Just two of the last 10 meetings between this pair have resulted in draws, but there are odds of 13/5 (3.60) available on them cancelling each other out in this one.
West Ham vs Chelsea Team News
Craig Dawson is suspended after getting sent off in last weekend’s defeat to Newcastle, while Darren Randolph, Declan Rice, Andriy Yarmolenko, and Michail Antonio are ruled out and both Arthur Masuaku and Aaron Cresswell doubtful.
Edouard Mendy, Thiago Silva, Cesar Azpilicueta, Ben Chilwell, N’Golo Kante and Timo Werner will all hope to return to the line-up after being left out of Tuesday’s 0-0 draw against Brighton, with Mateo Kovacic the only injury concern.
West Ham vs Chelsea Preview
Although the 3-2 defeat at Newcastle was something of a shock result, David Moyes cannot have been too surprised to see his side punished for some poor defending.
Having come back from three goals down to draw with Arsenal before almost squandering three-goal leads in successive 3-2 victories over Wolves and Leicester, West Ham have certainly been reliant on their free-scoring attack recently.
However, it is hard to see them having so much joy up front against a Blues side that has kept 15 clean sheets in 20 matches under their current boss – conceding just three times in 10 unbeaten away games.
West Ham vs Chelsea Tips and Predictions
Instead, those 17/20 (1.85) odds seem generous on Chelsea proving too strong at both ends of the pitch for a West Ham team that has looked rather too open of late.
All odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.