West Ham Utd. face a trip to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge at lunchtime 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 November 2006, the Blues carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory in a Premiership match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2006/2007||Wed 18 Apr||West Ham Utd.||1 - 4||Chelsea||PREM|
|2006/2007||Sat 18 Nov||Chelsea||1 - 0||West Ham Utd.||PREM|
|2005/2006||Sun 09 Apr||Chelsea||4 - 1||West Ham Utd.||PREM|
|2005/2006||Mon 02 Jan||West Ham Utd.||1 - 3||Chelsea||PREM|
|2004/2005||Wed 27 Oct||Chelsea||1 - 0||West Ham Utd.||LGEC|
|2002/2003||Sat 03 May||West Ham Utd.||1 - 0||Chelsea||PREM|
|2002/2003||Sat 28 Sep||Chelsea||2 - 3||West Ham Utd.||PREM|
Recent respective form guides
Chelsea are unbeaten in their last six home games, but have drawn three of them. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 14 goals for the Blues, with 5 goals against.
The Hammers have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The games have constituted a decent return of 11 goals for the Hammers, and 4 goals against.
Chelsea sit in a healthy 4th in the league, and have picked up 28 points from their 14 games. West Ham Utd.'s 19 points from 13 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.
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|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
|West Ham Utd.||6||3||3||0||12||4||12|
FootyMad's prediction ...
Neither team is setting the world alight, and I think this game will result in a narrow home win for the Blues. Home win
|Chelsea||Unbeaten in the last 43 home games.|
Unbeaten run of 13 matches.
|West Ham Utd.||Undefeated in last 3 away games.|
7 games since last defeat.