West Ham hosted Chelsea in the EFL Cup 2016 fourth round tie at the Olympic Stadium and it turned out to be a exciting game where West Ham took the lead in just 11th minute of the game when Cheikhou Kouyate scored to put West Ham in lead. Chelsea dominated afterwards but it was West ham who doubled their lead just after the break through Edimilson Fernandes goal which proved to be too much for Chelsea as they crumbled to League cup exit.
West Ham United 2-0 Chelsea Highlights
[ English League Cup Match 2016-17 ]
11′ 1 – 0 Cheikhou Kouyate scored the opening goal for West Ham in just 11th minute of the game.
48′ 2 – 0 Edimilson Fernandes doubled West Ham’s lead just after the break and that pretty much proved to be the end of the contest.
Match Highlights (English)
Chelsea – West Ham Preview: New Chelsea manager Antonio Conte celebrated widely in their opening league game where his team salvaged a late win thanks to Diego Costa goal. He is likely to make several changes in the starting lineup for this game. West Ham on the other hand will be keen to make it three wins in row and finally get a big scalp at their new stadium.
West Ham on the other hand is likely to hand starts to new summer signing Andre Ayew and Sofiane Feghouli while Payet is doubtful to play any part in the game. Aaron Cresswell and Manuel Lanzini are also ruled out of the Chelsea fixture.
Goals from Mauro Zarate and Andy Carrol on either side of Cahill’s equalizer saw West Ham pick up all three points at Upton Park earlier in the season. Now Bilic will be hoping to do a rare double over London rivals when they travel to Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea on the other hand has improved alot since these two meet last time back in October when a 2-1 win for Hammers put Mourinho’s reign at Chelsea in doubt. Guus Hiddink however has steady the ship since than as Chelsea are unbeaten in the league since he took over as Chelsea manager back in december 2016. This is how I expect both teams to lineup on Saturday.
Match Predictions: Its a tough to call, West Ham are a very difficult team to beat under Slavin Bilic and I expect them to mount a serios challenge for European places this season. Conte will have to adapt his gameplan to English football which will be a difficult task. I expect West Ham to get something out of this game, probably a 1-1 draw to start the season.
Chelsea took on West Ham United in the premier league game on monday night and it turned out to be a very competitive game as it was expected before the kickoff. West Ham proved they will be a force to reckon with in the first 45 minutes while Chelsea struggle to get hold of the game for most part. Although Chelsea fans will be happy with Eden Hazard who was by far the best player on the field in first half. We will have match highlights after the game.
Chelsea 2-1 West Ham Highlights
[ English Premier League 2016-17 ]
47′ 1 – 0 Eden Hazard scores from the penalty spot just after the break.
77′ 1 – 1 James Collins equalized for West Ham totally against the run of play.
89′ 2 – 1 Diego Costa scoed from just outside the box with a low hard driver past west ham keeper to make it 2-1 and win first three points of the season.