Chelsea vs West Ham: Preview, predictions and lineups

Chelsea are aiming for back-to-back victories this Sunday when they host fellow London outfit West Ham United in the Premier League.

The Blues picked up an important win against rivals Tottenham on Thursday evening, beating the Lilywhites 2-0 at Stamford Bridge. Another encouraging display against Aston Villa prior to that – a game in which they managed a 2-2 draw after falling two goals behind – means that confidence should be as high as it has been for some time.

Meanwhile, confidence certainly won’t be flowing for West Ham at present, the Irons without a win in their last five games in all competitions. The Hammers can still qualify for Europe this term but their destiny is not entirely in their own hands, although they will leapfrog Chelsea in the table if they can secure victory on Monday night.

One silver lining for David Moyes’ side is the reverse fixture back in August, a game that West Ham won 3-1 at the London Stadium. Despite being down to ten men in the closing stages, goals from Nayef Aguerd, Michail Antonio and Lucas Paqueta put the Blues to the sword.

Here is 90min’s preview of Chelsea vs West Ham in the Premier League.

Chelsea vs West Ham H2H record (Last Five Games)

Current form (all competitions)


West Ham

Chelsea 2-0 Tottenham – 02/05/24

West Ham 2-2 Liverpool – 27/04/24

Aston Villa 2-2 Chelsea – 27/04/24

Crystal Palace 5-2 West Ham – 21/04/24

Arsenal 5-0 Chelsea – 23/04/24

West Ham 1-1 Bayer Leverkusen – 18/04/24

Man City 1-0 Chelsea – 20/04/24

West Ham 0-2 Fulham – 14/04/24

Chelsea 6-0 Everton – 15/04/24

Bayer Leverkusen 2-0 West Ham – 11/04/24


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Axel Disasi is a doubt for Sunday’s clash / James Baylis – AMA/GettyImages

Chelsea’s ludicrous injury list has refused to let up in the closing matches of the season, with Axel Disasi the latest doubt for the weekend with a knock. While Levi Colwill and Christopher Nkunku are now back in training, neither was used against Tottenham on Thursday evening.

Raheem Sterling could be available for the clash with West Ham after missing the Spurs victory with a back issue, but Enzo Fernandez, Wesley Fofana, Reece James, Romeo Lavia, Ben Chilwell, Lesley Ugochukwu, Carney Chukwuemeka, Thiago Silva and Robert Sanchez are all either guaranteed absentees or expected to miss out.

Chelsea predicted lineup (4-2-3-1): Petrovic; Gilchrist, Chalobah, Badiashile, Cucurella; Caicedo, Gallagher; Madueke, Palmer, Sterling; Jackson.

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Nayef Aguerd will miss out / Marc Atkins/GettyImages

West Ham’s injury woes pale in comparison to Chelsea’s but the Hammers are still potentially missing a few influential defenders. Aguerd, who scored and was sent off in the reverse fixture, and Konstantinos Mavropanos are both doubts for the trip to Stamford Bridge.

Youngster George Earthy could return after a head injury suffered against Fulham, while the likes of Mohammed Kudus, Paqueta and Jarrod Bowen are all available for the Irons.

West Ham predicted lineup (4-2-3-1): Areola; Coufal, Zouma, Ogbonna, Emerson; Soucek, Alvarez; Bowen, Paqueta, Kudus; Antonio.

Chelsea have had plenty of false dawns this season and a victory over an out-of-form Spurs side is no guarantee of success this Sunday. The Blues have an entire starting XI of injured players, with Mauricio Pochettino needing his side to dig deep against West Ham.

Moyes may not be in charge of the Hammers come next season but his side still have the capacity to spring a surprise. They drew with Liverpool 2-2 last weekend and may earn a similar result at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

Prediction: Chelsea 2-2 West Ham


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