Thomas Tuchel face one of his toughest times as Chelsea manager. The German is tasked with maintaining top spot in the English Premier league amid the long list of injury worries.
Today, Chelsea travels to meet a West Ham team who have made some big statement this season.
West Ham ended Liverpool’s unbeaten run with a 3:2 Victory at the London stadium. The Hammers had also eliminated both Manchester United and Manchester City out the Carabao Cup, so they sure are a dangerous team to play especially with the injury crises Chelsea find itself, it will be no doubt challenging for Thomas Tuchel.
Chelsea defeated Watford 2:1 in their last game with Thomas Tuchel admitting that his team “stole” three point insinuating that the blues were lucky to have recorded the win.
So, if the blues must win against West Ham, Tuchel’s men have to be more clinical, direct and purposeful going forward.
The likes of N’Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic, Ben Chilwell, Chalobah are out injured. Although Kante has a possibility of making it to the starting lineup the chances are slim.
Chelsea most times struggle to find their rhythm whenever Kante, Kovacic or Jorginho are not in action but they have also recorded some decent results without them.
One thing Thomas Tuchel have to be credited for is he sure knows how to make changes to his team selections, he has made not less than 50 changes in the starting XI lineup in 14 games.
For the head to head, Chelsea has defeated West Ham 27 times scoring a total of 87 goals while the Hammers have 14times become victorious with a total of 47 goals.
West Ham has won three of their past six home Premier League games against Chelsea.
Chelsea won the last Premier League meeting between the London rivals, coming out on top 1-0 at London Stadium last season. Timo Werner scored the only goal for the Blues in the 43rd minute.
West Ham United are in fourth place with 24 points after 14 matches. West Ham played out a 1-1 draw in their last Premier League match at home against Brighton & Hove Albion, extending their winless streak to three (W0 D1 L2).
Who do you tip to be victorious in today’s early London derby kick-off?
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