FootyMAD's West Ham United match preview
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Saturday, 19th December 2009
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between West Ham United and Chelsea at 16:00 on Sunday, 20th December 2009 in the Premier League.
Chelsea face a trip to West Ham United at Boleyn Ground on Sunday 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 2009, with Chelsea inflicting a narrow 0 - 1 defeat upon the Hammers in a Premier League match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2008/2009||Sat 25 Apr||West Ham Utd.||0 - 1||Chelsea||PREM|
|2008/2009||Sun 14 Dec||Chelsea||1 - 1||West Ham Utd.||PREM|
|2007/2008||Sat 01 Mar||West Ham Utd.||0 - 4||Chelsea||PREM|
|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|
Recent respective form guides
West Ham United are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. The Hammers's have scored 12 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 14.
The away form of Chelsea however, is much more impressive, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. Those games have seen the Blues pummel 14 goals, and let in 7.
West Ham Utd. are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premier League with a return of just 14 points from their 17 games thus far. Chelsea are currently sitting proudly at the top of the entire league, having collected 40 points from the 17 games played.
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||1||1||4||10||16||4|
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
|West Ham Utd.||5 games since last home draw.|
Latest 3 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
|Chelsea||Not won in previous 2 away matches.|
4 games since last defeat.
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