Match Preview: Premier League (Week 12)

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Updated: November 11, 2013
Chelsea

Chelsea shall not surrender their title race campaign this season. Pitted against West Ham United, Jose Mourinho, the special one and along with his boys shall fight tooth and nail to be on the Premier League’s top 3.

 

 

West Ham United vs. Chelsea Preview

 

Match Date: 23 November 2013 (local time)

Venue: Upton Park

 

Team Form

West Ham United

West Ham United just came from a major upset against Norwich. The Canaries thrashed them with a 3-1 victory that prompted their downward spiral into the Premier League table.

 

Sam Allardyce and his boys face the risks of dropping into the relegation zone. Losing to Norwich was a big blow not only because of the humiliation that went along with it, but also, the difficulty that they have to face in meeting Chelsea. It was a crucial match that could have cushioned them from entering the dreaded area.

 

From the 15th spot, they dropped by a notch, which draws them near the relegation zone. To note, The Irons have already failed to win 9 of their last 10 matches.

 

Chelsea

Chelsea dropped two notches from the 2nd spot after a frustrating draw against West Bromwich Albion.

 

It seemed like there is truth to what Jose Mourinho stated before—that he has not found the perfect Chelsea team yet. A draw against West Brom does not endanger the club’s survival. Rather, it is more of their strong campaign for the title race. As contenders such as Manchester United, Liverpool, Manchester City and Arsenal strive to be an aggressive and efficient force on the pitch, indeed, Chelsea cannot afford to falter. One wrong move and the road to victory becomes even tougher than before.

 

 

Football betting tip: West Ham United 1-3 Chelsea

There is no question to the fact that Chelsea remains a heavy favorite in the match. But they have to be cautious as mistakes similar to the West Brom match may happen again.

 

 

 

 

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