Chelsea head to the Olympic Stadium in the early kick-off on Saturday to face a struggling West Ham side in the Premier League.

The Hammers recently appointed David Moyes, and he will be looking for his first home win since his takeover with the London side.

However, the sides have contrasting forms in recent weeks with the Hammers unable to secure a victory, unlike visitors Chelsea, who have come out victorious in four out of their last six games in all competitions.

But West Ham showed their capabilities against table-toppers Manchester City last weekend, after holding on for the majority of the game until City’s quality told and snatched all three points away from the Hammers.

Team News

West Ham could be without youngster Declan Rice after he suffered from flu in the build up to the game, so a late call will be made.

Cheikhou Kouyate and Michail Antonio are also doubts, with Andy Carroll and Javier Hernandez both out of the London derby this Saturday, leaving manager David Moyes restricted in his options for selection.

Antonio Conte is still without David Luiz, and Danny Drinkwater also picked up an illness so will miss the derby clash.

Michy Batshuayi returned during the week for the senior side and the development squad and scored twice on Thursday against MK Dons.

Prediction

Chelsea in recent weeks have been unstoppable with Eden Hazard at the forefront of the brilliance. The away side are lacking confidence and the home faithful will be itching that Moyes will secure his first win in the derby, and they’ll be sure to get behind their side in a huge game.

But Conte’s Chelsea side have produced masterclasses away from home, and just like last year, they punished the Hammers and it could turn out to be the same.

With potentially no recognised centre-forward available for West Ham, they are going to find it extremely challenging to get past a resilient Chelsea defence, and not only that, deny the Blues from scoring themselves.

Prediction: West Ham 0-2 Chelsea

 

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