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Frank Lampard’s blues not only fixated the Liverpool championship last Thursday by beating Manchester City, but also collected big points in the fight for the Champions League qualification. However, the CFC feels the breath of the competition and has to confirm this success on match day 32. West Ham and Chelsea face off at the London Stadium.
The city derby could not have different signs. The hammer are fighting for survival in the Premier League and are currently only thanks to the goal difference above the ominous bottom line, while Chelsea is in the current Premier League table despite a game less two points ahead of fifth. The game starts on Wednesday evening at 20:15 p.m.
At Hammers, standards and reality do not go hand in hand. An international starting position is targeted every year and the battle for relegation is the bitter reality almost every year. Before the 32nd Premier League matchday, the team of head coach David Moyes is based on the ominous line only thanks to the better goal difference. With only one win in their last ten league games, there is great fear that after eight Premier League years, relegation will become a reality.
After the restart, the Moyes team lost 0-2 to Wolverhampton Wanderers and Tottenham in the derby. Together with the last game before the forced break (0-1 against Arsenal), West Ham lost the last three league games and did not score a single goal. The shape curve is terrifying and falling to a relegation zone only seems to be a matter of time.
The home advantage in the derby against Chelsea on Wednesday is not necessarily an advantage. In the last three duels at London Stadium at home, the Hammers each suffered a defeat. Missed the tables-17. also against the blues points, West Ham United would lose four home derbies in a row in the top English division for the first time since 1989. In the city derby between West Ham and Chelsea, 1X odds of 2.40 are offered to predict the double chance.
In order for the relegation candidate to cheer on points on Wednesday, a strong first half is especially needed. We found a terrifying statistic stating that West Ham had only gained four points in the last 18 Premier League games where the team was not in the lead at half-time. Only the 1-1 draw against Everton and the first leg against Chelsea (1-0) were countable. The remaining 16 games, in which there was no leadership for the Hammers when changing sides, ended in defeat.
However, a leadership of the Hammers does not necessarily result in a victory. The Moyes team lost 22 points (!) After a lead, the highest figure in the league. In contrast, there is only a lean point gain behind.
Frank Lampard’s blues are undoubtedly among the positive surprises this season and continue to be strong even after the restart. Three competitive games have been played since then and Chelsea have been a complete success in all games, underlining the Champions League ambitions. In addition, the title chance in the FA Cup was maintained with a 1-0 win in the quarterfinals against Leicester on Sunday.
Only one goal for the Lampard team is a surprise. A look at the latest results reveals that Chelsea have scored at least two goals in the last five league games. Should at least two goals succeed in the derby against the Hammers, Chelsea would do this feat for the first time since November / December 2013 in six games in a row. At the time, Frank Lampard was still a Chelsea player and scored two goals in these six games.
While the Hammers’ home record in London’s city derbies is by no means positive, Chelsea can look back on a strong away record in their own city. The Lampard team won the last three derbies as a visiting team. The Blues last had a longer series of derby away wins between April and November 2009 (four wins).
Speaking of three wins: these cheered Chelsea in the three most recent league games and thus expressly underpins the Champions League hopes.
West Ham vs Chelsea head to head matches
30.11.19 PL Chelsea West Ham 0 : 1
08.04.19 PL Chelsea West Ham 2 : 0
23.09.18 PL West Ham Chelsea 0 : 0
08.04.18 PL Chelsea West Ham 1 : 1
09.12.17 PL West Ham Chelsea 1 : 0