Chelsea vs West Ham: Team news, H2H, Prediction, Probable XI



Chelsea is set to take on West Ham on Saturday in their next Premier League clash at the Stamford Bridge on Saturday, we bring you the facts you need to know ahead of the clash between the two London based teams.TEAM NEWS:CHELSEA:The Blues will miss the services of Tammy Abraham due to hip injury, Ross Barkley may remain sidelined due to an ankle issue.Callum Hudson Odoi will also miss the clash after sustaining an injury.Long term absentee Antonio Rudiger and Ruben Loftus Cheek will also miss the encounter against West Ham.WEST HAM:Winston Reid, Jack Wilshere and Lukasz Fabianski will all miss the trip to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea on Saturday due to injuries, Manuel Pellegrini will have to provide cover up for the missing players.HEAD TO HEAD:Saturday’s showdown will represent the 113th competitive encounter between the two clubs, with Chelsea registering 50 wins in comparison to 40 victories for West Ham.There has been a mixed bag of results over the past four years with neither team being able to put together two wins in a row, a period which has lasted nine games.West Ham has not prevailed at Stamford Bridge since Paolo Di Canio ran the show during a 3-2 victory in September 2002.RECENT FORMCHELSEA:Frank Lampard’s men have not been in the best of form lately having won just two matches in their last five games, two ended in a draw and one ended in a defeat against Manchester City.Chelsea struggled to contained wasteful Valencia in the Champions League, the team’s flaws in the midfield and defense were greatly exposed by the Spanish team.Though Chelsea maintained the fourth spot on the Premier League table but has a lot to do if they would go beyond that position season.WEST HAM:Pellegrini’s team is just three points above the relegation zone so far, the Hammers have been poor in the on-going campaign, they have not tasted a victory in their last five games, they lost four and drew one. They are much closer to the relegation this time.POSSIBLE LINE-UPS:CHELSEA: Arrizabalaga; James, Zouma, Tomori, Palmieri; Jorginho, Kante; Pedro, Mount, Pulisic; BatshuayiWEST HAM: Roberto; Fredericks, Diop, Balbuena, Cresswell; Noble, Rice, Sanchez; Antonio, Anderson, HallerPREDICTION:Chelsea 2-1 West Ham.





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