West Ham United vs. Chelsea: Premier League – Match Preview

Chelsea will look to extend their 100% start to the season when they travel to face West Ham United.

West Ham United earned their first points of the campaign last weekend as they eased to a 3-1 win at Everton.

New signing Andriy Yarmolenko scored twice, with the impressive Marko Arnautovic also scoring.

Chelsea recovered from a goal down to beat Cardiff City 4-1, with Eden Hazard scoring a hat-trick.

Willian scored the fourth and was also the match winner in Europe on Thursday as they edged past PAOK.

Premier League form: West Ham United W1 D0 L4; Chelsea W5 D0 L0
Premier League top scorers
West Ham United – Marko Arnautovic 3 goals
Chelsea – Eden Hazard 5 goals

Match history
West Ham United took four points off Chelsea last season, including a 1-0 win at the Olympic Stadium.

West Ham have a good recent record against the Blues, losing just twice in six.

Last five Premier League meetings
Chelsea 1 West Ham United 1 – 08/04/18
West Ham United 1 Chelsea 0 – 09/12/17
West Ham United 1 Chelsea 2 – 06/03/17
Chelsea 2 West Ham United 1 – 15/08/16
Chelsea 2 West Ham United 2 – 19/03/16

West Ham United DC – 6/4 with 888 Sport

Team news
Arnautovic is a doubt for the fixture having come off injured against Everton.

If the Austrian is fit enough to start, then they could name the same XI, with Jack Wilshere still injured.

Pedro was forced off late on in Greece and may not be risked with Willian returning to the XI.

Eden Hazard and David Luiz weren’t risked in mid-week, but both will start here.

Expected starting XI’s
West Ham United (4-3-3): Fabianski; Fredericks, Balbuena, Diop, Masuaku; Rice, Obiang, Noble; Yarmolenko, Arnautovic, Anderson
Chelsea (4-3-3): Kepa; Azpilicueta, Luiz, Rudiger, Alonso; Jorginho, Kante, Kovacic; Willian, Giroud, Hazard

Predictions

Result: Draw (7/2 with Bet 365)

Correct Score: 1-1 (8/1 with Bet 365)

Anytime Goalscorer: Eden Hazard (Evens with Betfred)

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