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West Ham v Chelsea Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

15:03 EAT 23/09/2018
Eden Hazard Chelsea
With neither side looking strong at the back, Al Hain-Cole expects the Blues' superior attacking talent to earn them the spoils in a high-scoring game

Chelsea will be looking to avoid a slip-up when they travel to the London Stadium to take on West Ham in Sunday’s Premier League clash.

The Blues are top of the league after winning five games from five, but have lost three of their last four away games against their London rivals.

Latest Odds

Nevertheless, they are 52/100 (1.52) favourites with William Hill to maintain their 100 per cent record by coming out on top in this one.

Manuel Pellegrini’s side ended a run of four consecutive league defeats with victory at Everton last time out, and are available at 24/5 (5.80) to pull off another shock win here.

The sides shared a 1-1 draw when they last met at Stamford Bridge in April, and you can get odds of 10/3 (4.33) on them cancelling each other out once again.

Team News

David Luiz missed Thursday’s 1-0 Europa League victory over PAOK due to a minor injury, although Eden Hazard and Mateo Kovacic will return to the team after being rested.

Javier Hernandez and Jack Wilshere are unavailable due to illness and injury respectively, while Marko Arnautovic failed a late fitness test after coming off against Everton with a knee issue.

Fragile defences

Despite beginning his tenure with five consecutive league wins, Maurizio Sarri was keen to play down expectations of a title challenge following last weekend’s emphatic 4-1 win over Cardiff - pinpointing his side’s lack of defensive solidity.

Although they have conceded in three of their last four league games, an attack that has scored a joint league high 14 goals in five matches so far is more than capable of making up for any defensive shortcomings.

Indeed, the in-form Hazard and Co. should have far too much for a Hammers backline that is yet to keep a clean sheet in six games so far, conceding 12 times this campaign.


With five of West Ham’s six matches so far producing over 2.5 goals,  even odds (2.00) offer solid value on Chelsea coming out on top in a match featuring at least three for their fifth league game in six..

Chelsea to win & Over 2.5 goals for a 2pt stake at Evens (2.00) with William Hill