Chelsea vs West Ham United - Live Stream and Highlights
West Ham will face Chelsea at their home Staford Bridge on Saturday, April 23, 2011.
This is going to be one of the most interesting matches in the Premier League as West Ham are fighting for survival and Chelsea are fighting for the title against Premier League leaders, Manchester United.
Chelsea are unbeaten against West Ham in their last 12 matches in which Chelsea have won 10 and rest two are recorded as draw.
West Ham really need to work hard to defeat Chelsea in this match as they must secure three points to survive relegation from the league. But West Ham have not defeated Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in eight years.
Could hammers break this poor record against The Blues today? If Chelsea scores the first goal, the stats show it will be an uphill battle for the Hammers. Opposing teams have taken the lead 18 times against Grant's side this season and only once have they managed to turn it around and get a win. They have drawn five times and lost 12 games when the opposing team scores first. Last match between Chelsea and West ham was played on September 11, 2010 where Chelsea defeated west Ham by 3-1. Here are possible line-ups for today's match:
Chelsea Startin g XI: Cech; Ivanovic, Terry, David Luiz, Cole; Essien, Ramires, Lampard; Anelka, Drogba, Malouda.
West Ham Starting XI: Green; Jacobsen, Da Costa, Upson, Bridge; O'Neil, Noble, Parker, Hitzlsperger; Cole, Keane.
Prediction: As both teams really need three points, I will predict this match as a draw by 1-1.