FM Preview: Chelsea v West Ham United 23 Apr 2011
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 22nd April 2011
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Chelsea and West Ham United at 17:30 on 23rd April 2011 in the Premier League.
History of the Chelsea v West Ham United fixture
West Ham United face a trip to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge at tea-time on Saturday, 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 was just last season, in March 2010, when they eased past their opponents in a high-scoring 4-1 thriller, in a Premier League match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|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|
|2007/2008||Sat 01 Mar||West Ham Utd.||0 - 4||Chelsea||Premier League|
|2007/2008||Sat 01 Dec||Chelsea||1 - 0||West Ham Utd.||Premier League|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
Recent respective form guides
Chelsea have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. A total of 8 goals have been scored by the Blues in those games, with 3 conceded.
In complete contrast to Chelsea, West Ham United are having a torrid time on their travels, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the Hammers have hit 8 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Chelsea's total of 64 points from their 33 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League.
West Ham United are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premier League with a return of just 32 points from their 33 games thus far.
Current overall team form
|West Ham United||6||1||1||4||7||11||4|
For a detailed analysis of current team form guides in this or any division, click here
FootyMad's prediction ...
Hammers are in poor form away, and the FootyMad team are afraid to say this game can be passed over as a comfortable defeat against Chelsea. Home win
|Chelsea||5 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 5 .
|West Ham United||Not won in previous 4 away matches.
An overall losing run of 3 games.
No win in the 5 most recent games.
For a detailed analysis of current team sequences throughout the leagues, click here