It is no secret to anyone that the “Blues” start as favorites due to the collective and offensive potential they possess, which is usually maintained regardless of the field they play. For this reason and knowing that they are skilled and upright thanks to the work of Sarri, we believe that the bet “Chelsea will win any half” is interesting to bet. Remember that the “Hammers” are not characterized by defending well, standing out by leaving spaces when marking. It paints to be an intense duel but favorable to the visit due to its greater individual hierarchy.
The “Hammer” box played against Everton to visit last weekend (win 1-3). These days, he has 3 points in total, placing himself at the bottom of the table (16th place). The team started very badly their garter gait after losing their first 4 presentations in the Premier, standing out for irregular in their actions. If goals are involved, he has scored 5 and yielded 11, proving to be unbalanced between the lines. The worst of this situation is that it has good attack players and a trained coach like the Chilean Pellegrini.
As a local, West Ham has played two games so far, which have been negative for their league interests. He comes from losing 2-1 to Bournemouth after winning 1-0 in the first half and losing 0-1 to Wolverhampton in the final minutes of the game. For this duel it is expected that the “Hammers” take their precautions, as they will collide against one of the most effective rivals of the competition. His goal will be to pose an intense duel in the midfield, trying to move forward and backward in a block so as not to lose the balance between the lines. Considering this, the DT is expected to repeat the 4-2-3-1 system that he has been using regularly, one in which Jack Wilshere, Felipe Anderson and the Austrian Arnautovic stand out.
The present of the “Blues” can be cataloged as positive after adding 5 consecutive wins and be placed on the top of the table next to Liverpool. It comes from scoring 4-1 at Cardiff at home, proving to be a lethal set when it proposes to attack. Of course, the best thing is that the team is increasingly adapted to the philosophy posed by coach Maurizio Sarri. For this match is expected to play the headlines, beyond arriving tired after playing last Thursday against PAOK for the Europa League (win 0-1 from the initial stage and until the final whistle).
As a visitor, Chelsea has played two outings in the English league, which have been positive for their league aspirations. He comes from thrashing 0-3 at Huddersfield on the opening day and beating 1-2 at Newcastle in St. James Park. For this exit, it is expected that the “Blues” risk at times, trying to impose their greatest collective and individual hierarchy. Considering this, we trust that the Italian technician will keep the 4-3-3 system that he has used in the usual way, which allows his managers to be balanced between lines and troops facing the opposing goal.
In the last 5 years, West Ham and Chelsea have met 6 times in “Hammer” territory. These were the results of those matches: Chelsea’s 0-3 victory in November 2013, Chelsea’s 0-1 win in March 2015, 2-1 win by West Ham in October 2015, West Ham’s 2-1 victory in October 2016 for the EFL Cup, win 1-2 of Chelsea in March 2017 and victory 1-0 of West Ham in December 2017. Apparently, every time both teams collide there are goals in between. Of course, the “Blues” have alternated good and bad results every time they visit the “Hammers”. In this opportunity, paint for the visit to win again.
PREDICTION: Both teams to score / YES @ 1.61