Chelsea host London rivals West Ham in matchday 34 of Premier League 2021-22 at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, April 24. The match will kick off at 6:30 PM IST (Indian Standard Time).
Chelsea are set to be without the central defensive pairing of Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger for this fixture.
West Ham, on the other hand, also have some defensive issues at hand as Issa Diop has now joined Kurt Zouma (sprained ankle) and Angelo Ogbonna (cruciate ligament rupture) on the treatment table.
This will be the third London derby for Chelsea in the last seven days.
Chelsea vs West Ham odds for Premier League 2021-22
West Ham: 6.00
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Chelsea vs West Ham recent form
Thomas Tuchel’s men are coming on the back of a disheartening 2-4 loss against Arsenal. The defeat marked the first instance of Chelsea losing three home games in a row since 1993.
West Ham, meanwhile, have two wins in their last five matches across all competitions, including a derby loss to Brentford.
Chelsea: L, W, W, W, L
West Ham: D, W, L, D, W
Chelsea vs West Ham head-to-head
During the Premier League era, Chelsea have defeated West Ham in 27 of the 51 head-to-head meetings between the teams. The Hammers have 15 wins while nine matches have ended without a winner.
West Ham have won the reverse meeting this term and are seeking to register a second league double over Chelsea in three seasons. Interestingly, the last time the Hammers won consecutive top-flight matches against the Blues was in the 2019-20 campaign.
Chelsea, though currently going through a rough patch, have lost just one of the last 15 Premier League home games against West Ham.
Chelsea vs West Ham prediction and tips for Premier League 2021-22
Chelsea are the outright favourites to win this fixture. The Blues’ advantage in the head-to-head record against West Ham is one of the primary reasons why the odds of victory are in their favour.
Furthermore, Chelsea have won all eight games played on a Sunday this season (five wins, three draws).
On the other hand, West Ham have lost their last three away games in the Premier League. However, considering Chelsea’s form of late, David Moyes’ men are likely to make Sunday’s derby clash a nervy affair for the Blues.
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