FootyMAD's West Ham United match preview

Last updated : 29 February 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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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 Saturday afternoon, 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 less than a year ago, in April 2007, as the visitors ran out cosy 1 - 4 winners in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Sat 01 DecChelsea1 - 0West Ham Utd.PREM
2006/2007Wed 18 AprWest Ham Utd.1 - 4ChelseaPREM
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

Recent respective form guides

West Ham United are unbeaten in their last six home games, but have drawn three of them. These games have seen the Hammers score just 7 goals, though they have conceded 4.

Chelsea's away form is equally impressive, with an unbeaten run in the last six, four of them victories. Just 7 goals have scored in these games, though to be fair only a measly 3 have been let in at the wrong end.

West Ham Utd.'s 40 points from 26 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position. Chelsea sit in a healthy 3rd in the league, and have picked up 55 points from their 26 games.

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

Chelsea are in smashing form away from home at present, and Footymad sees this carrying them to a narrow victory at West Ham Utd.. Away win

Sequence statistics:
West Ham Utd. Unbeaten in the last 6 home games.
Chelsea Not won in previous 3 away matches.
No win in the 2 most recent games.