Premier League 2022-23 : Chelsea vs West Ham Match Preview and Lineups

Chelsea vs West Ham
GAME Chelsea vs West Ham
DATE 11/02/2023
TIME 06:00 PM (Indian Standard Time)
ARENA London Stadium
LEAGUE Premier League

Match Preview of Chelsea vs West Ham

The 120th meeting between West Ham United and Chelsea will take place at the London Stadium on Saturday lunchtime when the two sides face off in the Premier League.

While the Hammers are seeking to claim back-to-back home wins for the first time since October, the Blues are hoping to avoid an eighth successive away game without a victory.

After ending 2022 in disappointing fashion with six defeats in seven matches across all competitions, West Ham have since turned their fortunes around in the New Year, winning three and drawing two of their opening six games in 2023.

Five points have been accumulated in their first four Premier League games this year – as many as in their previous eight fixtures – and recent results have seen David Moyes's side climb out of the relegation zone.

Indeed, a 2-0 home win over fellow strugglers Everton was followed by a hard-fought 1-1 draw away at Champions League hopefuls Newcastle United last weekend, with club-record signing Lucas Paqueta netting just his second goal of the season to cancel out Callum Wilson's opener.

West Ham, who currently sit 17th in the table and just one point above the drop zone, are now preparing for back-to-back London derbies against Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur, but coming out on top against city rivals has proven challenging for the Hammers in recent years.

Our Predicted Lineups

Chelsea possible starting lineup:Arrizabalaga; James, Thiago Silva, Badiashile, Cucurella; Gallagher, Fernandez, Mount; Madueke, Havertz, Mudryk

West Ham possible starting lineup: starting lineup:Fabianski; Johnson, Ogbonna, Aguerd; Coufal, Rice, Paqueta, Emerson; Benrahma, Bowen; Antonio

Who will win the match?

We say: West Ham United 1-1 Chelsea. West Ham could end the weekend inside the relegation zone if they fail to claim maximum points on Saturday, while Chelsea could find themselves in the bottom half of the table should they fail to come out on top at the London Stadium, so both sides will be determined to win this intriguing contest. Considering the two teams have struggled to find their shooting boots this term, a low-scoring affair could be on the cards, and we feel that the spoils will be shared on this occasion.

Post a Comment

Previous Post Next Post