West Ham vs Chelsea Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview. Check the match preview, betting tips, useful info and betting predictions for the match between West Ham vs Chelsea in Premier League.
West Ham vs Chelsea Match Preview
West Ham United almost did the unthinkable by taking a lead against Manchester City and scaring them for large portions of the game. But, new manager David Moyes is left with counting moral victories as his side lost against City 2-1. A bigger test awaits them as they welcome cross-town rivals Chelsea this weekend. This West Ham United vs Chelsea encounter would be played at the London Stadium on Saturday, December 9, so read the betting preview, betting tips and predictions for this game.
After round 15 of the Premier League, West Ham find themselves 19th in the table with just 10 points (W2, D4, L9). Their tally is just above the bottom-dwellers Swansea City although 14th placed Bournemouth is just five-points away. Their biggest worry is their leaky defence which has shipped 32 games in 15 games at an average of 2.13 goals per game. The challenge for Moyes is to get his side back to winning ways as the last time they won a match was in October and their record from then on stands at P6, D2, L4. With the festival fixtures piling up and some big teams waiting in the wings to play West Ham, Moyes has his task cut out.
Defending Champions Chelsea have started the season poorly but have since picked up form and points to storm into the top-three of the Premier League. After the 15th round of fixtures, the Blues are third with 32 points (W10, D2, L3). Antonio Conte’s men have the third-best frugal record in the Premier League season for the number of goals scored, the number of goals conceded is the third-best in the League behind only Manchester City and Manchester United. Their form in the league has been a revelation with their last seven matches seeing them stay unbeaten (D1, W6).
West Ham United vs Chelsea H2H
Chelsea lead West Ham United in their head-to-head statistics as the record in 42 games stands in favour of Chelsea: W24, D7, L11. In the recent five meetings between West Ham United vs Chelsea, the Blues have a record of W3, D1, L1.
West Ham United vs Chelsea Team News
Joe Hart is back available for selection for West Ham United but Adrian’s heroics against City should earn him a game. Jose Fonte, Chicharito and Sam Byram remain injury concerns.
For Chelsea, David Luiz is out of contention with an injury while Michy Batshuayi is touch and go.
West Ham United vs Chelsea Probable Line-ups
West Ham United: Hart, Reid, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Zabaleta, Kouyate, Fernandes, Obiang, Masuaku, Lanzini, Antonio.
Chelsea: Courtois, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger, Moses, Fabregas, Kante, Drinkwater, Alonso, Hazard, Morata.
West Ham United vs Chelsea betting tip
West Ham showed great tenacity and adventure against Manchester City although they fell short. Another similar performance against Chelsea in this fixture will ease their relegation worries. However, the Blues should prove a handful for Moyes’ side and win this West Ham United vs Chelsea fixture easily. As for individual scorers, back Hazard to find the back of the net anytime.