After suffering a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Manchester City, Chelsea will revamp their title race as they host West Ham at the Stamford Bridge. The match is scheduled for 30th November, with kickoff at 15:00 GMT.
Coach Frank Lampard put on an impressive display as they took on Man City in the last weekend despite losing on three critical points. Currently, the Blues are 4th on the Premier League with a points tally of 26.
The resurgence of Kante and Kovacic mixed with the prowess of Jorginho has seen the midfield benefit from the dominance of the Blues. The forward is filled with fresh academy graduates who are really making an impact.
West Ham on the other hand are currently 17th on the Premier League gunnering only 13 points. Despite an unbeaten streak in the beginning of the season, all hell seems lose for the Hammers as they struggle to regain form.
The Hammers under Pellegrini have failed to register a win in their past 6 matches. The losing streak seems to have taken a toll on the team members with total lack of team spirit and fight left in the team.
Will Chelsea benefit from the losing streak held currently by the Hammers, or will Pellegrini turn the tide on the sinking ship?
Chelsea vs. West Ham Head to Head
Both sides have met 27 times with Chelsea picking up the upper hand with 17 wins. West Ham on the under hand have only managed to register 4 wins. 6 matches have ended in a draw between the two sides. Here is a look at the past encounters for both sides:
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
Chelsea 2-2 West Ham
West Ham 2-1 Chelsea
Chelsea Team News
Frank Lampard has a massive injury boost with the return of Ross Barkley and Callum Hudson Oddoi. Long term injuries for the team include defender Rudiger and midfielder Loftus Cheek who are set to return to full training in mid-December.
West Ham Team News
Goalkeeper Fabianski remains on the sidelines after picking up a hip injury which has ruled him out of 15 matches. However, he will be replaced with Roberto Jimenez who has been filling the boots. Right back Ryan Fredericks will be facing a yellow card suspension.
Prediction and Odds
Chelsea enter the game with an incredible unbeaten home record against the struggling West Ham team. This should be an easy win for the Blues who have a depth of team members.
Both teams to score
Tammy Abraham to score