Chelsea vs West Ham
England – Premier League
Date: Monday, 8th April 2019
Kick-off at 20.00 UK/ 21.00 CET
Venue: Stamford Bridge (London).
Six match-days remain in the Premier League, and four of the top six teams are separated by just three points, in pursuit of an appearance in the Champions League. Chelsea is currently in the fifth spot – ergo, a Europa League position, and has the same points as Arsenal who occupies the final Champions League ticket. But the Gunners have a game in hand, and this puts the Blues under pressure.
West Ham has been going through some terrible away form, and this saw them being bundled out of the FA Cup by a lower division team. The struggle has been so intense, that they failed to score a single goal in five of their last seven road trips. One of the times that they scored during this stretch was against AFC Wimbledon, in the domestic cup – a game which West Ham lost.
Chelsea vs West Ham Head-to-head (h2h)
- 17 of the last 21 wins belong to Chelsea.
- West Ham last recorded a win at this venue 17 years back.
- Six of the last eight encounters at this city saw Chelsea scoring two or more goals.
- West Ham failed to score in four of their last seven visits to the Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea vs West Ham Prediction
Chelsea needs this win, or risk their Champions League dream, for which they have been working hard all season. They sit just below Arsenal, in the fifth spot, who has a game in hand. With just 18 points remaining to play for, not much time is available to make up for potential mistakes.
H2h games surely pick the Blues as the victor. They have recorded 17 of the last 21 wins, and have been unbeaten at home since 2002. Also, six of the last eight meetings at this venue saw the hosts scoring two or more goals, while West Ham failed to find the back of the net in four of their last seven visits.
Importantly, Chelsea was unbeaten in 23 of their last 25 home ties, whereas, their counterparts are winless in their last straight seven away ties. They have also conceded two or more in five of their last seven road trips. Finally, West Ham is under no obligation to perform, since they are already safe, and Europe is out of bounds for them. Expect a dominating win for Chelsea.
Chelsea vs West Ham Betting Tips
Half Time Result: Chelsea to Win @ 1.80 (4/5)
Chelsea to Score in the First Half @ 1.44 (4/9).