Chelsea are third in the league standings with thirty-two points. Although the defending champions are unlikely to catch up with the league leaders Manchester City who are eleven points ahead, Antonio Conte’s side must keep winning to ensure a ‘top four’ finish.
West Ham United are entrenched in the relegation zone as they are in the nineteenth place with ten points. They have not won any of their last six matches and lost 2-1 to Manchester City last week in spite of a good performance.
Sam Byram, Jose Fonte, Winston Reid, James Collins and Andy Carroll are sidelined through injuries but Chicarito could return to matchday squad. Chelsea will be without David Luiz who is yet to regain match fitness, Kenedy and Charly Musonda.
West Ham United Possible Starting Lineup: Adrian, Declan Rice, Angelo Ogbonna, Aaron Cresswell, Pablo Zabaleta, Mark Noble, Edimilson Fernandes, Pedro Obiang, Arthur Masuaku, Manuel Lanzini, Michail Antonio.
Chelsea Possible Starting Lineup: Thibaut Courtois, Cesar Azpilicueta, Andreas Christensen, Gary Cahill, Davide Zappacosta, N’Golo Kante, Daniel Drinkwater, Marcos Alonso, Cesc Fabregas, Eden Hazard, Alvaro Morata.
According to West Ham United vs Chelsea H2H Stats, Chelsea have won two, lost two and drawn one of their previous five matches against West Ham United.
West Ham have seen over 2.5 goals in their last five matches against Chelsea in all competitions. While West Ham failed to win any of their previous eight English Premier League fixtures, Chelsea have won six of their last seven league games.
Antonio Conte’s side are in a good streak of form and will hope to put up a strong show against the Hammers who have been a more dangerous side under David Moyes. A 2-1 win for Chelsea is the most probable result.