Chelsea vs West Ham Premier League Predictions

Premier League Chelsea vs West Ham
Chelsea vs West Ham Premier League

The match is over.
Score: 2-0.

The season is officially hotting up as the title race, race for the top four and relegation battle approach their end, with this game having huge ramifications on Chelsea’s battle to get back into the Champions League and West Ham’s goal of perhaps reaching the Europa League.

Predictions

Chelsea should have the better of West Ham at home given their respective form but with how Chelsea have performed this season, you never know what the final score is going to be.

The Blues are heading into this game in better form after their win at Cardiff, albeit controversially, while West Ham travel south following a dismal showing against Everton in front of their own fans.

The inconsistent form of West Ham has resulted in three wins and three losses in their last six games, but they’re still only two points off of Wolves in seventh place.

Chelsea’s recent home games has seen them draw against Wolves, beat Tottenham, beat Huddersfield, beat Newcastle and draw against Southampton.

West Ham, on the other hand, haven’t won away from home since beating Southampton on the 27th of December, when they won 2-1 on the south coast.

By looking at just the form, Chelsea should be favourites but it won’t be easy, which is why a 2-1 or 3-1 Chelsea win would be the most promising bet to go with.

1x2 Prediction

Score Prediction

Betting Tips

Chelsea come into this game as the likelier of the two sides to win, but it probably won’t be a blowout victory. A 3-1 win could be the score to go with because it covers a Chelsea win, both teams to score and a full time result, making this among the best online betting odds for this midweek round of action. UniBet have it at 9/1.

Maurizio Sarri is infamously stubborn with his team selection, so it may be a case of Loftus-Cheek coming off the bench to score, exactly like he did against Cardiff. Or if Sarri does decide to start him, he may not be the first goalscorer but it wouldn’t be a shock to see him get on the scoresheet and carry on his form, with him to score at any time rated at 18/5 by UniBet.

Statistics

Head to Head

In 70 matches between Chelsea and West Ham, Chelsea have won 33 games, West Ham have won 23 and  14 draws have been played out.

Stats

  • The top scorer in this fixture is former Chelsea and West Ham man Frank Lampard, who hit seven goals in total in this fixture.
  • West Ham haven’t lost in their last three meetings against Chelsea and have only lost to them twice in their last eight games.
  • But before this run of positive West Ham results, the Hammers only managed to win three times across 12 years, doing the double over Chelsea in the 2002/2003 season and winning 3-1 in 2012 under the management of Sam Allardyce.
  • While Chelsea have been the dominant of the two sides in recent years, it took them 11 years to actually register an away win against West Ham, having only beaten them three times between 1964 and 1984.
By:James Cooke

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