For many years, the game between Chelsea Football Club (5th place, 63 points) and West Ham United (11th, 42 points) was called “District Line Derby” as Upton Park made its way straight from Stamford Bridge (Fulham Station) Broadway) with the London Tube. Since the Hammers moved to London Stadium, the route from west to east in the metropolis was no longer possible directly with the “green line”. Nevertheless, both clubs have remained rivals, even though the Blues and Hammers have barely measured themselves at eye level in recent years. While Chelsea continue to fight for Champions League participation this season and are in the Europa League quarter-finals, West Ham will once again end a season in the table midfield. Accordingly, Chelsea is against West Ham according to odds and prediction of bookmakers and experts favorite for a home win.
Football Betting Prediction Chelsea vs West Ham
Chelsea have lost three London derbies at home (9-4-3) over the past four seasons, more than they had previously accumulated in eleven seasons (34-13-3). However, since December 1994, Chelsea lost no Premier League match on a Monday (11-3-0). The bankruptcy was then with 2: 3 against Manchester United. West Ham won four of the last five London Derby Premier League games (a draw) after the East Londoners have previously been without a win in eight capital derbies (0-5-3). Chelsea had problems in the last race, but could rely largely on home strength. So at Chelsea vs West Ham our tip is “1/1”.
Chelsea – Statistics & Current Form
Last weekend in Cardiff, the chants of the Chelsea fans “We want Sarri out” were clearly audible. Although the Blues triumphed thanks to the kind help of Referee Pawson 2-1 in relegation-threatened promoted, yet the relationship between fans and coach remains undercooled. The predictable tactics, staffing and consistent disengagement of young players like Hudson-Odoi (scoring four goals and five blues in nine starting eleven sets) over much of the season was a thorn in the side of the fans. Soberly, Chelsea have overrun at the start of the season, but London are currently six more in the league than last season after 32 laps. A direct attack on the top could not be expected after the weak year under Conte and the meager transfer summer. However, Conte won the championship in the first year and the FA Cup in the second. The claims at Chelsea are high and the fans are spoiled for success. The only title chance this year is the Europa League. If this succeeds, Sarri could kill two birds with one stone. Chelsea would qualify for the premier class and the Italian coach could hold a trophy in the air. Theoretically, a top four placement over the league is possible. In the four-man battle between Tottenham, Arsenal, Man United and the Blues a reliable prediction is currently almost impossible.
With the two tough away games in Liverpool and Manchester United in front of the chest, but Chelsea is not necessarily favorite on one of the two coveted seats. On Monday night, however, the blues are very much a favorite. At Chelsea vs. West Ham, our prediction shares the view of bookmakers who, according to odds, are also likely to win at home. No team conceded less goals this season at home in the Premier League than the Blues (ten). Only Arsenal and Man United (both goals) scored more than once at Stamford Bridge. The Blues lost only one home game this season (10-5-1) and played in the past ten matches at home seven times to zero. Therefore Chelsea Vs. West Ham our tip “1/1”. Eden Hazard was directly involved in 16 of the 32 Blues Premier League home goals this season (nine goals, seven assists). In his last nine home games, there were nine goals (4-5). Overall, Hazard was responsible for 47 percent of all 55 Chelsea scores (14-12) – the highest value in the league. Olivier Giroud scored nine goals in his eleven league games against West Ham (six goals, three assists).
Best goalscorers in the Premier League:
🏆 14 goals: Eden Hazard
🏆 8 goals: Pedro
🏆 5 goals: Ruben Loftus-Cheek
Expected formation of Chelsea:
↳ Arrizabalaga; Alonso, Luiz, Rüdiger, Azpilicueta; Barkley, Jorginho, Ridge; Hazard, Higuain, Pedro
↳ Coach: Maurizio Sarri
Last matches of Chelsea:
⚽️ 03.04.2019 – Chelsea Vs. Brighton & Hove Albion 3: 0 (Premier League)
⚽️ 31.03.2019 – Cardiff City vs. Chelsea 1: 2 (Premier League)
⚽️ 17.03.2019 – Everton Vs. Chelsea 2: 0 (Premier League)
⚽️ 14.03.2019 – Dynamo Kiev vs. Chelsea 0: 5 (Europa League)
⚽️ 10.03.2019 – Chelsea Vs. Wolverhampton 1: 1 (Premier League)
West Ham – Statistics & Current Form
West Ham lost five of the past six away games in the Premier League and remained unbeaten in all defeats. Not necessarily the best sign for the guest appearance on Monday night at Stamford Bridge. Correspondingly, at Chelsea v West Ham the prediction for good odds on our part is “1/1”. In the past few weeks, only the home performances have given warm feelings to the Hammers fans, before this series also broke last weekend and the Hammers lost after a very weak performance deserved 0-2 against Everton. However, West Ham have been unbeaten in 17 Premier League matches this season, with Hammers scoring (12-5-0). The final defeat with their own goal West Ham won in August with a 1: 3 at Arsenal. West Ham have scored 17 Premier League away games against the established top six non-winning teams (0-6-11) since the start of the 2015/16 season, with consecutive wins at Arsenal, Liverpool and Man City.
Making a goal on Monday night does not make such numbers any more likely. This also shows the odds of various betting sites at Chelsea vs West Ham. The Mexican Javier Hernandez, however, has a really good series when it comes to Chelsea. Chicharito has met Chelsea in each of his past four Premier League away games. Only four players scored in the top English league in five away games in a row against a counterpart: Dion Dublin and Robert Pires against Tottenham, Alan Shearer against Leeds and Ruud van Nistelrooy against Newcastle. Manuel Pellegrini is hopeful to have Ryan Fredericks, Felipe Anderson, Marko Arnautovic and Samir Nasri available for the Stamford Bridge’s stint. The injured Carlos Sánchez, Andriy Yarmolenko, Jack Wilshere, Andy Carroll and Winston Reid play no role.
Best goalscorers in the Premier League:
🏆 8 goals: Felipe Anderson
🏆 7 goals: Javier Hernandez
🏆 7 goals: Marko Arnautovic
Expected formation of West Ham:
↳ Fabianski; Cresswell, Ogbonna, Diop, Fredericks; Rice, Noble; Anderson, Lanzini, Antonio; Hernandez
↳ Coach: Manuel Pellegrini
Last matches of West Ham:
⚽️ 30.03.2019 – West Ham vs. Everton 0: 2 (Premier League)
⚽️ 16.03.2019 – West Ham vs. Huddersfield Town 4: 3 (Premier League)
⚽️ 09.03.2019 – Cardiff City vs. West Ham 2: 0 (Premier League)
⚽️ 02.03.2019 – West Ham vs. Newcastle 2: 0 (Premier League)
⚽️ 27.02.2019 – Manchester City vs. West Ham 1: 0 (Premier League)
Chelsea vs West Ham Direct Comparison
Head-to-Head: 49 wins Chelsea – 22 draws – 40 wins West Ham United (111 competitive games)
Chelsea have lost none of the past twelve Premier League home games against West Ham (8-4-0). The last home defeat against the Hammers came in September 2002. Nevertheless, West Ham have been unbeaten in three Premier League matches against the Blues (1-2-0). Last time a longer series in the “District Line Derby” had the Hammers between March 1998 and March 2000 (five games) show. The first leg at London Stadium ended 0-0 in September.
Chelsea vs West Ham Our Best Betting Prediction
Whether West Hams advantage, unlike Chelsea to have had a week off play on Monday, seems questionable. Chelsea are home strong, losing just one game to home fans in this league season, and have not conceded in seven of the past ten home games. West Ham, meanwhile, lost five of their last six matches away from home and scored no goals.
Key Facts – Chelsea vs West Ham tip
⭐️ Chelsea conceded only one Premier League home defeat this season (10-5-1)
⭐️ West Ham win six league away games (0-1-5)
⭐️ Chelsea lost none of the past 13 home games (cross-competition) against West Ham
No big surprise, then, that the hosts are favorites for a home threesome. Between Chelsea and West Ham, our prediction also recommends a goal on the blues. We assume that the blues will lead both at halftime and win the game.
Betting Prediction: 1/1