Declan Rice

Chelsea are gearing up for another important Premier League match tomorrow evening, after out-foxing Manchester City in their last league outing.

Many will be looking to partake in some football betting ahead of this big match up between one side looking to qualify for Champions League football, and the other merely fighting for their Premier League survival.

West Ham are currently joint second from bottom in the league and are only just out of the relegation zone on goal difference.

The run in will be super important for their short-term future, making this game all so crucial.

They face Chelsea, who have won three games out of three since the return of football and are looking to carry on with some great momentum built.

This game will provide a fantastic opportunity for Chelsea to pursue one of their transfer targets by helping relegate West Ham.

The Sun reported this week that Chelsea are interested in signing their versatile England international Declan Rice, although West Ham would not be keen on selling.

But of course, if the club get relegated, then it is highly unlikely that Rice will stay and play in the Championship, thus making him easier for Chelsea to attain.

Chelsea have been linked with Rice for sometime and he was of course a player that started his career in The Blues academy, so there is a real connection here. I have actually changed my mind on having Rice at Chelsea, after being quite vocal about not needing him before.

There is also the fact that Rice started his career as a centre back and has been playing there on a few occasions for West Ham this season.

Chelsea could certainly use a centre back with some leadership qualities, which is exactly what Rice brings you.

Frank Lampard’s squad are missing that defender who organises the back line and reads the game well, with none of Lampard’s four current options really standing out.

But regardless of the transfer links, West Ham will be a very tough team to beat for Chelsea tomorrow evening, and Lampard is expected to field a strong starting line up once again.

N’Golo Kante has played all three games in that lone holding midfielder role and is expected to continue there tomorrow.

Whilst Tammy Abraham, Ross Barkley, Mateo Kovacic, and Kurt Zouma all staked solid claims for a starting place tomorrow evening with their influential performances against Leicester City over the weekend.

Kepa Arrizabalaga is likely to return between the sticks, and Christian Pulisic will be looking to start his fourth game in a row after becoming a hugely important player for Lampard.

It’s a must-win for both teams.

 

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Kayode
Kayode
2 months ago

He will be a good signing

Akpan Idongesit
Akpan Idongesit
2 months ago

A win over westham is as important as securing a UCL place and i think the manager and the players are ready for the London derby. Common Blues we can do it cos winning is our aim