West Ham vs Chelsea Preview: How to Watch on TV, Live Stream, Kick Off Time & Team News

Jun 29, 2020, 11:56 AM GMT+1
Robert Snodgrass battling for the ball against Chelsea
Robert Snodgrass battling for the ball against Chelsea | Visionhaus/Getty Images
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Frank Lampard's high-flying Chelsea head to the London Stadium on Wednesday night to take on relegation battlers West Ham in the Premier League.

The Hammers are seeking their first league win since the restart and desperately need three points in their bid for survival. Three straight losses have seen David Moyes' side plummet down to 17th, only avoiding the drop zone on goal difference.

Ross Barkley scored the winner against Leicester
Ross Barkley scored the winner against Leicester | Pool/Getty Images

On the contrary, Chelsea will be heading into Wednesday night's match brimming with the confidence. The Blues are undefeated since their return as they aim to solidify Champions League football next season, and most recently beat Leicester to reach the FA Cup semi finals.

Where to Watch

When Is Kick Off? Wednesday 1 July
What Time Is Kick Off? 20:15 (BST)
Where Is it Played? London Stadium
TV Channel/Live Stream? Sky Sports Premier League (UK), FuboTV (US)
Referee? Martin Atkinson

Team News

For the home side, midfielder Robert Snodgrass is suffering from a lower back injury and will play no part. Record signing Sebastien Haller is recovering from a hip injury and is a major doubt, while full back Arthur Masuaku is on the way back from an ankle problem but doubtful for Wednesday.

Sebastian Haller in action for West Ham
Sebastian Haller in action for West Ham | Julian Finney/Getty Images

For the visitors, Fikayo Tomori will continue his spell on the sidelines, due to a muscle injury. In-form Christian Pulisic hobbled out of Sunday's FA Cup win at Leicester, picking up a calf injury, and is doubtful to start.

Predicted Lineups

West Ham: Fabianski; Fredericks, Balbuena, Diop, Cresswell; Rice, Noble, Soucek; Bowen, Antonio, Anderson.

Chelsea: Kepa; Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Zouma, Alonso; Kovacic, Kante, Barkley; Willian, Giroud, Mount.

Recent Form

Christian Pulisic
Pulisic has been in excellent form for Chelsea | Visionhaus/Getty Images

West Ham are in poor form at the moment. The Hammers hosted Wolves in their first game back and were comfortably beaten 2-0 at the London Stadium, and lost by the same scoreline in their trip to Tottenham.

Chelsea have marked their return with three wins out of three. Lampard's side are looking relentless in their pursuit of Champions League football next season, beating Aston Villa 2-1 in their first game back, and have since managed impressive victories over Manchester City and Leicester.

Here's how both teams have fared in their last five outings.

West Ham

Tottenham 2-0 West Ham (23/6)
West Ham 0-2 Wolves (20/6)
Arsenal 1-0 West Ham (7/3)
West Ham 3-1 Southampton (29/2)
Liverpool 3-2 West Ham (24/2)

Jarrod Bowen, Ryan Fredericks
West Ham players dejected after their defeat to Tottenham | Julian Finney/Getty Images

Chelsea

Leicester 0-1 Chelsea (28/6)
Chelsea 2-1 Manchester City (25/6)
Aston Villa 1-2 Chelsea (21/6)
Chelsea 4-0 Everton (8/3)
Chelsea 2-0 Liverpool (3/3)

Prediction

Frank Lampard
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard | Julian Finney/Getty Images

Chelsea have found West Ham to be a tough adversary of recent history. In their last five meetings, dating back to late 2017, Chelsea have won just once.

West Ham earned a hard fought win in the reverse fixture at Stamford Bridge back in November, with Aaron Cresswell's strike proving enough alongside some goalkeeping heroics from David Martin.

There seems to be something about Chelsea that gets West Ham firing on all cylinders. With the Hammers desperate for a victory, this could be the match where their luck finally turns.

Prediction: West Ham 1-0 Chelsea

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