It’s a derby day for Chelsea on Saturday and another big game in the race for a crucial top 4 spot. West Ham vs Chelsea will be a game to watch on matchday 33 as the Blues will be looking to pull three points clear off the Hammers in the race for a top-four finish.
West Ham vs Chelsea Team News (via Sky Sports)
West Ham: The Hammers are without Craig Dawson through suspension, while Declan Rice and Michail Antonio are still out injured and Aaron Cresswell and Arthur Masuaku are doubts.
Chelsea: The Blues will only be missing Mateo Kovacic, who’s out through a hamstring issue.
Stats To Know In West Ham vs Chelsea Encounter (via Opta)
- Chelsea is looking to achieve their eighth Premier League double over West Ham, something they’ve achieved against only 4 other sides.
- West Ham has won three of their last five home league games against Chelsea (D1 L1).
- Chelsea is unbeaten in all nine of their away games under Thomas Tuchel in all competitions (W7 D2).
- West Ham’s Jesse Lingard has scored in each of his last five Premier League appearances for the Hammers
Chelsea Predicted XI: Mendy, Azpilicueta, Silva, Rudiger, Hudson-Odoi, Jorginho, Kante, Chilwell, Mount, Pulisic, Havertz.
Thomas Tuchel (via Chelsea FC): “I expect from them that they fight in a sporting way to be in the top four. They have had an extraordinary season.
“We expect a tough match. West Ham are a team that is very strong, relies on counter-attacks and relies on their solidarity and discipline in defence, which is the basis for very dangerous counter-attacking side, which they are.
“We have to control the match, reduce ball losses, close the spaces intelligently before counter-attacks can start, and give away as few set-pieces as possible. That’s the plan. There are a lot of things to do and it’s a big challenge tomorrow.”