FM Preview: West Ham United v Chelsea 01 Dec 2012

Footymad preview History of the West Ham United v Chelsea fixture

Chelsea pack their bags to visit West Ham United at Boleyn Ground on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 49 games played, Blues have recorded 17 wins, and West Ham United have come away with 24 victories.

The previous match played between the two at Boleyn Ground was within the last three years, in September 2010, as the visitors ran out cosy 1-3 winners in a Premier League match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2010/2011 Sat 23 Apr Chelsea 3 - 0 West Ham Utd. Premier League
2010/2011 Sat 11 Sep West Ham Utd. 1-3 Chelsea Premier League
2009/2010 Sat 13 Mar Chelsea 4 - 1 West Ham Utd. Premier League
2009/2010 Sun 20 Dec West Ham Utd. 1 - 1 Chelsea Premier League
2008/2009 Sat 25 Apr West Ham Utd. 0 - 1 Chelsea Premier League
2008/2009 Sun 14 Dec Chelsea 1 - 1 West Ham Utd. Premier League
2007/2008 Sat 01 Mar West Ham Utd. 0 - 4 Chelsea Premier League

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Recent respective form guides

West Ham United have only collected 1 win and 3 draws from the last six home games played. The Hammers's have scored 8 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 10.

Chelsea's away form is none too clever either, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. The Blues's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 11 goals for and 10 against.

West Ham United's 19 points from 14 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.

Chelsea's total of 26 points from their 14 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
West Ham United 6 1 2 3 4 7 5
Chelsea 6 1 3 2 5 8 6

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FootyMad's prediction ...

The away form of the Blues has not been the best, though the Footymad panel sees them pulling off a narrow win on their visit to West Ham United. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
West Ham United Drawn last 2 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Chelsea Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 4 away matches.
Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 5 most recent games.

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