Chelsea will be bidding to return to winning ways in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon when they welcome West Ham United to Stamford Bridge for a London derby.

The Blues were beaten 4-2 at home by Arsenal, in midweek and will be looking for three points against a Hammers side who will surely have one eye on their Europa League semi-final against Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday night.

Team News

Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger is unlikely to feature because of an ongoing groin injury.

Midfielder Mateo Kovacic is out with an ankle issue, while Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ben Chilwell are still sidelined.

West Ham coach David Moyes has a defensive crisis on his hands, with Craig Dawson the only fit center-back after Issa Diop joined Angelo Ogbonna and Kurt Zouma on the sidelines.

Head to Head

Chelsea and West Ham have met 117 times in their history with the Blues gaining an edge with 52 wins 22 draws and suffering 43 defeats to the Hammers.

Recent Form

The Blues have won three and lost three in their last six fixtures, while Hammers have two victories draw two, and suffered two defeats from the same number of matches in all competition.

Match Fact

Chelsea have lost just one of the last 15 Premier League home meetings with West Ham (W10, D4).

Blues could lose four home matches in a row for the first time since September 1978.

Chelsea have conceded four goals in consecutive home league games for the first time since December 1989.

Thomas Tuchel’s side are unbeaten in eight Premier League fixtures played on a Sunday this season (W5, D3).

Timo Werner is aiming to score in three successive Premier League matches for the first time.

West Ham are winless in five Premier League away games (D1, L4), losing each of the last three.

The Hammers have lost five of their 11 most recent games in all competitions (W4, D2).

Michail Antonio has scored once in his last 19 appearances for West Ham in all competitions.

Chelsea Predicted Lineup: Mendy; James, Chalobah, Silva, Alonso; Jorginho, Kante; Mount, Loftus-Cheek; Werner, Havertz

West Ham Predicted Lineup: Fabianski; Coufal, Dawson, Rice, Cresswell; Bowen, Fornals, Soucek, Lanzini, Benrahma; Antonio

Betting Tips

Our expert tipster partners at MonieBet.com are predicting a Chelsea win in this match, while both teams to score seems an obvious selection and are offered at the healthy.

Combining this selection with over 2.5 goals sees the odds rise.

Scoreline Prediction: Chelsea 3-1 West Ham

 

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