West Ham United vs Chelsea


TEAM NEWS

West Ham goalkeeper Joe Hart seems to be set to be dropped for Saturday's sport in opposition to Chelsea, with Adrian anticipated to begin.
Ahead Javier Hernandez may very well be concerned after 5 weeks out with a hamstring damage, and Winston Reid's comparable drawback will probably be assessed.
Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte will probably be with out midfielder Danny Drinkwater, who has an sickness.
Out-of-favour defender David Luiz additionally stays sidelined with a knee damage.

MOTD COMMENTATOR'S NOTES

Jonathan Pearce: "West Ham look a extra disciplined, fitter and tighter group below David Moyes but it surely's nonetheless eight league video games with no win. The final time they went 9 with no victory, in 2011, they have been relegated.
"If they'll rekindle the spirit of their 2016 League Cup success in opposition to Chelsea they've an opportunity, though they can not rating targets.
"Chelsea have conceded simply 4 targets of their final seven in all competitions. They have been common in opposition to Atletico Madrid within the Champions League however confirmed the reliance that may prolong their unbeaten league run to eight video games and, in the event that they're chilly and analytical, deliver a 50th win in opposition to the Hammers.
"In the event that they get sucked into an quaint derby scrap it may very well be a unique story."

WHAT THE MANAGERS SAY

West Ham supervisor David Moyes: "I might need to say that Adrian's efficiency [against Manchester City when Hart was ineligible] offers me a great drawback as a result of I am in search of eager competitors for locations on this group.
"I do not need anybody to really feel they've a divine proper to play. I am not going to disclose simply at this second which ones will probably be taking part in on Saturday.
"I'm additionally conscious that Joe is England's first-choice goalkeeper and there's a World Cup subsequent summer time however, as West Ham's supervisor, I'm solely thinking about successful matches and doing what is true for this membership."
Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte: "This league may be very powerful, particularly as a result of there's a group [Manchester City] that's on a rare path.
"West Ham has a great squad with good gamers. To see them on this place is a bit unusual."

LAWRO'S PREDICTION

I feel West Ham will probably be buoyed by their efficiency of their slim defeat at Manchester Metropolis and I'm backing them to get one thing in opposition to Chelsea.
Prediction: 1-1
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MATCH FACTS

Head-to-head
  • West Ham have received simply two and misplaced 16 of their final 22 Premier League video games in opposition to Chelsea.
  • Chelsea received 2-1 in each league conferences final season, however West Ham got here out on high by the identical rating in a League Cup tie on the London Stadium.
  • Chelsea are one victory away from their 50th in all competitions in opposition to West Ham.
West Ham United
  • The Hammers are with no win in eight league video games, together with 5 defeats. They've scored solely six targets throughout that run.
  • They haven't gone 9 top-flight video games with no win since Might 2011, a season which resulted in relegation.
  • West Ham's tally of 10 factors after 15 video games is their lowest at this stage of a Premier League season.
  • The Hammers have taken just one level out of a potential 12 below David Moyes.
  • That is the 41st consecutive Premier League matchday aspect managed by Moyes will begin out within the relegation zone, breaking John Gorman's file set at Swindon City in 1993-94.
  • Moyes' closing match as supervisor of earlier Sunderland was a 5-1 defeat at Antonio Conte's Chelsea in Might.
  • 9 of Manuel Lanzini's 15 Premier League targets for West Ham have are available in London derby matches, together with two in as many video games in opposition to Chelsea.
Chelsea
  • Chelsea are unbeaten of their final seven league video games, successful six of them.
  • The Blues' final league defeat got here in a London derby away to Crystal Palace in mid-October.
  • Chelsea have received every of their final seven Premier League matches performed in December.
  • They've scored a league-high 9 headed targets this time period.
  • Alvaro Morata has been concerned in 13 targets for Chelsea in his first 14 Premier League appearances, scoring 9 targets and supplying 4 assists.
  • Morata's subsequent purpose will probably be his 50th within the high flight, taking in spells in Spain, Italy and England.
  • Eden Hazard has been concerned in seven targets in his final eight Premier League video games in opposition to the Hammers, scoring 4 and establishing three.

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