FootyMAD's Chelsea match preview

Last updated : 30 November 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Chelsea v West Ham United fixture

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.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Wed 18 AprWest Ham Utd.1 - 4ChelseaPREM
2006/2007Sat 18 NovChelsea1 - 0West Ham Utd.PREM
2005/2006Sun 09 AprChelsea4 - 1West Ham Utd.PREM
2005/2006Mon 02 JanWest Ham Utd.1 - 3ChelseaPREM
2004/2005Wed 27 OctChelsea1 - 0West Ham Utd.LGEC
2002/2003Sat 03 MayWest Ham Utd.1 - 0ChelseaPREM
2002/2003Sat 28 SepChelsea2 - 3West 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:PWDLFAP
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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

Sequence statistics:
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.