Premier League | Chelsea FC VS West Ham United; Sunday, 05 May at 21:00 GMT +8

Chelsea, currently 8th with 51 points, have the opportunity to secure Europe, despite finishing 12th last year and spending heavily. They have a chance to secure the top spot, but their squad is filled with injuries, making it challenging to secure a spot in the European competition.

West Ham, after a disappointing 14th place finish last season, secured a European Conference League title this year. They reached the Europa League Quarter Finals, but were eliminated by Bayer Leverkusen. Currently in 9th place, they are two points behind Chelsea, but have played more games.

Chelsea have a seven-game winning streak at Stamford Bridge, having won six of the last seven matches. West Ham is in poor form, having only won once in the last nine games and allowing 12 goals per game. The Blues have won every game at Stamford Bridge, with a combined goal difference of 6:1. With the home-pitch advantage and difference in form, Chelsea should secure a comfortable home win and move closer to securing Europe next season.

Chelsea face significant injury problems, with up to 14 players potentially missing the game. Coach Mauricio Pochettino, who spoke to the media after a 2:0 win against Tottenham, said his future with Chelsea is not in his hands and there is speculation that he will be sacked at the end of the season, regardless of whether Chelsea secures Europe.

West Ham has nearly the entire squad available, with only Nayef Aguerd out due to injury and Konstantinos Mavropanos likely to return after missing three games. There’s growing dissatisfaction between coach David Moyes and technical director Tim Steidten, primarily due to Steidten’s refusal to extend Moyes’s contract.

Predicted lineups:

Chelsea FC

Goalkeeper: Djordje Petrovic
Defenders: Marc Cucurella, Benoit Badiashile, Trevph Chalobah, Alfie Gilchrist
Midfielders: Cole Palmer, Conor Gallagher, Moises Caicedo
Forwards: Mykhailo Mudryk, Noni Madueke, Nicolas Jackson

West Ham United

Goalkeeper: Alphonse Areola
Defenders: Kurt Zouma, Vladimir Coufal, Konstantinos Mavropanos, Emerson
Midfielders: Lucas Paqueta, Edson Alvarez, Tomas Soucek
Forwards: Michail Antonio, Mohammed Kudus, Jarrod Brown

  • Chelsea FC – 3 wins
  • West Ham United – 2 wins
  • Draws – 1

Over all competition record

Premier League Standings

Chelsea is expected to dominate the game, converting numerous opportunities, while West Ham United may struggle to score. A comfortable 3-1 win is predicted.

Winning probability:

Chelsea FC – 59%

Draw – 21%

West Ham United – 20%

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