West Ham host Chelsea in the late 20:15 kick off at London Stadium on Wednesday night.
David Moyes is under massive pressure to get a result, with the Hammers losing four out of their last five league games, with just the one win to show for their efforts. The only saving grace for West Ham is the equally poor form of the teams surrounding them, but they cannot rely on this for much longer.
Meanwhile, Frank Lampard has managed to build some momentum since Chelsea’s return to action, winning tricky Premier League games against Aston Villa and Manchester City and picking up a victory in the quarter final of the FA cup at Leicester on Sunday. Maintaining this winning form will secure a Champions League spot for next season, with the blues currently possessing a two-point cushion over Wolves in 5th, but with a game in hand.
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West Ham are likely to be missing striker Sebatien Haller, winger Robert Snodgrass and left back Arthur Masuaku through injuries. Having had a week since their last match the players should be fresh, so any changes are likely to be tactical. Felipe Anderson, Andriy Yarmolenko and Manuel Lanzini will all be hoping to start having been on the bench in the Hammers’ last two contests.
Chelsea have a relatively short turnaround having been in FA cup action on Sunday. Although Frank Lampard did make some changes for that game however, substitutions at half time meant some players may have had more minutes than hoped for. Christian Pulisic picked up a calf problem against Leicester so there is a doubt, as is Andreas Christensen who has a hip issue. Fikayo Tomori and Calumn Hudson-Odoi are also unlikely to feature as they continue their comeback from long term injuries.
I expect both teams to continue their recent form. West Ham have problems whilst Chelsea are beginning to click under Frank Lampard. However, as shown in the reverse fixture, West Ham do have the ability to upset their opponents having ended a seven game winless run at Stamford Bridge.
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Match Preview written by Will Edwards.