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History of the West Ham United v Chelsea fixture

Chelsea face a trip to West Ham United at Boleyn Ground on Wednesday evening, 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 most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in January 2006, as the visitors ran out cosy 1 - 3 winners in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 18 NovChelsea1 - 0West Ham Utd.PREM
2005/2006Sun 09 AprChelsea4 - 1West Ham Utd.PREM
2005/2006Mon 02 JanWest Ham Utd.1 - 3ChelseaPREM
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

Recent respective form guides

West Ham United's dreadful home form has resulted in just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. The Hammers's have scored 9 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 11.

Chelsea's away form is none too clever either, remaining unbeaten in their last six, winning five and drawing the one. The games have constituted a decent return of 9 goals for the Blues, and 5 goals against.

West Ham Utd. are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premiership with a return of just 29 points from their 33 games thus far. Chelsea sit in a healthy 2nd in the league, and have picked up 75 points from their 32 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
West Ham Utd.63038129
Chelsea65109416

FootyMad's prediction ...

Chelsea are in great form out on the road, so much so that the Madmen confidently predict a comfortable three points from their visit to West Ham Utd.. Away win

Sequence statistics:
West Ham Utd. 6 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 10 .
Chelsea 6 successive away victories.
7 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.