Relegation battles are knocking on West Ham doors with their woes increasing as they face off high flying Chelsea at the London Stadium. The match schedules for Wednesday with kickoff at 22:15 GMT.
West Ham is facing relegation woes in their bid to stay afloat in the season. The side is currently 17th on the table with only a goal difference separating them from the relegation. The side has faced losses since the restart without registering any win.
Coach David Moyes is at the end of his depth while searching a spark to set off the side back to winning ways. A 2-0 loss to Tottenham sunk the ship further after a spirited fight. The plight of the side against the top six sides has ended in a loss as they welcome the Blues.
Chelsea is on a high roll as they look to cement their top-four finish in the Premier League. A 1-0 over Leicester City saw the side proceed to the FA semi-finals. The side will face off Manchester United at Wembley.
The Blues are enjoying another high season the league with the 54 points landing the third spot. The side is a point shy of second-placed Leicester City. The weekend win will set the tone for Coach Lampard.
West Ham vs. Chelsea Head to Head
Both sides have 28 games between them with Chelsea taking home 17 wins with West Ham contend with five wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Chelsea 0-1 West Ham
Chelsea 2-0 West Ham
West Ham 0-0 Chelsea
Chelsea 1-1 West Ham
West Ham 1-0 Chelsea
West Ham 1-2 Chelsea
Chelsea 2-1 West Ham
West Ham 2-2 Chelsea
West Ham Team News
A big blow for West Ham is the back and ankle injury for veteran midfielder Snodgrass who sets to remain sidelined for the rest of the season. Other injury blows to the side includes Sebastian Haller and left-back Arthur Masuaku who are a doubt for the clash.
Chelsea Team News
After netting the winning goal during the weekend, midfielder Ross Barkley is back on Lampard’s good books. The heroic return of winger Christian Pulisic hit a setback after picking up an injury during their 1-0 win over Leicester City. The star was substituted in the 72nd minute at the King Power Stadium. Midfielder Ng’olo Kante is the contention of a yellow card suspension if he picks up a booking.
Prediction and Odds
Chelsea is the big favorites to increase the woes for the Hammers with a slight edge in attacking threat.
First Team to Score: Chelsea
Goals Under 2.5