West Ham v Chelsea Betting Preview | 9th December
In our West Ham vs Chelsea betting preview we look at team news, potential line-ups, stats & facts, head-to-head, popular bets and more for the Premier League’s lunchtime kick-off.
West Ham v Chelsea Betting Preview
Venue: London Stadium
Channel: Sky Sports Main Event
Life for West Ham United doesn’t get much easier this weekend as the champions travel to the London Stadium. Chelsea have been impressive on the road this season, picking up more points than at home. After a rough patch a few weeks ago, the holders of the premier league trophy have seemingly found some form again after recent victories against West Brom, Swansea and Newcastle. Chelsea’s last away trip in the premier league was to West Brom, which saw the end of Tony Pulis’ era as The Baggies manager. Chelsea’s front line ran riot that day which saw the epitome of Eden Hazard’s talent with an assist and two goals. The Belgian has recently found his best form again recently, producing his best performances of the season.
The home side head into this game after a harsh loss to the leaders Man City last sunday. Having took the lead, The Hammers had to hold on for 45 minutes against the most in-form team in Europe. Goalkeeper Adrian had a great game in net for them and he may have pushed England international Joe Hart off the number one spot. I find it hard to see West Ham getting anything again here, and it doesn’t get any easier for new manager David Moyes over the christmas period. BTTS Chelsea win here seems to be the best bet at 12/5 with bet365.
Joe Hart is on the brink of being dropped my Hammers manager David Moyes.
Possible West Ham Starting XI: Adrian, Zabaleta, Ogbonna, Reid, Creswell, Obiang, Kouyate, Ayew, Arnautovic, Masuaku, Antonio
Possible Chelsea Starting XI: Courtois, Moses, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Cahill, Alonso, Fabregas, Drinkwater, Hazard, Pedro, Morata
Stats & Facts
- Chelsea are unbeaten in 7 going into this one, whilst West Ham haven’t won since the end of September.
- West ham have socred in 12 of their last 15 home games.
- Chelsea have only failed to score against Arsenal and Man City this season (both home games). They have also only failed to score away from home 3 times since April 2016 (All to one of the top 6).
Head To Had
- Played 94 games, West ham with 35 wins, Chelsea 40 and 19 draws.
- 4 of the last 5 games between the sides has seen a 2-1 scoreline, 2 for each team.
- Chelsea 2-1 – 8/1
- BTTS, Chelsea win – 12/5
- BTTS – 19/20
West Ham 6/1 Draw 10/3 Chelsea 9/20