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West Ham vs Chelsea betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

This article provides a preview, prediction and betting tips for West Ham vs Chelsea in the Premier League on December 4, 2021.
West Ham vs Chelsea betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds
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West Ham vs Chelsea betting tips

This article covers West Ham vs Chelsea betting tips and predictions. These are the betting odds:

o – West Ham win 4.75/1 underdogs

o – Draw 3.5/1

o – Chelsea win 1.75/1 favourites

Note: All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

West Ham vs Chelsea betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

WHICHFORD, ENGLAND – APRIL 17: Nike Premier League Strike Football photographed on April 23, 2020 in Whichford, Warwickshire, United Kingdom. No Premier League matches have been played since March 9th due to the Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic. (Photo by VISIONHAUS)

West Ham vs Chelsea: Match details

Match: West Ham vs Chelsea

Competition: Premier League

Date: December 4, 2021

Kick-off time: 12:30 pm, December 4, 2021 (UK time)

Stadium: London Stadium

West Ham vs Chelsea betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 23: Antonio Ruediger of Chelsea battles for possession with Michail Antonio of West Ham United during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Chelsea FC at London Stadium on September 23, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Betting prediction: West Ham 1 – 1 Chelsea

West Ham United welcomes Chelsea to the London Stadium on Saturday for this London Derby in the Premier League.

The Blues have the upper hand in the head-to-head, with 27 wins to West Ham’s 14, from their 50 encounters in the Premier League.

Although, outside of Premier League fixtures, the Hammers have the slight upper hand with 28 wins to Chelsea’s 25 dating back to when they first faced each other competitively in the old Division One back in 1923.

Recently, things are pretty even in this head-to-head. The Blues completed a league double over West Ham last season. However, the previous season it was the Hammers who took 6 points from 6 from the two matches. Chelsea took 4 points from 6 the season prior after West Ham had done so in the 2017/18 season.

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West Ham vs Chelsea betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 22: Romelu Lukaku of Chelsea celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Emirates Stadium on August 22, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Leech/Offside/Offside via Getty Images)

West Ham vs Chelsea: Recommended bets

101 Great Goals’ prediction for this match is West Ham 1 – 1 Chelsea and is available at odds of 7.5/1.

3-2 West Ham win. West Ham’s last home victory over Chelsea came back in July 2020 when the clubs returned to football after lockdown. The Hammers came from behind to win in dramatic fashion with a last-minute winner in a 3-2 match. A repeat of this score on Saturday is available at odds of 41/1.

0-1 Chelsea win. Chelsea won 0-1 on their last visit to the London Stadium back in April. You can back them at 7.5/1 for the same scoreline here on Saturday.

Under 2.5 goals. West Ham vs Chelsea at the London Stadium has been a low scoring game lately, with 3 of the last 4 editions seeing just 1 goal or less scored in the match. You can back another low scoring game here on Saturday with odds of 1.9/1 for under 2.5 goals.

Romelu Lukaku Goalscorer. Lukaku (above) has just 1 goal for club and country since mid-September. A run of 1 goal in 9 games coupled with an injury has made the start to his Chelsea return a difficult one. Still, the Belgian international is the 4/1 favourite to score the game’s opener on Saturday. Or 1.9/1 to bag a goal at any time during the game against the Hammers.


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West Ham vs Chelsea betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

West Ham United’s Aaron Cresswell celebrates scoring his side’s first goal Chelsea v West Ham United – Premier League – Stamford Bridge 30-11-2019 . (Photo by Tess Derry/EMPICS/PA Images via Getty Images)

West Ham vs Chelsea: What are the betting odds?

The Irons are 4.75/1 to make it 5 home wins out of 8 in this head-to-head by taking all 3 points from Chelsea on Saturday.

Whereas, the Blues are 1.75/1 to make it 6 consecutive away wins in the Premier League this season by picking up a win at the London Stadium.

There has been just 1 statemate between these sides in the last 11 matches. Odds of 3.5/1 are available if you see West Ham and Chelsea cancelling each other out on Saturday.

West Ham vs Chelsea – recent form and head to head statistics

West Ham United vs Chelsea FC form
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Manchester United vs West Ham United - 1:0
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West Ham United vs Leeds United - 2:3
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West Ham United vs Norwich City - 2:0
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West Ham United vs Leeds United - 2:0
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Crystal Palace vs West Ham United - 2:3
Latest match form, last 5 games:
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Chelsea FC vs Tottenham Hotspur - 2:0
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Brighton & Hove Albion vs Chelsea FC - 1:1
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Manchester City vs Chelsea FC - 1:0
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Tottenham Hotspur vs Chelsea FC - 0:1
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Chelsea FC vs Chesterfield FC - 5:1
Last 5 games for West Ham United
January 22, 2022 Premier League 21/22 Manchester United 1  - 0 West Ham United
January 16, 2022 Premier League 21/22 West Ham United 2  - 3 Leeds United
January 12, 2022 Premier League 21/22 West Ham United 2  - 0 Norwich City
January 9, 2022 FA Cup 21/22 West Ham United 2  - 0 Leeds United
January 1, 2022 Premier League 21/22 Crystal Palace 2  - 3 West Ham United
Last 5 games for Chelsea FC
January 23, 2022 Premier League 21/22 Chelsea FC 2  - 0 Tottenham Hotspur
January 18, 2022 Premier League 21/22 Brighton & Hove Albion 1  - 1 Chelsea FC
January 15, 2022 Premier League 21/22 Manchester City 1  - 0 Chelsea FC
January 12, 2022 EFL Cup 21/22 Tottenham Hotspur 0  - 1 Chelsea FC
January 8, 2022 FA Cup 21/22 Chelsea FC 5  - 1 Chesterfield FC
West Ham United vs Chelsea FC Premier League 21/22 form
West Ham United Chelsea FC
23 Matches played 24
11 Matches won 13
248 Goal attempts 302
96 Shots on goal 127
98 Shots off goal 104
131 Corner kicks 157
47% Average ball possession 57%
54 Shots blocked 71
31 Cards given 40
204 Free kicks 312
36 Offsides 46
4 Shots on post 2
2 Shots on bar 4
32 Goals by foot 38
7 Goals by head 9
41 Goals scored 48
31 Goals conceded 18
West Ham United vs Chelsea FC statistics for most recent head to head matches
West Ham United Chelsea FC
53 Matches 53
27 Home Matches 26
26 Away Matches 27
48 Total Goals 86
0.91 Average Goals Scored 1.62
16 Wins 28
28 Losses 16
9 Draws 9
Last 5 games & match results between West Ham United and Chelsea FC
December 4, 2021 Premier League 21/22 West Ham United 3  - 2 Chelsea FC
April 24, 2021 Premier League 20/21 West Ham United 0  - 1 Chelsea FC
December 21, 2020 Premier League 20/21 Chelsea FC 3  - 0 West Ham United
July 1, 2020 Premier League 19/20 West Ham United 3  - 2 Chelsea FC
November 30, 2019 Premier League 19/20 Chelsea FC 0  - 1 West Ham United

West Ham vs Chelsea betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 21: Jarrod Bowen of West Ham United scores a goal which was disallowed following a foul on Thiago Silva of Chelsea in the build-up during the Premier League match between Chelsea and West Ham United at Stamford Bridge on December 21, 2020 in London, England. The match will be played without fans, behind closed doors as a Covid-19 precaution. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

West Ham vs Chelsea: Match preview

While there are so many London derbies in football, many of them don’t really hold any special relevance. They don’t particularly feel like derbies and the underdog doesn’t cause many upsets as a result.

However, West Ham vs Chelsea certainly isn’t the case. The match is known locally as the ‘District Line’ derby, referring to the London Underground line that fans would use on the tube to visit their opponent. The rivalry increased in prominence in the ‘70s and ‘80s largely due to the hooligan culture in English football at the time, with the clubs having two of the game’s most feared fanbases.

It flared up once again in the late 1990s and early 2000s when Chelsea recruited John Terry from the Hammers’ academy and then signed Frank Lampard, Glen Johnson and Joe Cole in the following years creating the tag of them being a feeder club on the part of Blues fans.

In terms of current playing squads, none of the Chelsea side have any ties to West Ham. However, the Hammers have former Chelsea academy player Declan Rice anchoring their midfield and Kurt Zouma as their star central defender, after his arrival in August for £31.5m.

Saturday will be only the second time that Moyes and Tuchel have faced each other as managers. While the 0-1 win for Chelsea may give the appearance of a close game that could have gone either way, in truth, the Pensioners battered the Irons and would have won 0-3 but for wasteful finishing from Timo Werner and Tammy Abraham.

West Ham only created 0.27 expected goals’ worth of chances in the match and their only shots on target were from 25 yards out or more. Chelsea did a great job of shutting down West Ham’s set-piece game that has seen them be a threat to many sides, most notably against Liverpool just a few weeks ago.

The problem for Chelsea will be imposing their game plan on the Hammers without Ben Chilwell and possibly Reece James in the wing-back positions. The pair have been instrumental to Chelsea’s attack this season and they laboured at the weekend in their absence, with Tuchel describing the 1-2 win against Watford as one in which his side ‘stole 3 points’.


West Ham vs Chelsea betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 23: Andriy Yarmolenko of West Ham United looks on during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Chelsea FC at London Stadium on September 23, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

West Ham team news vs Chelsea

Angelo Ogbonna is the Irons’ only long-term injury concern at the moment. Ogbonna injured his knee in the 3-2 win against Liverpool and will now likely miss the remainder of the season as a result.

Aaron Cresswell is the only other doubt for David Moyes here. He missed the 1-1 draw with Brighton due to a lower back injury and is rated as 50/50 to be involved against Chelsea. He faces a late fitness test.

Arthur Masuaku, Manuel Lanzini, and Andriy Yarmolenko (above) are the three most likely to come into the starting XI here, should Moyes look to reshuffle his pack to keep players fresh during this busy run of games.

West Ham vs Chelsea betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

Chelsea’s Ben Chilwell receives treatment for an injury before being substituted during the Premier League match at Stamford Bridge, London. (Photo by John Walton/PA Images via Getty Images)

Chelsea team news vs West Ham

Ben Chilwell (above) is ruled out with a partial tear of his ACL. Chelsea have decided to allow six weeks to see if he recovers or if he will need surgery. Marcos Alonso will continue in Chilwell’s absence at left-back.

Trevoh Chalobah was withdrawn around the hour-mark of the 1-2 win at Watford in midweek. Scans are required on his hamstring strain to determine exactly how long he will be out, but the defender is certainly unavailable for this match at least.

N’Golo Kante has missed the last 2 league games after he twisted his knee against Juventus. Unlike Chilwell, he isn’t expected to be out for long and will likely be back sometime before Christmas.

Mateo Kovacic has missed Chelsea’s last 5 league matches with a hamstring problem. Like Kante, he isn’t expected to be available this weekend and it could still be a few games before he is fit to return.

Reece James is the nearest to a return of those who missed out in midweek. He got a kick on the ankle against Man United, but was able to complete the match. Afterwards, the pain and swelling caused him to miss the trip to Watford. He should be back here, though, and if not, certainly next weekend.

Predicted West Ham line-up vs Chelsea

West Ham's predicted XI to face Chelsea.

West Ham’s predicted XI to face Chelsea.

Predicted Chelsea line-up vs West Ham

Chelsea's predicted XI to face West Ham.

Chelsea’s predicted XI to face West Ham.


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The Premier League table as it stands:

# Team MP W D L F A D P
1 Manchester City 23 18 3 2 55 14 41 57
2 Liverpool FC 21 13 6 2 55 18 37 45
3 Chelsea FC 23 12 8 3 46 18 28 44
4 Manchester United 22 11 5 6 36 30 6 38
5 West Ham United 23 11 4 8 41 31 10 37
6 Tottenham Hotspur 19 11 3 5 26 22 4 36
7 Arsenal FC 20 11 2 7 33 25 8 35
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 21 10 4 7 19 16 3 34
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 21 6 11 4 22 22 0 29
10 Aston Villa 21 8 2 11 28 32 -4 26
11 Leicester City 19 7 4 8 33 36 -3 25
12 Southampton FC 22 5 10 7 26 34 -8 25
13 Crystal Palace 21 5 9 7 30 31 -1 24
14 Brentford FC 23 6 5 12 26 38 -12 23
15 Leeds United 21 5 7 9 24 40 -16 22
16 Everton FC 20 5 4 11 24 35 -11 19
17 Norwich City 22 4 4 14 13 45 -32 16
18 Newcastle United 21 2 9 10 21 43 -22 15
19 Watford FC 20 4 2 14 23 40 -17 14
20 Burnley FC 17 1 8 8 16 27 -11 11
Last updated: 1 min ago

This article was edited by Conor Laird.

West Ham vs Chelsea live streaming & betting tips FAQs

What time is kick off between West Ham vs Chelsea?

12:30 pm on Saturday Dec 4, 2021 (UK Time)

What are the betting odds for West Ham vs Chelsea?

West Ham win 4.75/1 | Chelsea win 1.75/1 | Draw 3.5/1

What is the 101 Great Goals prediction for West Ham vs Chelsea?

101 Great Goals predicts: West Ham 1 – 1 Chelsea

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