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April 23, 2011 12:30 PM EDT
Stamford Bridge — London
Referee:‬ P. Dowd‎
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90+2′ Florent Malouda
 

Premier League preview: Chelsea - West Ham United

The Hammers are fighting for survival and will have to be on form if they are to end their poor record at Stamford Bridge, having not won there in eight years, on Saturday

By Oliver Yew

EPL : Robbie Keane, West Ham United v Aston Villa
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PROBABLE LINE-UPS
Chelsea: Cech; Ivanovic, Terry, David Luiz, Cole; Essien, Ramires, Lampard; Anelka, Drogba, Malouda.


West Ham: Green; Jacobsen, Da Costa, Upson, Bridge; O'Neil, Noble, Parker, Hitzlsperger; Cole, Keane.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • In the 85 league matches between the two sides, Chelsea and West Ham have 34 wins a piece. The other 17 matches have ended in draws.
  • Chelsea are unbeaten in their last 12 matches against the Hammers. The Blues have won 10 of the games and the other two ended in draws.
  • Chelsea are on a nine-game unbeaten run in the league and have won their last three games.
  • The Blues have won 13 matches this season by two goals.
  • Carlo Ancelotti's side are looking for their seventh win in eight Premier League games.
  • Much of the excitement in Chelsea's games seems to come in the last five minutes of matches as they have score 10 times and conceded eight goals in the closing stages.
  • West Ham have not won at Stamford Bridge since a 3-2 win back in the 2002/2003 season.
  • West Ham have lost 25 per cent of their league away games 3-0 this season.
  • Avram Grant's side have conceded 58 goals in the league this season with 31 coming on the road.
  • If Chelsea score 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 MEETING

September 11, 2010: West Ham 1-3 Chelsea

Chelsea continued their fine start to the season by cruising past West Ham thanks to a Michael Essien brace and Salomon Kalou's strike to stay top of the league and condemn the Hammers to the bottom of the table.

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1Petr CechGoalkeeper
2Branislav IvanovicDefender
4David LuizDefender
26John TerryDefender
3Ashley ColeDefender
-Michael EssienMidfielder
12John Obi MikelMidfielder
8Frank LampardMidfielder
15Florent MaloudaMidfielder
8Salomon KalouStriker
11Didier DrogbaStriker
21Ross TurnbullGoalkeeper
20Paulo FerreiraDefender
23Ryan BertrandDefender
30Yossi BenayounMidfielder
18Yuri ZhirkovMidfielder
9Fernando TorresStriker
39Nicolas AnelkaStriker
1Robert GreenGoalkeeper
2Lars JacobsenDefender
19Danny GabbidonDefender
22Manuel Da Costa TrindadeDefender
3Wayne BridgeDefender
23Jonathan SpectorMidfielder
16Mark NobleMidfielder
10Thomas HitzlspergerMidfielder
40Freddie SearsStriker
9Carlton ColeStriker
19Demba BaStriker
-Ruud BoffinGoalkeeper
5James TomkinsDefender
15Radoslav KovacDefender
34Boa MorteMidfielder
7Robbie KeaneStriker
9Frédéric PiquionneStriker
33Victor Nsofor ObinnaStriker
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