West Ham vs Chelsea Preview & Prediction
When is West Ham vs Chelsea taking place? West Ham vs Chelsea will take place on Saturday 4th December, 2021 at 12:30 (UK)
Where is West Ham vs Chelsea taking place? West Ham vs Chelsea will take place at London Stadium in London
Where can I get tickets for West Ham vs Chelsea? Ticket information for West Ham vs Chelsea can be found on each club’s official website
What TV channel is West Ham vs Chelsea on in the UK? West Ham vs Chelsea will be televised live on BT Sport
Where can I stream West Ham vs Chelsea in the UK? BT Sport subscribers can stream West Ham vs Chelsea live via the BT Sport website & app
- After taking the lead early on at home against Brighton it appeared that West Ham would get back to winning ways in the Premier League, however the Seagulls hit back late on to equalise and leave the hosts now three matches without a victory in the top flight.
- Boss David Moyes will be desperately hoping that left-back Aaron Cresswell recovers from the injury he sustained against Man City that saw miss the Brighton game in time to feature in this one.
- Chelsea made it five successive away wins in the Premier League with a hard-fought 1-2 triumph over Watford in midweek with attacking midfielder Hakim Ziyech coming off the bench to net the winner.
- N’Golo Kante, Trevoh Chalobah, Ben Chilwell and Mateo Kovacic are all out but it appears that Reece James is fit enough to return to the fold, while Romelu Lukaku is pushing for a first start since his return from injury.
THE TEAM NEWS
PREDICTED XI (4-2-3-1): Fabianski; Coufal, Dawson, Zouma, Cresswell; Soucek, Rice; Bowen, Benrahma, Fornals; Antonio
UNAVAILABLE: Ogbonna (Injured)
QUESTIONABLE: Cresswell (Injured)
PREDICTED XI (3-4-2-1): Mendy; Christensen, Thiago Silva, Rudiger; James, Loftus-Cheek, Jorginho, Saul; Ziyech, Mount; Lukaku
UNAVAILABLE: Chalobah (Injured), Chilwell (Injured), Kovacic (Injured), Kante (Injured)
West Ham will have been hugely disappointed not to hold out for all three points against Brighton, but after being second-best over the course of the second half, it did feel like the busy fixture schedule is finally starting to take its toll on the Hammers, who do not have the quality off the bench to complement their strong starting XI. Chelsea on the other hand, do contain the strength-in-depth to cope with a long run of games in quick succession, which made the difference against Watford. It would be no surprise if this also proves a key factor in this encounter, as the Blues likely grow more dominant as this contest goes on and West Ham tire. Away from home, Chelsea are resilient, well-drilled and full of goals, standing them in good stead to pick up another crucial three points in this one.
Tip: CHELSEA TO WIN