WEST HAM VS CHELSEA
KICK OFF: Sunday 23rd Sep 2018 | 14:30 CET
PREMIER LEAGUE WK6 | London Stadium
Do the Hammers have enough in the Armoury to overcome Chelsea?
West Ham are a bogey team for Chelsea, and the hosts will often prevail on home soil. In fact, the Hammers won at home and picked up a point at Stamford Bridge on the reverse fixture last season. Can they get a result this time out?
Manuel Pellegrini’s side is the only team without a win in the 2018 - 2019 Premier League season. Things get complicated when looking for a win against a top side, but they will be out to frustrate the visitors. West Ham has problems going forward with only Marko Arnautovic having found the net twice for the Hammers in four games. The manager will demand his men to rise to the occasion as they search for their first win at home.
Chelsea are leading the charts thanks to four straight wins. With Liverpool arriving at Stamford Bridge after this trip, a win in this one will place them in a competitive position. Olivier Giroud will hope to continue scoring goals after making a breakthrough on international duty for France. Hazard is showing his best, and Pedro is becoming a regular name on the scoresheet.
West Ham are not in shape to challenge the top teams, so it is likely Chelsea will walk away maximum points.
Key Match Facts
- West Ham has scored just one goal from open play this season.
- Chelsea has averaged over. 2.5 goals in all their last four PL matches.
- No player has been involved in more PL goals this season than Eden Hazard.