Pre Match : West Ham vs Chelsea FC Preview Live Stream Online, Team News, Highlights, Probable lineups
November 23, 2013 5:30 PM GMT
Boleyn Ground — London
Referee: C. Foy
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In the city rivals derby, the 16th placed West Ham welcome Jose Mourinho’s team, fourth placed Chelsea FC, which currently has 11 points more than the hosts . However , the popular ” Blues ” have to be very careful since they were defeated last year at Boleyn Ground 3-1 , while at Stamford Bridge celebrated 2-o victory over the popular Hammers.
Otherwise, the home team, West Ham this season provides a really weird games, meaning no one can know what to expect from them and this match with Chelsea, West Ham welcome after a series of two draws and as many defeats , their worst such run under Sam Allardyce, while before that in another city derby against Tottenham , as guests Hammers came up to 3-0 win.
However , in the last round West Ham was playing without experienced stopper Reid, what could be noticed with some insecurity in the last line. Reid’s suspension due to yellow cards is over, meaning he will be in the starting lineup , while Collins probably will go to the bench.
West Ham attack is not really too dangerous and so far only the last two placed teams , Sunderland and Crystal Palace , scored fever goals than them. For this meeting due to injury strikers Carroll and Vaz Te and midfielder Diarra are out.
As for the popular “Blues”, they await the derby after winning in the last two rounds just one point which was at home against West Brom, while before it they lost (away) against Newcastle 2-0.
On the other hand, in the Champions League, Mourinho’s man greatly improved after the first round home defeat from Basel, as in the next three matches Blues won all nine points and only one more win they need to secure the knockout phase.
In addition, it should be noted that in the knockout round of the League Cup as guests Blues celebrated with 2:0 against Arsenal, so it is quite clear that Mourinho at this point can not be satisfied only with the results of his team in Premier league, where the leading “Gunners” are four points ahead.
West Ham probable lineup : Jaaskelainen – Demel, Tomkins, Reid, Rat – Diame, Noble – Downing, Nolan, Jarvis – Morrison
Chelsea probable lineup : Cech – Ivanovic, Terry, Luiz, Cole – Ramires, Lampard – Willian, Oscar, Hazard – Eto’o