West Ham manager David Moyes will be hoping that his team can build on what he called “one of our best performances of the season” as they fight to avoid relegation.
Chelsea: With a 1-1 draw at St James’ Park against high-flying Newcastle on Saturday, his side has only lost one of their last six games in all competitions (W3, D2), lifting them out of the Premier League (PL) relegation zone.
The Hammers will look to build on their recent success at home, where they defeated fellow strugglers Everton 2-0 last month. Moyes, on the other hand, will be displeased to see Chelsea visit the London Stadium, as he has suffered more defeats against them than any other team, barring Arsenal.
A staggering 26 defeats in 45 games (W7, D12).
The Blues will be hoping to inflict more pain on the Scotsman, but all is not well at Stamford Bridge, where Graham Potter’s side is winless in seven games in all competitions (D3, L3), including back-to-back 0-0 draws. Even a January splurge of over £300 million has failed to improve their form, with the club’s total of 30 points from 21 Premier League fixtures ranking joint-second lowest at this stage of any season this century.
That puts Potter under a lot of pressure, especially since his 41% win record is the lowest of any permanent Chelsea manager since Glenn Hoddle was fired in 1996!.
At the very least, he has been boosted by three consecutive clean sheets (W1, D2), and a win at the London Stadium would keep the Blues in the European mix as they look to close a nine-point gap to fifth place.
West Ham goalkeeper ukasz Fabiaski has lost 14 of 21 games against Chelsea (W4, D3), conceding 42 goals! He could be attempting to stop Blues top scorer Kai Havertz, who has scored first or last in 18 of his last 23 club appearances.
West Ham have only won two of their last nine Saturday 12.30pm Premier League games (D2, L5), one of which was a 3-2 win over Chelsea in December.
Head-To-Head(West Ham vs Chelsea)
West Ham vs Chelsea, Kick-off Time and Prediction
When is West Ham vs. Chelsea?
West Ham vs. Chelsea kicks off on Saturday, February 11 at 12:30 p.m. in the United Kingdom, (1:30 p.m) GMT. The game will take place at the London Stadium.
Prediction for West Ham vs. Chelsea
After this one, Potter should have something to celebrate. While the opposition is a tough team, his team should have enough quality and improvements to win. The visitors are expected to win 2-0.