Premier League 2020-21
Chelsea F.C. vs. West Ham United F.C. – Tue, 22nd December
Chelsea F.C. vs. West Ham United F.C. Match Prediction:
Chelsea FC will play host to West Ham United F.C. on Tuesday at the Stamford Bridge in the Premier League clash. This London Derby is crucial for Chelsea FC after losing back to back consecutive games following a 17 match winning streak.
A 1-0 chastening at Everton finished their streak before Wolves came back from late to beat them 2-1 in midweek. As a result, Chelsea has skidded to eighth place in points table of Premier League, nine points away from containers Liverpool.
West Ham United are, in fact, right behindhand Chelsea with 21 points. The Hammers enter this game with three victories and a draw from their last five games. Today match prediction claims Chelsea will have their chore cut out once again. Match tips also say West Ham United will also take assurance from the last time these two teams met at the Stamford Bridge when a hard-earned 1-0 win descended the Blues.
Head to head, Chelsea has won an incredible 50 times against West Ham, while their rivals have achieved 42 victories. At the same time, only 22 games have finished as draws. West Ham United, who won both legs of the same games last edition, betting tips say they are looking for three successive wins against The Blues for the first time since 1974.
Chelsea recent form guide: L-L-W-D-W
West Ham recent form guide: D-W-L-W-W
Home ground luxuries and the likely participation of attacker Hakim Ziyech at some point in the match, if not from the start, should see The Blues return to winning ways as per the match tips. They will, though, have to move the ball rapidly and make precarious runs inside channels due to the enormous presence of Declan Rice and Tomus Soucek of West Ham in the middle. Today match prediction foresees Chelsea FC will prove heavy over West Ham.
Chelsea FC will win this game.
The Blues are short-staffed in the forward line’s various parts, with Christian Pulisic the only renowned winger presently fully fit. The likes of midfielder Hakim Ziyech and winger Callum Hudson-Odoi are back in the drill, but they are unsure whether or not they play any part. Match tips claim Chelsea have no other new injury worries.
Having gone nine Premier League matches undefeated, betting tips claim Chelsea are now eager to avoid three consecutive defeats in the race for the first time since October/November 2015.
Winger Arthur Masuaku’s knee wound is a severe blow for West Ham United, as they will fail the full-back’s aggressive style as we advance. Michail Antonio is huge additional uncertainty after having missed out on the side’s last three matches, while centre back Fabian Balbuena is most likely out with a hit as per the betting tips. West Ham has gained three of their six away league games, drawn at Tottenham and lost at Liverpool and Arsenal.
Chelsea predicted XI: Edouard Mendy; Mason Mount; Christian Pulisic, Mateo Kovacic, N’Golo Kante, Reece James, Kurt Zouma, Thiago Silva, Ben Chilwell; Olivier Giroud, Hakim Ziyech.
West Ham United predicted XI: Lucasz Fabianski; Tomas Soucek; Aaron Cresswell; Declan Rice, Robert Snodgrass, Vladimir Coufal, Issa Diop, Angelo Ogbonna, Said Benrahma, Pablo Fornals; Sebastian Haller.