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West Ham vs Chelsea Predictions, Betting Tips, and Preview

Premier League round 27

The Premier League round 27 is about to start this weekend with some interesting games coming up like Arsenal – Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur – Everton and of course the London derby Chelsea against West Ham United. In this article we highlight the game Chelsea versus West Ham United. If you are interested in predictions in other Premier League games you should really use the following tips.

Chelsea Preview

Chelsea returned to winning ways in the Premier League with a brilliant 3-1 win over Swansea City during the weekend. Even though this was only the third victory in the last five league games, manager Antonio Conte has seen his team open up a 10-point advantage in the Premier League. Our next match is against rivals West Ham, who are expected to pose tough competition according to football predictions, at their new London stadium. It is a game that starts a run of several key matches against Manchester United in the FA Cup and Manchester City in the league.

West Ham Preview

West Ham United come into the match on the back of two into the last five games. They have probably been one of the most inconsistent teams in the Premier League this season. While they are capable of being hammered 5-1 by Arsenal, West Ham can turn around the result with a 2-2 draw against Liverpool. Since losing Dimitri Payet, though, the club has been on an excellent run of form with only one defeat in the last six league matches.

Key Players to Watch

Three players are likely to be extremely crucial in the match:

Eden Hazard – Eden Hazard has been a player reborn this season. Even though he may not have set the goal scoring charts on fire, the Belgian has 10 goals and four assists in 24 league appearances. He has been solid and has produced the goods whenever required. Hazard has contributed six goals – three goals and three assists – against West Ham in his eight league appearances.

Diego Costa – After ending his goal drought in the FA Cup game against Wolves, the 28-year-old went on to score his first league goal since January 22 in the 3-1 win against Swansea. Costa may no longer lead the Premier League goal scoring charts, but he is a player who scores when momentum is on his side.

Pedro – Pedro has been the best player at Chelsea in 2017 by a huge margin. The 29-year-old has scored a remarkable seven goals and has had three assists in the last 10 games across all competitions. He has also impressed a lot with his ability to play in a variety of positions – including left wingback.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Chelsea’s away form has been less than spectacular in recent weeks with only two wins in the last five games. The blues have especially performed poorly in the away matches against London rivals like Arsenal and Tottenham. A glimmer of hope maybe West Ham’s average home record in the last five games. Slaven Bilic’s team has managed only two wins in the last five home matches. This game is tough when it comes to predicting a winner, but there are many sites that help you always stay up to date with all your favourite teams, games and best sports betting offers. Yet, they have managed a win against us earlier in the season the EFL Cup. I would opt for a double chance between a West Ham win or Chelsea win.

Five out of the last six meetings between West Ham and Chelsea in the former’s home has produced over 2.5 goals. I would back this game to witness over 2.5 goals.

West Ham or Chelsea win – 1/4

Total goals over 2.5 – 43/40