Chelsea v West Ham United - Football Live Match Preview

Chelsea vs West Ham

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri says he does not feel the pressure to start Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ruben Loftus-Cheek against West Ham.

Paddy Power pre-match odds: Chelsea 1/4, Draw 9/2, West Ham 9/1*

MATCH PREVIEW

Chelsea will host the Hammers on Monday night as their bid for a top-four finish in the Premier League intensifies, and both Hudson-Odoi and Loftus-Cheek are expected to play a key part between now and the end of the campaign.

Both young English talents shone in Chelsea's 3-0 win over Brighton in midweek, but Sarri rejected suggestions he had been urged by club bosses to hand both men more playing time.

Asked if he was under pressure to select Hudson-Odoi and Loftus-Cheek, Sarri replied: "No. It's up to the players, they are improving. In this moment of the season, they are fresh. So I think that, in this moment, they are really very important for us.

"But at the beginning of the season, Odoi had a very great potential but wasn't ready to play in the Premier League. Loftus the same. He had only to adapt to my football, to improve tactically for my football.

"Then he had a lot of problems with his back, and so we had to wait for him. But now they are fresh; they are ready."

BETTING ADVICE

Chelsea have a chance to move into third place in the Premier League table when they take on their London rivals West Ham this Monday night.

Chelsea may not be firing on all cylinders however, one thing Maurizio Sarri’s side are doing is winning.

The Blues bounced back well from their surprise 2-0 defeat to Everton. Victories over Cardiff and Brighton have somewhat lifted the mood at Stamford Bridge but there still is a lot more work to be done.

A big win over West Ham is undoubtedly going to restore faith in the manager after many began calling for his head. However, winning against West Ham may prove a lot easier said than done.

Chelsea have only recorded one win in five encounters against the Hammers. What’s more, in three games at Stamford Bridge, the Blues have only managed one win which came all the way back in the 2016.

But it’s not all happy go lucky in the West Ham camp either. Manuel Pellegrini’s men are not in the best form at the moment and are particularly struggling away from home. In fact, the Hammers are without a win in seven away trips in all competitions.

Bearing all that in mind, the betting recommendation is to back the hosts. The Blues to win by a margin of one goal is currently priced at 11/4 which is a reasonable price when you consider this landed in all of Chelsea’s previous three wins over West Ham.

Recommendation

Chelsea to win by a margin of one goal – 11/4 bet365*

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Predictions
Markets Odds Probability %
Over 0.5 In 1st Half 1.66
68%
Sum of Goal Between 2 & 3 2.10
58%
Both Teams Not To Score 1.91
58%
Under 2.5 In Full Time 2.56
58%
Last Goal After 73 Minutes 1.83
58%
1st Goal Before 30 Minutes 1.83
55%

Simulation

West Ham United vs Chelsea

There is a 18.5% chance of a draw.
In simulations where the game is not a draw Chelsea, at 70.5%, are heavy favorites to beat West Ham United who have a 11.0% chance.
In simulation wins, West Ham United upsets Chelsea by averaging 6.8 shots and 3.4 shots on goal.
They average 2.0 goals in simulated victories vs just 0.5 in simulation losses.
Overall, the average simulation score is Chelsea 2.3 to West Ham United 0.8.

Chelsea

Players Shots SG Goals G%
A. Rüdiger 1.16 0.35 0.11 10.40%

West Ham United

Players Shots SG Goals G%
Felipe Anderson 0.78 0.38 0.19 17.12%
Place Team GP Won Draw Lost GF GA +/- Points
1 Manchester City 38 32 2 4 95 23 72 98
2 Liverpool 38 30 7 1 89 22 67 97
3 Chelsea 38 21 9 8 63 39 24 72
4 Tottenham 38 23 2 13 67 39 28 71
5 Arsenal 38 21 7 10 73 51 22 70
6 Manchester United 38 19 9 10 65 54 11 66
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 38 16 9 13 47 46 1 57
8 Everton 38 15 9 14 54 46 8 54
9 Leicester City 38 15 7 16 51 48 3 52
10 West Ham United 38 15 7 16 52 55 -3 52
11 Watford 38 14 8 16 52 59 -7 50
12 Crystal Palace 38 14 7 17 51 53 -2 49
13 Newcastle United 38 12 9 17 42 48 -6 45
14 AFC Bournemouth 38 13 6 19 56 70 -14 45
15 Burnley 38 11 7 20 45 68 -23 40
16 Southampton 38 9 12 17 45 65 -20 39
17 Brighton and Hove Albion 38 9 9 20 35 60 -25 36
18 Cardiff City 38 10 4 24 34 69 -35 34
19 Fulham 38 7 5 26 34 81 -47 26
20 Huddersfield Town 38 3 7 28 22 76 -54 16

Head To Head Comparison

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09.12.2017
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06.03.2017
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26.10.2016
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Chelsea
15.08.2016
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19.03.2016
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24.10.2015
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26.12.2014
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Grimsby Town
22.09.2019
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Last 5 Games

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