Chelsea vs West Ham United
Date: Monday, December 21, 2020
Time: 20:00 UK Time / 15:00 Colombia Time
Stadium: Stamford Bridge, London, England
Competition: Fourteenth Date of Premier League 2020-21.
Arbitro: Chris Kavanagh.
Transmission: Sky Sport
Chelsea made a large investment in the market last summer and this should be reflected in putting up a bigger fight within the Premier League this season, so the confrontation against a direct rival such as West Ham could give him the necessary boost to ascend in the classification table and to be able to definitively become the great contender that was expected to be at the beginning of the season.
THE BLUES ONCE AGAIN FOR A VICTORY
Despite the fact that the team led by Frank Lampard has made excellent commitments and that the reinforcements have performed as expected, the club’s results have not been the best and for this reason the position of the Blues in the Premier is not the most consistent for team scrolls.
For this reason and despite the club’s excellent season in the UEFA Champions League, both the managers and the blue fans are not satisfied and that is why they aspire through the dispute of this commitment to be able to undertake a comeback which will help the whole in a season considered one of the most contested in recent times.
For now, the club continues to have a great squad in which Timo Werner, Oliver Giroud, Tiago Silva, Tammy Abraham and Hudson-Odoi, make Chelsea one of the most offensive teams in the premier, without leaving behind an excellent defense where experience and youth that seek to re-green old laurels are combined.
THE VISIT SEEKS TO ASSAULT THE BLUE POST
The London team led by the Welshman David Moyes has always given the fight, since despite not having big names, it has remained in the middle of the table providing a fight to the great teams with the intention that in any neglect they assault those positions that give access to international tournaments.
The blacksmiths’ team have a great history in which the team is one of the few teams that has not managed to be crowned but at the same time has never descended to the second division, so it maintains its status as a great contender , but without becoming a favorite to win the Premier, which is why he stands up well against any club and that is where Chelsea must fear in their commitment.
As for its current status, it is only one point away from the Blues, so in case of defeating them, it will go over them and with it could put into play the status of the blue coach who has not had them. all with me during the last engagements.
BACKGROUND BETWEEN BOTH CLUBS
The duels between both teams have been very varied, in which the faces have been seen in total on 112 occasions of which 98 have been within the Premier, with a total of 48 wins for the Blues, 22 draws and 42 wins for the Hammers in all competitions, having a balance of 175 goals in favor of the locals against 162 goals against.
As for the last match between the clubs, it was recorded in the Premier League last season when West Ham defeated Chelsea at home with a score of 3 against 2.
As for the matches where the Blues have served as locals in this version of the London duel, the results have yielded 29 wins, 13 draws and 13 losses in the 55 games played with 98 goals in favor and 68 annotations against.
For the commitment, both teams arrive with the mission of resuming the path of victory, the most urgent being the club led by Lampard as they return home after having lost in their last duel against Wolves with a score of 2 goals to 1, this being the second consecutive defeat, so they are looking for a victory that allows them to be calmer before the end of 2020.
For its part, the visiting club of the Irons, arrives at the Bridge after having agreed at home against the Crystal Palace team at one point per side, in a match that despite the short result brought emotions in both arches being attractive in all senses.
HOW THEY GET THE MEETING
The Chelsea club for now has doubts about the players Hudson-Odoi and Hakim Ziyech, who despite being called up are not believed to be from the game as a precaution.
On the other hand, the visitors also have two references among whom coach Moyes will not have, such as Michail Antonio and Fabian Balbuena, where the former has been struggling with a long-standing injury that has not allowed him to play, while Balbuena Despite presenting a minor injury, it is estimated that it will be preserved in order not to complicate its condition.
POSSIBLE TEAM ALIGNMENTS
XI Probable de Chelsea.
Mendy; C. Azpilicueta, K. Zouma, T. Silva, B. Chilwell; M. Kovacic, Jorginho, M. Mount; Key Havertz, Timo Werner, T. Abraham. D.T: F. Lampard.
XI Probable of West Ham.
L. Fabianski; V. Coufal, I. Diop, A. Ogbonna, A. Cresswell; D. Rice, T. Soucek; J. Bowen, S. Benrahma, P. Formals; S. Haller. D.T: D. Moyes.
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