Chelsea welcome West Ham United to Stamford Bridge in their game week 6 fixture kick off on Saturday. The Blues will be out to secure a win over West Ham United in front of home crowd and extend their winning streak in the league. But how prepared are the teams as the go into action?
West Ham United have been below par in terms of performance. They didn’t start the Premier League season on a good foot having lost three of five games played, with just a win and a draw so far in the league.
The seemed to be doing better in their quest to get into the UEFA Europa Conference League. They have won both games played, and a win over Chelsea could be a good boost for them which could swing them back on track.
Chelsea are currently in a recovery phase in the English Premier League this season, but have managed to bounce back to winning after a few losses recorded. A win over West Ham could cement their return to winning ways.
The Hammers recorded a 1-0 defeat to Chelsea in their latest Premier League meeting, a revenge for their 3-2 defeat to West Ham handed out in the reverse match.
Players To Watch
Chelsea’s new forward Raheem Sterling stands as the top-scorer in the Chelsea squad so far this season. Chelsea might rely on in-form Raheem Sterling to provide the goals. On the other side, Antonio continues his decisive performance for West Ham and is expected to be a threat on Saturday.
Expected Starting Line-up
Chelsea: Edouard Mendy, Koulibaly, Silva, Cucurella, James, Kovacic, Jorginho, Chilwell, Mason Mount, Broja, Sterling.
West Ham: Areola, Aguerd, Zouma, Kehrer, Coufal, Declan Rice, Benrahma, Bowen, Scamacca.
Craig Pawson will officiate the match between Chelsea and West Ham, while Jarred Gillett will be on VAR duties.