FootyMAD's West Ham United match preview
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 29th February 2008
The game between West Ham United and Chelsea in the Premier League on Saturday, 1st March 2008 at 15:00 takes centre stage for FootyMad's preview analysis.
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.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2007/2008||Sat 01 Dec||Chelsea||1 - 0||West Ham Utd.||PREM|
|2006/2007||Wed 18 Apr||West Ham Utd.||1 - 4||Chelsea||PREM|
|2006/2007||Sat 18 Nov||Chelsea||1 - 0||West Ham Utd.||PREM|
|2005/2006||Sun 09 Apr||Chelsea||4 - 1||West Ham Utd.||PREM|
|2005/2006||Mon 02 Jan||West Ham Utd.||1 - 3||Chelsea||PREM|
|2004/2005||Wed 27 Oct||Chelsea||1 - 0||West Ham Utd.||LGEC|
|2002/2003||Sat 03 May||West Ham Utd.||1 - 0||Chelsea||PREM|
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.
For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here
|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
|West Ham Utd.||6||2||2||2||4||4||8|
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
|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.