We are zooming in on West Ham and Chelsea, as the duo face each other at London Stadium this coming Saturday in what surely will be an exciting Premier League clash.
A glance at the Premier League table reveals that, the current difference between the teams is 11 points and seven places.
With 30 points after 21 games, Chelsea currently rank ninth in the Premier League standings. West Ham play catch-up as they recorded 19 points in 21 matches, putting them up as 16th before their upcoming clash.
West Ham are out to avenge a disappointing loss against Chelsea in their most recent meeting. According to the bookmakers, the home side could be in for another tough ride.
West Ham have a hard time getting on the scoreboard these days, as they managed a poorly nine goals in their previous ten matches. That is an average of 0.9 goals per game, in which they conceded 14 goals, or 1.4 goals per game. Furthermore, they fought their way to two clean sheets in this run.
Chelsea average 0.6 goals a game in their last ten outing, scoring a total of six goals. They conceded an average of one per game, for a total of ten goals, whilst keeping their opponents from scoring four times.
A 2-1 win was the follow-up to a 1-0 victory, when Chelsea last faced West Ham, no doubt raising the spirits ahead of their next trip.
West Ham vs Chelsea Prediction
West Ham Form
In their last three matches, West Ham won 2-0 and 0-2 against first Everton then Derby, before drawing 1-1 against Newcastle. In their last six Premier League home matches, West Ham have three wins, while they've drawn zero and lost three. They scored eight and conceded seven goals.
Chelsea currently look solid after going three matches unbeaten. They laid the groundworks by beating Crystal Palace with a 1-0 scoreline, before settling for a point in a 0-0 draw against Liverpool. Their latest match once again had them share the points, this time in a 0-0 draw against Fulham. Chelsea came through their last six away games in the Premier League without a single win. Of those six matches, they drew three and lost three in which, they were outscored by eight goals to three.
West Ham find it tough these days to get a goal in, but Chelsea are equally lacklustre in front of goal currently, and going with under 2.5 goals in the betting market is the obvious choice.
Chelsea recorded 12 points following four wins from their last six games against teams placed among the bottom six. They scored nine goals, but also conceded six. West Ham have a record of five wins, four draws and 12 defeats in the Premier League this season. Chelsea enjoy a record of eight wins, six draws and seven defeats in the Premier League.
West Ham vs Chelsea Stats
- In the last 5 West Ham matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
- In 7 of the last 8 West Ham home matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In the last 5 West Ham matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- West Ham have scored in 10 of the last 12 home matches
- West Ham have scored in 9 of the last 11 matches
- In 26 of the last 28 Chelsea matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In 14 of the last 16 Chelsea away matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In 10 of the last 12 Chelsea matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
- In the last 3 Chelsea matches the sum of goals was under 1.5
- Chelsea have not won the last 7 away matches in a row
West Ham vs Chelsea Team News
West Ham could have six players on the injured and absent list ahead of their match at home with Chelsea this coming Saturday.
Alphonse Areola, Manuel Lanzini, Gianluca Scamacca, Vladimir Coufal, Kurt Zouma and Maxwel Cornet are all absent from the West Ham squad that faces Chelsea at London Stadium.
Chelsea could have a whole host of players on the injured and absent players for their next match, as ten players are nursing various problems.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Edouard Mendy, Raheem Sterling, Christian Pulisic, Armando Broja, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Ben Chilwell, Reece James, Wesley Fofana and N'Golo Kanté all face a spell on the sidelines for Chelsea due to various injuries.
West Ham vs Chelsea H2H
The last time the pair played each other Chelsea came away as 2-1 winners, and rest assured they have a similar outcome in mind this coming Saturday. All in all, Chelsea have a fine reading on West Ham in previous seasons with a 5-2-3 advantage going into this match. The bookies have Chelsea to win this match at best price odds of 5/4.
West Ham vs Chelsea Results
Both teams scored four times in the last ten matches between West Ham and Chelsea.
West Ham vs Chelsea Betting Tips
Jarrod Bowen has been great for West Ham lately, hitting the target two times, which makes him worth considering in the betting market. Chelsea are optimistic that Kalidou Koulibaly doubles up on the one goal he provided in their past six outings.
West Ham won six of their previous 10 matches across all tournaments at London Stadium. They drew zero and lost four as well, while Chelsea won two of their last 10 games away. They drew three and lost five. West Ham won four of their last 10 games on home soil without allowing a goal.
Less than three came out four times in the past ten encounters between Chelsea and West Ham, as both teams not to score was a winning bet six times. West Ham performed 0.9 goals on average, whereas Chelsea averaged 1.4 goals. West Ham saw over 2.5 goals in three of their last ten matches across all tournaments, as they scored an average of 1.3 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals happened in two of the last ten outings for Chelsea, who managed to score 0.5 times in those matches.