West Ham United are set to take on Chelsea in the Premier League game on Saturday, 09 December 2017 at Olympic Stadium in London. Its a massive game for Antonio Conte’s men who can go level on points with second place United and reduce City’s lead to 8 points if they can get the better of their London rivals West Ham. The game will be an early kickoff starting at around 12:30 uk time and Skysports has live coverage in the UK. However if you missed the live action, tune in here for full match highlights.
Chelsea – West Ham Preview:Chelsea away record has been absolute stunning winning 5 of the opening 7 away games and we can expect another three points Saturday where Chelsea can close the gap at the top of the table. Eden Hazard is fit and playing some exciting football at the moment and with him in good form Chelsea will be a tough team to play against.
West Ham on the other hand is likely to hand are second from bottom and new manager David Moyes has a massive task to get this team to survive the relegation. However they will take heart from that 2-1 defeat against City where they played and defended as a team for best part of 80 minutes before a late lucky Sterling goal won the game for City.
West Ham United 0-2 Chelsea May 2017
[ English Premier League 2017 ]
25′ 0 – 1 Eden Hazard opened the scoring in 25th minute of the game to make it 1-0 for Chelsea.
53′ 0 – 2 Diego Costa scored from close range to make it 2-0 for Chelsea as they looked to have wrapped up important three points.
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.