class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>Struggling for results in recent matches, Al Hain-Cole expects the Blues to endure more frustration against Moyes' in-form side at Stamford Bridge
Chelsea will be determined to get back to winning ways when they welcome West Ham to Stamford Bridge for Monday’s Premier League clash.
Franks Lampard’s men have fallen off the pace in the league after consecutive defeats against Wolves and Everton, bringing an end to their nine-match unbeaten streak.
Chelsea vs West Ham Latest Odds
Having won nine and lost just one of their last 12 league games on home turf, they are 9/20 (1.45) favourites with bet365 to return to form with a much-needed victory.
However, the Hammers have won three and lost just one of their last six meetings with this opposition, and are available at 11/2 (6.50) to leapfrog them all the way into the top six by coming out on top for the third encounter in a row.
Two of the hosts’ last three home games have resulted in draws, and you can get odds of 15/4 (4.75) on them being forced to settle for a single point yet again.
Chelsea vs West Ham Team News
Reece James is unlikely to feature after being diagnosed with a knee injury, while Hakim Ziyech and Callum Hudson-Odoi will face late fitness tests.
Aaron Cresswell, Fabian Balbuena, Jarrod Bowen and Michail Antonio are all doubtful for the guests, with Arthur Masuaku definitely ruled out.
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Chelsea vs West Ham Preview
While the Blues are struggling to live up to the expectations placed on them after an expensive summer spending spree, their opponents are doing better than anyone had predicted.
Hardly a popular appointment on his return to the club, David Moyes has got the team looking well-drilled and dangerous in attack – having lost to only Liverpool and Manchester United in the last 11 league fixtures.
Considering their strong record against their London rivals in recent seasons, West Ham will be confident of coming away with at least a point for the sixth meeting in seven between the sides.
Chelsea vs West Ham Tips and Predictions
Indeed, odds of 13/8 (2.63) seem generous on an out-of-form Chelsea failing to win for their fourth match in a row in all competitions given the strength of the opposition and results in recent encounters.
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