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

West Ham could leapfrog Chelsea in the Premier League table if they beat the Blues at Stamford Bridge this weekend.

However, the club’s chances of finishing in the European places look rather slim. They are four points adrift of 7th-place Newcastle, having played a game more, while Sunday’s opponents are also two points ahead.

David Moyes‘ side need to win all three remaining fixtures and hope that their closest rivals slip up more than once in the closing weeks of the campaign.

In terms of team news, Konstantinos Mavropanos is expected to face a late fitness test, having missed the last three matches versus Bayer Leverkusen, Crystal Palace and Liverpool. Fellow centre-back Nayef Aguerd is currently sidelined with an ankle injury and he is a major doubt for the Chelsea fixture. Youngster George Earthy could return following a concussion.

West Ham’s predicted XI to face Chelsea

Areola, Coufal, Zouma, Ogbonna, Emerson, Soucek, Alvarez, Paqueta, Bowen, Antonio, Kudus

Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino has a very lengthy injury list to contend with. Levi Colwill (toe) and Christopher Nkunku (hamstring) are both back in full training so they could be named in the matchday squad. Raheem Sterling (back), Robert Sanchez (knee), Reece James and Lesley Ugochukwu (both hamstring) are nearing their comebacks but they remain doubts for the weekend.

Axel Disasi (knock), Carney Chukwuemeka (knee), Thiago Silva (groin), Ben Chilwell (knee), Enzo Fernandez (hernia), Malo Gusto (knee), Romeo Lavia (thigh) and Wesley Fofana (ACL) are all on the treatment table.

Chelsea’s Predicted XI:

Petrovic, Gilchrist, Chalobah, Badiashile, Cucurella, Caicedo, Palmer, Gallagher, Madueke, Jackson, Mudryk

Betting Odds for Chelsea v West Ham:

The bookmakers have made the Blues the favourites to secure the three points on Sunday, with Unibet currently pricing them at 13/20 odds-on to win.

A draw is 15/4 with Betway while a victory for the Hammers is 4/1 at 888 Sport.

Predicted Score – 1-1

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.