Chelsea vs West Ham United
England – Premier League
Date: Sunday, 8 April 2018
Kick-Off at 16:30 UK
Venue: Stamford Bridge (London).
Chelsea have had a turbulent couple of weeks which have seen them exit the Champions League as well as losing some crucial fixtures in the domestic affairs. The reigning champions are as many as eight points shy of the top four spots in the Premier League ladder and the Champions League football remains only a dream for Antonio Conte and his side from this perspective. A win over city rivals West Ham United will thus be an imperative for the hosts.
The Blues were in control over Tottenham Hotspur last weekend when Alvaro Morata scored his first goal after coming back from injury. Nonetheless, Conte’s side has failed to hold on 6o it allowing three at the other end to lose a very important fixture to direct rivals in the battle for the top four finish at the end of the season.
The Hammers will come into the game in much higher spirits. They’ve ended the three-loss streak in some style, bagging as many as three goals in a demolishing home victory over Southampton. David Moyes’ men have thus escaped on a five-point distance to the relegation zone. Marko Arnautovic has been enjoying a strong spell of form recently. He has notched a brace in the mentioned victory over the Saints. The Austrian winger has thus confirmed his amazing form as he has previously scored three goals in two friendlies for his national team. Given that Chelsea will be without Thibaut Courtois and David Luiz, we’d not be surprised to see the in-form Austrian continuing his excellent form with a goal here.
Chelsea vs West Ham United: Head-to-head
Chelsea only lead the head to head tie by four wins ahead of their 96th encounter with West Ham United.
The Hammers stunned Chelsea 1-0 when the teams met in this term of the Premier League in December last year.
West Ham have win two of last three clashes with the Blues.
Chelsea vs West Ham United: Prediction
Chelsea are set as massive favourites by the bookies here, but we honestly don’t understand why. They will come into this in awful spirits and they’ve lost two of last three H2H encounters with the Hammers.
Furthermore, their counterparts have demolished Southampton 3-0 last weekend. The value is massive in backing the Hammers to win at the sky-high 12.00 odds.
You can also try with the red-hot Marko Arnautovic to score anytime for the visitors at 4.33.
Chelsea vs West Ham United: Bet Tips
West Ham United to win @ 12.00
Marko Arnautovic to score anytime @ 4.33