Chelsea vs. West Ham United Preview: EPL Title, Still Possible For Chelsea

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Updated: January 22, 2014
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Online bookie favorite, Chelsea gets the chance to take the driver’s seat away from Arsenal as they look forward to securing a victory against West Ham United. Chelsea is just two (2) points away from the top spot and apparently, a single win is enough to propel their rank.

 

Match Date: 29 January 2014 (local time)

Venue: Stamford Bridge

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Chelsea

Chelsea’s 3-1 victory over Manchester United meant that the Blues’ title campaign remains alive. The club is just two (2) points behind the current table leader, Arsenal and the match against West Ham United opens the opportunity for them to take the driver’s seat.

 

Chelsea’s current form is impressive. They were successful in their last six (6) matches and were almost undefeated in their home battles. To note, Jose Mourinho and his boys have won eleven (11) of their last twelve (12) encounters and average on at least two (2) goals during its last fifteen (15) encounters.

 

One of the players worthy of recognition is Samuel Eto’o. Initially acquired as a backup forward, he has been one of the most reliable scoring machines of the club. However, Eto’o implied that his days at Stamford Bridge are already numbered as the striker is ready to hang his boots,

Such revelation leads to the question on how the club will fare after speculations of Jose Mata’s exit and alleged entry to Manchester United. Chelsea’s 2-time best player has been linked for a transfer due to his limited appearance this season.

 

West Ham United

After exiting the Capital One Cup, the Hammers need to pounce harder on the pitch in order to ensure their survival this season.

 

Pitted against Chelsea, West Ham United is in danger of slipping further in the relegation zone. They have only won once in their last six (6) matches. Prior to losing to Manchester City, they have already bowed down to Newcastle United. Such performance lowers their chances of surviving the season and facing the Blues make their struggle a lot harder.

 

However, if there is one thing that should inspire them to go for a win, this is Andy Carroll’s return. West Ham United’s top brass, Sam Allardyce stressed Carroll’s importance in helping the club survive.  Also making their return to the pitch are team captain, Kevin Nolan, defender James Tomkins. Allardyce is also looking forward to seeing Guy Demel and Joey O’ Brien in action.

 

Online betting’s top pick: Chelsea

Face with the opportunity to be on top of the table and closing the season with the coveted silverware, expect non-stop action and goals from Chelsea.

 

 

 

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