West Ham travel to Stamford Bridge for a vital clash against Chelsea in the Premier League, this weekend.

Chelsea will be looking to turn their draws into wins and the Hammers will be hoping to continue their good run of form against the top teams this season.

The Blues have drawn five of their last six Premier League games at home and will look to add a few wins to their tally now. It has been a disappointing season for the Premier League champions and they will be aiming for a strong finish to it.

West Ham are still in the race for a top four finish and Saturday’s London derby against Chelsea could have a major impact on their European ambitions for next season.

Chelsea are a much improved unit since the last time these two sides faced each other. The Blues will be fired up for this game after a crushing defeat against Everton.

Although West Ham’s philosophy of defending deep and hitting the opposition on the counter has worked like a charm so far, Chelsea have shown that they are defensively competent and more than capable of dealing with the likes of Payet and Antonio.

Team News

Diego Costa is suspended for this game after picking up a red card against Everton.

Belgian winger Eden Hazard is out for the next few weeks with a hip injury. John Terry is closing in on a return to fitness.

Kurt Zouma and Falcao remain absent due to injury.

As for West Ham United, Tomkins and Collins are out with injury. Bilic will have the rest of his squad fit to choose from.

Lineups

Chelsea Starting Lineup: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Cahill, Ivanovic, Kenedy; Mikel, Matic; Willian, Fabregas, Pedro; Traore

West Ham United Starting Lineup: Adrian; Antonio, Reid, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Noble, Kouyate, Lanzini; Emenike, Carroll, Payet

Key Stats

Chelsea have drawn 5 of their last 6 home matches in the Premier League.

Chelsea have kept a clean sheet in 6 of their last 8 home matches against West Ham in all competitions.

West Ham United have won their last 3 matches in the Premier League.

Prediction

The last time these two sides met, West Ham bagged the three points.

Chelsea will be desperate to avenge the defeat from earlier this season and it should be a highly competitive game between two sides who are very tough to beat at the moment.

Diego Costa and Eden Hazard will be big misses for the home side, but they have got enough to firepower to get past their opponents this weekend.

West Ham are full of confidence right now and with the sensational Dmitri Payet leading the way, they should be able to come away with at least a point from this game. A draw is very likely. Follow sobettingtips live score coverage for this match here.

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