Chelsea will be looking to stretch their advantage at the top of the Premier League table to four points when they travel to West Ham United on Saturday afternoon.
WEST HAM RESULTS, STATS, SQUAD
West Ham has won seven, drawn three, and lost four of their 14 Premier League matches this season to collect 24 points, which has left them in the fourth position in the table. They were on the verge of securing a huge three points at home to Brighton on Wednesday after Tomas Soucek opened the scoring in the first half, only for Neal Maupay to come up with an 89th-minute leveller for the Seagulls. David Moyes’s team are now without a victory in their last three premier league encounters. Defender Angelo Ogbonna is ruled out with an injury. Aaron Cresswell is a major doubt for the hosts.
CHELSEA RESULTS, STATS, SQUAD
Chelsea responded to a frustrating 1-1 draw against Manchester United with a hard-fought 2-1 win over Watford. Mason Mount opened the scoring in the first half before Emmanuel Dennis equalised for the hosts. Hakim Ziyech’s effort in the 72nd minute proved to be the difference between the two sides and ensured that the Blues would remain top of the premier league table. The Blues are now unbeaten in eight Premier League games and that 1-0 loss at home to Manchester City remains their only league defeat of the season. Mateo Kovacic, Trevor Chalobah, and Ben Chilwell are ruled out with injuries. Reece James and N’Golo Kante remain major doubts for the visitors.
WEST HAM VS CHELSEA STATS, ODDS, PREDICTION
Thomas Tuchel’s side has the best defensive record in the top flight but three of the six goals they have conceded this season have come in their last four outings, showing signs their previously impenetrable defence is slipping. BTTS has come through in six of West Ham’s last seven premier league games. With West Ham scoring in 18 of their 21 competitive games this season, including every home league match, we are backing BTTS at the London stadium.
ACCUMULATOR TIP: BTTS
ANYTIME GOALSCORER: ROMELU LUKAKU