West Ham vs Chelsea – Premier League – Match Preview and Betting Tips

West Ham will face mighty Chelsea this Saturday afternoon at 15:00 BST home at Upton Park in a match between the current bottom and top. The task will be more than overwhelming for struggling West Ham, and the question might be, by how much they will lose to the defending champions.

Read the match preview for West Ham vs Chelsea below and get the latest team news, betting tips and prediction.

West Ham Team News

Both Victor Obinna and Lars Jacobson will likely make their debut for troubled West Ham this Saturday and could turn out to be much needed reinforcements against strong Chelsea. In addition West Ham will have Robert Green and Valon Behrami back again, while Danny Gabbidon and Thomas Hitzlsperger are rated doubtful. Among players definitely out are Collison, Hines and Kurucz, which all have knee problems.

Chelsea Team News

Chelsea will have to do without Frank Lampard, who has not fully recovered from his hernia surgery. Other injured players count Ivanovic and Bosingwa, who are missing the game with back and knee problems respectively. On the positive side Chelsea will their captain John Terry back after his recovery from a hamstring strain. Among other players fit start again are Gael Kakuta and Ramies, who will both be included in the squad.

Match Preview

The odds are against West Ham today, but last season they did manage a 1-1 draw in the same fixture at home. This said Chelsea is looking stronger than ever before with three wins and 14 goals, which make them 22 goals and 9 points better than West Ham so far.

West Ham manager Avram Grant is not only facing a major task, but also his former club today and will have to make changes. With his sides torrid start to the season, he must try to help his psychologically challenged squad and give them back some confidence. However only one goal so far in Premier League and no points, make it hard to believe in West Ham.

Especially considering today’s opponent Chelsea. Riding on their great finish last season, they have now scored incredible 32 goals without conceding in the league, which make them the major favorite today and for the title.

Betting Tip and Match Prediction

Our betting tip will be Chelsea to win by 2 goals or more at odds 1.91 at William Hill Sport

Bottom plays top in London and the result should be given beforehand. It is hard to find any arguments supporting West Ham today, although they managed a 1-1 draw last season and can play freely without pressure. Our match prediction will be a comfortable win for Chelsea with at least two goals, which can be played at a very far price of 1.91 at the moment.

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