Chelsea V West Ham: Match Preview, Predicted XI And Betting Odds

Chelsea V West Ham: Match Preview, Predicted XI And Betting Odds

West Ham may feel they are coming up against Chelsea at exactly the right time, after the Blues put in a wretched performance against Arsenal midweek.

The Hammers do have their own distractions with the Europa League but, after having a full week to prepare for this game, David Moyes’ side should be ready for the trip to Stamford Bridge.

In terms of team news, Kurt Zouma (ankle), Angelo Ogbonna (knee) and Issa Diop (ankle) have been ruled out.

West Ham’s Predicted XI To Play Chelsea:

Fabianski, Coufal, Alese, Dawson, Cresswell, Soucek, Lanzini, Rice, Bowen, Antonio, Fornals

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has five fitness concerns heading into tomorrow’s game. Andreas Christensen (knock) is a major doubt, while Antonio Rudiger (groin), Mateo Kovacic (ankle), Callum Hudson-Odoi (Achilles) and Ben Chilwell (knee) are all unavailable.

Chelsea’s Predicted XI:

Mendy, James, Azpilicueta, Silva, Chalobah, Alonso, Jorginho, Kante, Mount, Havertz, Werner

The bookmakers have made the Blues the favourites with Bet 365 currently pricing them at 11/20 for the win. A draw is 17/5 with Unibet while a victory for the Hammers is 11/2 at Coral.

Predicted Score – 2-2

David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.