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Chelsea are back at Stamford Bridge where they have lost just once in the Premier League this season, and an out-of-sorts West Ham side will struggle to pick up points here.

Premier League 2019/2020

Venue: Stamford Bridge

Date: 15:00
Kickoff: Saturday, 30th
TV Channel: Sky Sports

The 2-1 loss to Manchester City last weekend was a real blow to Chelsea’s hopes of sustaining their push for league glory, but Frank Lampard’s men are favoured to get their ninth league win here and thus, bounce back to winning ways after their Champions League draw at Valencia in midweek.

The Blues let slip a 2-1 lead at the Mestalla, gifting their opponents a late equaliser and will feel gutted to not have wrapped up qualification ahead of a tedious festive season.

They will have the comfort of their home ground here and will go for a fourth successive home win which looks very much feasible to achieve, if their opponent’s dip in form is anything to go by.

West Ham are embroiled in a disastrous run of eight games without any win since September. Surely, the pressure is fast mounting on Manuel Pellegrini who has seen his side lose five of their last six games and are hovering just above the drop zone.

With games versus Arsenal, Liverpool and Leicester City to come in December, the Hammers would need to make a huge statement of intent with a big result sooner rather than later if they will not be dragged into a relegation dogfight.

Team news


Chelsea will be sweating on the fitness of talismanic striker Tammy Abraham who was forced off with an injury in the draw with Valencia.

While Ruben Loftus-Cheek is still not available for selection, the trio of Ross Barkley, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Antonio Ruidger will face late fitness tests.

West Ham

Pellegrini will have to do without defender Issa Diop who misses out through suspension for accumulated bookings and it could be Fabian Balbuena who comes into the side to replace him.

Lukasz Fabianski, Manuel Lanzini and Jack Wilshere are all injury worries.

Head to head

This will be the 111th meeting between these sides in all competitions since their first clash in the old English Division 1. Chelsea have 48 wins to West Ham’s 40 while 22 games have been drawn.

Match stats

There have been under 2.5 goals scored in the last four matches between these two teams in the Premier League.

Chelsea are unbeaten in fourteen of their last fifteen league games at Stamford Bridge.

There have been over 2.5 goals scored in West Ham’s last three league games.

Team form

Chelsea are favourites to come away from this encounter with maximum points and will be fired up to deliver having recorded zero wins in their last two games. Chelsea’s last five matches in all competitions (WDWLD)

The form books do not favour West Ham at the moment and they might have to wait a bit longer before they can stem their rot. West Ham’s last five matches in all competitions (LDLLL)

Betting preview

It is hard to see beyond a home win for Chelsea here but when one consider that the Blues have been drawing at half time and winning at full time in their last three home league games, then plumping for a Draw HT/ Chelsea Full Time makes for better value at 18/5. Chelsea will have to bide their time against this plucky opposition even though they will go on to secure the victory.

Should Tammy Abraham who is Chelsea’s leading goalscorer this season fail to make it in time to feature, Willian could carry some threat, and at a price of 7/5 to score anytime, makes sense.

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