Premier League Matchday 27 Finale: West Ham vs ChelseaPublished March 6, 2017 by Sol FH
The league leaders are at London Stadium tonight at 20:00 GMT to take on West Ham.
West Ham United are at home tonight in a very important game against Chelsea. The Hammers could move up two spots on the table over Southampton and Stoke, if they can put together a win against the Blues. Their chances are surprisingly good for a team at mid-table, as West Ham have beaten Chelsea in their last two home matches in all competitions. The last time in the FA Cup on the 26th of October 2016.
Last season was West Ham's first victory in their last eight meetings with Chelsea, but they have been crushed by top-tiered teams at London Stadium so far in 2017.
Andy Carroll will most-likely be fit to make his comeback after sitting for a month with a groin injury. The striker was the Hammer's top scorer before getting hurt and has been brilliant at London Stadium this year and especially in matches against Chelsea. He has scored in two of his last three matches against the Blues. The man that took over top scoring spot, Michail Antonio will not be able to play tonight, as he serves a one-game suspension.
Chelsea is healthy with Eden Hazard back after a knock, and Antonio Conte may choose to start with Cesc Fabergas after their 3-1 victory against Swansea, rather than Nemanja Matic.
Chelsea has been strong all year, but London has been a tough venue for them. They have lost two of three London derbies, (Arsenal and Tottenham). As opposed to their previous 12 top flight matches in which they had 10 shut-outs, in their last eight league games they have only recorded two. They do however continue to find ways to win and they will most-likely do the same tonight.
Premier League Odds
Chelsea are obvious favorites to win tonight with bet365 Sports posting odds in their favor at 1.60, while the Hammers are at 6.00. Bettors that feel like the outright draw is the best bet will find odds at 4.20. bet365 Sports will have live audio of the match available to go with their long line of live in-play betting markets.