West Ham United v Chelsea preview

West Ham United v Chelsea preview

But that was against a slightly weakened Chelsea - Michy Batshuayi started - and Antonio Conte haven't really been in the business of losing league matches against teams of West Ham's calibre.

Chelsea have the opportunity to extend their lead on top of the Premier League on Monday when they take on West Ham in tonight's London stadium derby.

Winston Reid has warned that West Ham's defenders won't be able to let Diego Costa out of their sight if they want to halt Chelsea's Premier League title charge at the London Stadium on Monday.

After getting thumped 4-0 by Manchester City on February 1, the Hammers are 1-2-0 following last week's 1-1 draw with Watford.

Wards Slaven Bilic in this championship looks much worse than the previous one, and despite the fact that West Ham United on the final result of the last season, is behind by only 2 positions, we can safely talk about regression.

The big news for the Blues this week ahead of the game was that Moses has signed a new contract with the club following a tremendous season.

The good news for Chelsea is that Eden Hazard will be available despite the Belgian suffering a knock in training.

The West Ham striker has been in fine form this season and some fans have argued that he provides an "alternative option" upfront due to his aerial ability - something that the England side crave when struggling to break teams down.

While the West Ham team is not as gifted, they have their own reasons for a bit of confidence. We continued to fight and knew that the only way that we were going to get out was, basically, by sticking together and working hard. It is the same with Chelsea and the five teams chasing them.

"We have been linked with many players in the last three transfer windows, including Chelsea goalkeeper Asmir Begovic", Bilic wrote in his column for the London Evening Standard.

And, as pointed out by a few people watching the game, Kante also appeared to be dwarfed by Chelsea's (admittedly quite tall child) mascot for the night.



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