West Ham vs Chelsea
English Premier League
Date: Sunday, 23rd September 2018
Kick-off at 13:30 UK/ 14:30 CET
Venue: Olympic Stadium (London).
The Hammers will be hosting The Blues at a time when they have rejuvenated their team form and overall performance. We all can attest to the fact that they have had their worst start, having been defeated in 4 consecutive matches of the played 5 games.
Well, they were lucky to bounce back in their last EPL fixture against Everton. This was a surprise since nothing earlier indicated that they were the favorites to scoop a win in that away matchup.
Certainly, this home game will not be easy for them, even as they play form their home ground. They are facing a stronger and more focused side. Pellegrini will be missing four of his players who are out with injury. These are Winston Reid, Jack Wilshere, Manuel Lanzini and Andy Carroll. This implies that the home team may lack substitute options for crucial positions, which will only be music to the ears of their opponent.
The Blues are traveling at a time they are in their best form. They are currently enjoying dominance in the league having clinched 5 consecutive victories. This is in addition to the fact that they won a UEFA Europa League fixture on Thursday night against Greece giants, PAOK.
Chelsea is focused and will not stop at the fact that this is an away game. They will certainly want to demonstrate their might against the home side by bagging the 3 points in this one. However, they should avoid an overconfident approach since they are facing are-awoken West Ham.
Source : leaguelane.com