Chelsea ‘a bridge too far’ for West Ham?

Brian Jeeves

Chelsea v West Ham United – Premier League – Stamford Bridge – Sunday (2pm) – Preview

David Moyes took the positives from West Ham United’s Premier League draw with Liverpool at the London Stadium and will demand similar standards from his charges when they head across the capital to face erratic Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

Although securing a top-seven spot looks unlikely for the East Londoners, a battling performance against the Reds offered something of a response following their 5-2 thrashing at Crystal Palace a week previous. 

“I said to the players that we need to show some form of reaction today, and I think we did that,” Moyes told www.whufc.com.

“It was tough because Liverpool are very good in possession, and you have to try and make it as tough for them as possible to score goals.

“As long as we keep to within one goal of the opposition we’re always confident we can score, because of the attacking players we’ve got at our disposal, and we were able to do that today.”

Konstantinos Mavropanos and Nayef Aguerd seem unlikely to return against the Blues, although both will be assessed following recent injury issues, as will George Earthy.

Despite a lengthy injury list, Chelsea had more than enough to see off Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge on Thursday evening and leapfrog the Hammers into eighth place, with their sights firmly on booking a European place.

The Blues have now won eight of their past ten home Premier League games.

Jeevesie’s prediction: Chelsea 2-1 West Ham United

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Brian Jeeves

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