Chelsea vs West Ham United Preview, Predictions, Lineups, Team News

Chelsea vs West Ham United
English Premier League, England
Date: Monday, 8th April 2019
Kick off at: 19.00 GMT
Venue: Stamford Bridge, London, England

Continuing their battle  for that top four place in Premier League, Chelsea are gunning for victory on Monday. Maurizio Sarri’s side are setting themselves up for an interesting battle against West Ham United.

Chelsea vs West Ham United Possible Lineups

Here are the possible lineups for both teams as they gear up for this Monday night Premier League battle.  Let’s take a look at the potential lineups and formation that they could be setting up to help them getting all three points.

Chelsea

Expected Formation: 4-3-3

Probable Lineups: Kepa(g);Azpilicueta, Luiz, Rudiger, Emerson(def);Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic(mid);Hudson Odoi, Higuain, Hazard(att).

West Ham United

Expected Formation: 4-2-3-1

Probable Lineups: Fabianski(g);Frederiks, Diop, Ogbonna, Cresswell(def);Noble, Rice(mid);Antonio, Snodgrass, Lanzini(att mid); Hernandez(att).

Recent Form

Before heading into this Monday Premier League encounter, both teams have already been involved in several other games. Let’s check out the latest results that they have been getting to have an idea about their current form.

Chelsea

Recent form in all competition (last five matches): DWLWW

The Blues are still looking for more consistency, though they were able to win their last two fixtures. After beating Cardiff City in a controversial manner, The Blues stomping Brighton 3-0.

Those victories keeping Sarri’s team in pace to challenge for that top four finish. Another win on Monday could temporarily put them in that Champions League zone.

West Ham United

Recent form in all competition (last five matches) :LWLWL

The Hammers also struggling for consistency as they lose three and only won two out of their last five games. Manuel Pellegrini’s side last match ended in a disappointing 2-0 defeat against Everton.

That lack of consistency could cost them on Monday as Chelsea are hungry for victory. West Ham must be able to improve their performance and get their act straight if they are keen on getting something at Stamford Bridge.

Team News

Chelsea

Sarri still doesn’t have any major injury concern for his regular first team squad. Although there are some Although there are some names who are doubtful for this early week day fixture.

Marcos Alonso, Pedro along with Ruben Loftus-Cheeck are in doubt, but could still feature from the bench. Those names are yet to fully recover from their problems, but could still be on the team.

West Ham United

The Hammers have more problems when it comes to injuries as some important  names are ruled out. Andriy Yarmolenko, Jack Wilshere, Andy Carroll, Samir Nasri and Carlos Sanchez are all reported injured.

There’s also uncertainties regarding Marko Arnautovic, and Felipe Anderson availabilities. Manuel Lanzini along with Javier Hernandez will be the key figure up front to lead West Ham’s attack.

Head to Head Records:

The last five meetings between both teams have surprisingly been in favor of West Ham with two wins, two draws and only one defeat.

Their last matchup at Stamford Bridge happened on April 8 2018, which ended in a goalless draw.

Match Prediction

Battling West Ham won’t be an easy task for Sarri’s men as they must put on a good display. Playing at home might help The Blues getting that needed three points on Monday.

West Ham certainly won’t give up easily as they also keen in getting points for their success. Chelsea remain as favorite to take all three points, but they must remain cautious against The Hammers.

Final Score: 1-1

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