Although it’s not the fiercest of London Derbies, the clash between Chelsea and West Ham is definitely an exciting one. It’s not just that they’re city rivals, it’s also because both these teams are looking to win as many points as possible till the end of the Premier League season 2018/2019. The big question is who’s gonna win the match at the Stamford Bridge on Monday if anyone? Find out in Chelsea vs West Ham prediction and betting tips!
Due to some poor performances in March, the Blues have dropped a few points on the Premier League table. Although they got nothing to worry about dropping below the sixth place, they surely need to do their best to win as many points as possible in the next 6 rounds. Why? Because they still have a chance to finish among top 4 and that would mean getting a place in the Champions League.
For many star players, like Eden Hazard for example, Champions League is a big thing. And if Chelsea fails to qualify for the elite Euro competition, he and some of his teammates might decide to move away someplace else. Furthermore, a team that doesn’t play in the Champions League usually has trouble attracting big-name players. And there’s also the money that taking a part in this competition would bring to the club.
For all these reasons, the Blues need to take every match really serious, including the one against West Ham, which takes place only three days before their trip to Prague to play against Slavia in the Europa League. What this means is that they might already be focused on that game, which is something that the Hammers will be looking to take advantage of. Keep on reading our Chelsea vs West Ham Prediction to see if they can actually do it!
After a poor start of the season, West Ham are now at a very respectable position. They’re in the middle of the table, with absolutely zero worries that they might get relegated. And considering how good their recent form has been, the prospect of finishing the season at the 7th spot doesn’t seem unrealistic.
And the reason why they wish to end the season there is that, with a bit of luck, that place could take them to Europa League (it all depends on the FA Cup, though). Right now, they have 5 points fewer than Wolves who are seventh, but there are 6 more games left to play.
Unfortunately for the Hammers, their fixture list seems pretty tough. The match with Chelsea is just one of three games against top 6 teams they’re gonna play this month. But, a good performance against Chelsea would give them wings for the rest of the season, which is another reason why they’re gonna be super-motivated in this game. Check out our Chelsea vs West Ham betting tips to see whether the Hammers can turn their motivation into points.
- Marcos Alonso (injury)
- Davide Zappacosta (injury)
West Ham absentees:
- Andriy Yarmolenko (injury)
- Andy Carroll (injury)
- Jack Wilshere (injury)
- Samir Nasry (injury)
Kepa – Rudiger, Luiz, Azpilicueta, Emerson – Kante, Jorginho, Barkley – Pedro, Hazard, Higuain
Fabianski – Diop, Balbuena, Zabaleta, Cresswell – Rice, Noble, Snodgrass, Anderson – Antonio, Arnautovic
Chelsea vs West Ham Prediction
The Blues got to win this, not only for the sake of Premier League points but also to get themselves in the right kind of mood before their trip to the Czech Republic.
Chelsea vs West Ham Betting Tips
- Chelsea @1.33 (bet365)