West Ham v Chelsea Preview

November 22, 2013 | By

skybet_promo_new English Premiership action Saturday Evening comes from the Boleyn Ground Stadium and features West Ham United versus Chelsea.

View our Betting Preview, Tips, Predictions and Match Odds for the game that can be seen exclusively Live on Sky Sports 1 High Definition, with a scheduled 17:30pm (GMT) Kick Off Time.

West Ham v Chelsea Preview, Premiership, Saturday 23rd November 2013

West Ham are having a difficult season and have managed to secure just two victories from their eleven matches played so far and face another tough game this saturday evening going up against london rivals Chelsea.

A lot of ‘Hammer Fans’ thought their season was taking a turn for the better after an impressive 3-0 win away against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane back at the beginning of October, but since that victory Sam Allardyces’ side have only managed one victory which came in the League Cup when beating Burnley 2-0 away from home.

Chelsea head into this game having just managed to avoid a huge upset after drawing 2-2 with West Brom last time out and many people that saw the game will no doubt agree that West Brom were robbed of the 3pts after referee Lee Probert made a huge mistake by awarding Chelsea a penalty after a blatant Ramires dive.

However, that result will certainly have seen manager Jose Mourinho say a few harsh words to his players after the game and if Chelsea are to remain in the hunt for the Premiership Title then this is a must win game for them on saturday evening.

West Ham v Chelsea Team News

West Ham Team News:

Winston Reid, Matthew Taylor, Vaz Te and Andy Carroll are all unavailable for the hosts as they continue to receive treatment for respective injury problemsw with George McCartney also unlikely to feature as he continues to regain match fitness having recently returned from injury.

Midfielder Ravel Morrison is the clubs current top goalscorer this season with 3.

Chelsea Team News:

Tomas Kalas, Marco Van Ginkel and Fernando Torres will be missing for the visitors as each player continues to recover from injury. Other than those players though manager Jose Mourinho has a full squad to choose his starting lineup from and both Samuel Eto’o and Demba Ba will be hoping to start this game up front.

Midfielders Eden Hazard and Oscar are the clubs current top goalscorers this season with 4 each.

West Ham v Chelsea Head to Head Statistics

Saturday evening’s game from the Boleyn Ground Stadium will become the 86th meeting between the two clubs over the years. West Ham have won 33 times, Chelsea have won 35 times and there has been 17 draws.

Recent meetings below in our head to head statistics table show that Chelsea have had the better results in the previous 5 meetings having won 3 times compared to West Ham United winning just 1.

17/03/13 PRL Chelsea – West Ham United 2 : 0
01/12/12 PRL West Ham United – Chelsea
3 : 1
23/04/11 PRL Chelsea – West Ham United 3 : 0
11/09/10 PRL West Ham United – Chelsea 1 : 3
13/03/10 PRL Chelsea – West Ham United
4 : 1

Previous Average Goals Per Game Statistics

275 goals have been scored in the previous 85 games played between the two clubs which provides us with an average goals per game statistic of 3.23 which suggests that this game on saturday evening is likely to see a few goals scored.

West Ham v Chelsea Recent Form (Left to Right)

West Ham: L D W D L

Chelsea: W W L W D

Chelsea have a clear advantage on the recent form stats having won 3 of their last 5 games played with West Ham United having managed just 1 victory from their last 5 matches played of which they have lost 2 and drawn 2..

West Ham v Chelsea Match Betting Odds Market.

West Ham did win this fixture last season 3-1 but the online bookmakers are not expecting history to repeat itself as they have the hosts priced up at a current best price of 5/1 with Betfred (£25 Free Bets for New Customers) to win this one.

The Draw is not a result that has happened often in the previous matches between these two clubs, the last one coming way back in 2009. So unlikely that many punters will be tempted by the current odds of 16/5 with Bet365 (£200 Free Bets for New Customers).

Chelsea are the clear favourites to win this match and will be looking to bounce back from their poor performance last time out against West Brom where they were extremely fortunate to snatch a draw thanks to an early Christmas present from the referee and their current price of 4/6 with Coral (£50 Free Bets for New Customers) will obviously see plenty of interest from the punters.

West Ham v Chelsea Match Predictions, Tips & First Goal Scorer Bets.

West Ham fans might of taken a lot of hope from their victory in this fixture last season had it not been for their sides pathetic performance last time out against struggling Norwich City in which they were comfortably beaten 3-1 and with injuries to key players like Vaz Te and Andy Carroll, I just can’t see West Ham United getting anything from this one come saturday evening.

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho will no doubt of had plenty of words with his players after their poor performance last time out when only managing a 2-2 draw at home against West Brom and I fully expect to see the Chelsea players well up for this game saturday evening and win this game in comfortable fashion.

The goal stats suggest this game to see plenty of goals so Anytime Goal Scorers, Both Teams to Score YES, Over 2.5 Goals and Total Match Goals should be your main areas of interest.

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