in recent games that West Ham United have kept a clean sheet. In fact, The Hammers have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 matches, letting in 11 goals on the way.
Chelsea will go into this match following a 0-1 FA Cup win over Leicester City in their most recent game.
In that match, Chelsea had 53% possession and 8 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Chelsea was Ross Barkley (63'). At the other end, Leicester City had 10 attempts at goal with 3 on target.
Over the course of their last six outings, Chelsea have bagged a tally of 13 goals. The Blues have also managed to score in every single one of those games. During those fixtures, they have seen 4 goals scored by their opponents. That aside, we will just have to wait and see if such a trend might persist here in this game.
Taking a look at their past results, Chelsea:
- haven't beaten West Ham United in away games against them for the last 2 league matches.
- are unbeaten in their last 3 away league matches.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head duels dating back to 06/03/2017, both clubs have shared the honours with West Ham United winning 2 of those games, Chelsea 2 and 2 being drawn in regulation time.
An aggregate of 9 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 4 of them for The Hammers and 5 being from The Blues. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 1.5.
The last league clash featuring these sides was Premier League match day 14 on 30/11/2019 which ended up with the score at Chelsea 0-1 West Ham United. That day, Chelsea had 65% possession and 19 shots on goal with 6 on target. For their opponents, West Ham United got 5 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. Aaron Cresswell (48') was the scorer. The referee was Jonathan Moss.
Team News: West Ham United
West Ham United manager David Moyes has no fitness worries whatsoever before this game owing to a completely healthy squad available to choose from.
Team News: Chelsea
Thanks to a largely full-strength group of players, there’s just the one fitness problem for the Chelsea boss Frank Lampard to contend with. Marco van Ginkel (Knee Injury) won’t be in action.
We’ve got the feeling that West Ham United could find themselves up against it to score goals against this Chelsea outfit who should be able to grind out a win. We’re therefore anticipating a very competitive encounter with a 0-1 victory for Chelsea at the end of this game. We’re expecting it to be that close.
🏟️ Team Focus:
West Ham United
Stadium: London Stadium (57,000)
Captain: Mark Noble
Chairman: David Sullivan & David Gold
Manager: David Moyes
Competitions: Premier League position 17
⭐ Key Man: Sébastien Haller
Normally taking to the field in the Striker position, Sébastien Haller was born in Ris Orangis, France. After making a first senior appearance for AJ Auxerre in the 2012 - 2013 season, the accomplished Forward has struck 7 league goals in this Premier League 2019 - 2020 season to date in 27 appearances.