Eden Hazard scores vs. West Ham on Chelsea's lethal counter
- Author: Stacy Allen Mar 07, 2017,
Mar 07, 2017, 0:07
However, the London club have started to falter with two draws alongside their two victories from their last four matches.
West Ham United conceded at least a goal in each of their last five Premier league matches and have been tipped by SportyBet not to keep a clean sheet at odds of (1.11) in this clash.
Andy Carroll is set to replace Michail Antonio in West Ham's squad, with their top scorer suspended for this match following his red card at Watford last weekend.
Seven arrests were made on the night and West Ham officials have since worked with Chelsea and Metropolitan Police to identify 97 supporters using CCTV footage and impose banning orders on them.
After Chelsea won the 2014/15 league title under Jose Mourinho, a disastrous campaign last season saw the Portuguese manager lose his job and the side end the season in 10th place, missing out on European competition completely. The Blues are favorites to win this game but they did lose to the Hammers earlier this season.
Chelsea won the reverse fixture at Stamford Bridge on the opening day of the season when Diego Costa scored a late victor to give Chelsea the first victory under Antonio Conte.
The West Ham striker has been in fine form this season and some fans have argued that he provides an "alternative option" upfront due to his aerial ability - something that the England side crave when struggling to break teams down.
'I think the way that the season started obviously wasn't the best, especially at home but we've turned the table now, ' the centre back told Sportsmail. "It must be our home, the Champions League".
Check out the official Premier League ticket hub. Costa has managed to score or assist a goal every 101 minutes this season and that looks ominous for West Ham.
With Chelsea rolling seemingly unstoppably towards the title, it will be scary for other teams to hear that the Blues are already preparing for a record breaking summer of reinforcement.