FM Preview: Chelsea v West Ham United 16 Mar 2013

Last updated : 15 March 2013 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Chelsea v West Ham United fixture

West Ham United face a trip to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Hammers will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Stamford Bridge was was two seasons ago, in April 2011, with Chelsea running out comfortable 3-0 winners in a Premier League match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2012/2013 Sat 01 Dec West Ham Utd. 3 - 1 Chelsea Premier League
2010/2011 Sat 23 Apr Chelsea 3-0 West Ham Utd. Premier League
2010/2011 Sat 11 Sep West Ham Utd. 1 - 3 Chelsea Premier League
2009/2010 Sat 13 Mar Chelsea 4 - 1 West Ham Utd. Premier League
2009/2010 Sun 20 Dec West Ham Utd. 1 - 1 Chelsea Premier League
2008/2009 Sat 25 Apr West Ham Utd. 0 - 1 Chelsea Premier League
2008/2009 Sun 14 Dec Chelsea 1 - 1 West Ham Utd. Premier League

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Recent respective form guides

Chelsea have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 13 goals for the Blues, with 6 goals against.

In complete contrast to Chelsea, West Ham United are having a torrid time on their travels, chalking up just 1 victory, with 5 defeats, from the last six. While the Hammers have hit 4 goals, 14 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Chelsea's total of 52 points from their 27 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League.

West Ham United see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 33 points from their 27 games played so far,

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Chelsea 6 3 2 1 15 8 11
West Ham United 6 2 1 3 6 11 7

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FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Blues, as the Hammers have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Chelsea Won 4 successive home games.
5 games since last home draw.
Won their latest 3 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
West Ham United 8 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 6 outings ago.

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