After beating Leicester City in the FA Cup on Sunday, Chelsea shift their focus back to the Premier League as they take on West Ham United on Wednesday.
The Blues are yet to taste defeat since the 2019-20 season resumed earlier this month but the last time these two sides met in the league, Chelsea went down 1-0 – at home.
But while predicting the outcome of the match for BetVictor, Michael Owen has claimed that Chelsea will not falter this time around for a couple of reasons.
He wrote: “After 5 goals conceded and none scored in their last three Premier League games, West Ham are now hovering above the relegation trap-door with all three teams below them having played a game less.
“Chelsea’s transfer ban effectively forced Frank Lampard to turn to his academy players and the 12 youngsters who he has given debuts to this season have all taken their chances, and it now looks more and more like an inspired revolution.
“They ran out 2-1 winners in a hugely entertaining game against Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on Thursday and will be brimming with confidence going into this London derby.
“How West Ham will be hoping for a repeat of the scoreline when they met back in November at Stamford Bridge.
“On that day, West Ham finished 1-0 winners thanks to an Aaron Cresswell goal early in the second half.
“However, I think Chelsea will burst West Ham’s bubbles and come away from the London Stadium with a 2-1 win to heap more trouble onto David Moyes’ shoulders.”
Chelsea will undoubtedly be looking to pick up all three points in midweek at the London Stadium but we feel West Ham United will be happy with anything other than a loss.
After Chelsea, the only other top-six side the Hammers will face are Manchester United apart from which all their other matches are against relatively weaker oppositions.
So if Moyes’ men can stop the Blues from picking up all three points then they will have a massive chance of escaping relegation this season.