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

Chelsea can take another giant stride towards the Premier League title when they travel to face West Ham United in the Monday fixture.

West Ham United rallied to earn a 1-1 draw away at Watford last time out, despite going a goal down early on.

Andre Ayew’s first goal for the Hammers secured a point, who finished with 10 men, with Michail Antonio dismissed.

Chelsea were too strong for Swansea City last weekend to open up a 10 point lead at the top of the table.

Goals from Cesc Fabregas, Pedro and Diego Costa ensured Chelsea secured a comfortable win.

Premier League form: West Ham United W2 D2 L1; Chelsea W3 D2 L0
Premier League top scorers
West Ham United – Michail Antonio 8 goals
Chelsea – Diego Costa 16 goals

Match history
Costa scored a last minute winner as Chelsea edged past West Ham on the opening day of the league season.

West Ham got revenge by eliminating Chelsea from the EFL Cup later in the campaign.

Last five Premier League meetings
Chelsea 2 West Ham 1 – 15/08/16
Chelsea 2 West Ham 2 – 19/03/16
West Ham 2 Chelsea 1 – 24/10/15
West Ham 0 Chelsea 1 – 04/03/15
Chelsea 2 West Ham 0 – 26/12/14

Under 1.5 goals – 3/1 with Bet 365

Team news
Antonio is banned and with Andy Carroll a doubt, Ayew is likely to start up front.

Angelo Ogbonna is out, meaning Chiekhou Kouyate set to start from full-back.

Chelsea have a fully fit squad here and will name a similar XI to the one that beat Swansea.

Nemanja Matic could take the place of Cesc Fabregas in a probable change.

Expected starting XI’s
West Ham United (4-2-3-1): Randolph; Kouyate, Fonte, Reid, Cresswell; Noble, Obiang; Feghouli, Snodgrass, Lanzini; Ayew
Chelsea (3-4-3): Courtois; Azpilicueta, Luiz, Cahill; Moses, Matic, Kante, Alonso; Pedro, Costa, Hazard

Predictions

Result: Chelsea (8/13 with Paddy Power)

Correct Score: 0-1 (7/1 with Bet 365)

Anytime Goalscorer: Diego Costa (Evens with Paddy Power)

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