Chelsea vs West Ham is next as Chelsea and West Ham go head to head in a west meets east London derby at the weekend.
- Location: London, England
- Stadium: London Stadium
- Date: Saturday 11 February
- Kick-off Time: 12:30 GMT / 07:30 ET / 04:30 PT
Chelsea vs West Ham Utd: Match Preview:
Graham Potter‘s Blues are in desperate need of points, having drawn each of their last two Premier League games and only won two of 11 in all competitions stretching back to early November.
West Ham, meanwhile, have had a poor season by the recent standars they have set for themselves, but have at least seen improvements to results over the last few weeks.
West Ham Utd:
Hammers boss David Moyes continues to be without Kurt Zouma, Maxwel Cornet and Gianluca Scamacca. Thilo Kehrer is a major doubt after coming off against Newcastle last time out.
Alphonse Areola is likley to remain sidelined, although wouldn’t have started anyway.
Joao Felix is eligible to return following completion of a three-match ban dished out for the red he received less than an hour into his Chelsea debut last month.
Illness forced Mykhailo Mudryk off at half-time last week, but he should be okay here.
N’Golo Kante, Christian Pulisic, Edouard Mendy, Armando Broja and Denis Zakaria all remain sidelined. Wesley Fofana is stepping up his training workload but may not be involved just yet, although Mateo Kovacic could be ready to come back in.
Chelsea vs West Ham Utd: Head to Head:
- Chelsea have a good record against West Ham United and have won 54 out of the 119 matches played between the two teams, as opposed to West Ham United’s 43 victories.
- West Ham United have alternated between victories and either draws or defeats in their last seven Premier League home matches against Chelsea and won their previous such game by a 3-2 margin last season.
- Matches between Chelsea and West Ham United have witnessed seven winning goals scored in the last five minutes – more than any other fixture in the Premier League.
Chelsea predicted starting lineup: (4-3-3): Kepa; James, Badiashile, Silva, Cucurella; Gallagher, Fernandez, Mount; Ziyech, Havertz, Mudryk
West Ham predicted starting lineup (3-4-3): Fabianski; Johnson, Obonna, Aguerd; Coufal, Paqueta, Rice, Emerson; Bowen, Antonio, Benrahma.
- West Ham United have alternated between winning (4) and not winning (D1 L2) in their last seven Premier League home games against Chelsea, winning this fixture 3-2 last season. But the Blues have won four of their last five Premier League games against West Ham (L1) and are looking to win three in a row against them for the first time since April 2011.
- West Ham have lost eight of their last ten Premier League London Derbies, the exceptions being a draw against Tottenham Hotspur and a win over Fulham this season. Meanwhile, if Chelsea win, they will be the first team to reach 150 London Derby victories in the Premier League.
- West Ham have earned four points from their last two Premier League games, as many as they had in their previous nine (W1 D1 L7). Only once this season have they gone three league matches unbeaten, doing so in October against Wolverhampton Wanderers, Fulham and Southampton.
- Chelsea’s last two Premier League matches have finished 0-0. They last failed to score in more consecutive league games in September 2007 (4), while they have never had three consecutive goalless draws in their league history.
- Raheem Sterling has been involved in nine goals in his five Premier League appearances against West Ham United at the London Stadium (four goals, five assists), the most of any non-West Ham player on the ground.
CHE vs WHU: Fantasy XI:
Kepa, Silva, James, Aguerd, Enzo, Rice, Paqeuta, Mudryk, Felix, Antonio.
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