West Ham United – Chelsea
West Ham United hosts Chelsea in a match from the 6th round of the English Premier League. Allow us to examine this clash and see what’s going on with these two teams.
West Ham stopped their negative run of four consecutive defeats, winning against Everton at the Goodison Park. The Hammers really needed this win after such a negative start of the new season. Andriy Yarmolenko scored a brace for Mauricio Pellegrini’s team, while Marko Arnautovic added one more for the win. It was a dominating performance by West Ham, so they managed to take the win at a difficult ground to play at.
Before this West Ham lost four consecutive times against Liverpool, Bournemouth, Arsenal and Wolverhampton. Thanks to this win against Everton, West Ham are now 17th in the standings, just one position above the relegation zone of the league.
Chelsea could return to the position of leaders in the Premier League if they beat West Ham with more than one goal of difference. The Blues are currently 3 points behind the leader Liverpool, but with a game in hand, of course.
So far Chelsea are just perfect under the management of the new head coach Maurizio Sarri. With the Italian managed on board, Chelsea won their first five matches for the new season, scoring 14 goals in the process. The fans love this new image of their favourite team. As it looks now, Sarri could have a really bright future at the Stamford Bridge.
In their last game Chelsea achieved a 4-1 win during the home game against Cardiff City. Eden Hazard scored a hattrick for the Blues, while Willian added one more for the winners.
During the week Chelsea had a game in Europa League against PAOK, which they won. Let’s see how this will affect their performance against West Ham.