FootyMAD's West Ham United match preview

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History of the West Ham United v Chelsea fixture

Chelsea pack their bags to visit West Ham United at Boleyn Ground at lunchtime on Monday, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Blues will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.

The previous match played between the two at Boleyn Ground was within the last three years, in May 2003, the Hammers carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory in a Premiership match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Wed 27 OctChelsea1 - 0West Ham Utd.LGEC
2002/2003Sat 03 MayWest Ham Utd.1 - 0ChelseaPREM
2002/2003Sat 28 SepChelsea2 - 3West Ham Utd.PREM
2001/2002Wed 06 FebWest Ham Utd.2 - 3ChelseaFAC
2001/2002Sat 26 JanChelsea1 - 1West Ham Utd.FAC
2001/2002Sun 20 JanChelsea5 - 1West Ham Utd.PREM
2001/2002Wed 24 OctWest Ham Utd.2 - 1ChelseaPREM

Recent respective form guides

West Ham United have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, While Hammers have scored 6, a worringly large 9 have been leaked at the other end.

The away form of Chelsea however, is much more impressive, picking up four victories from the last six. Just 7 goals have scored in these games, though to be fair only a measly 2 have been let in at the wrong end.

West Ham Utd.'s 26 points from 20 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position. Chelsea are currently sitting proudly at the top of the entire league, having collected 55 points from the 20 games played.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Blues have been performing with great credit on their travels, and the Madmen see no reason why they should not return from Boleyn Ground with an easy victory. Away win

Sequence statistics:
West Ham Utd. Been beaten in each of their previous 3 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
Chelsea 4 successive away victories.
7 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 5 matches.
Last drawn game 6 outings ago.