London rivals Chelsea and West Ham face off within the Premier League tonight.
The Blues must hit again from two straight defeats to Wolves and Everton.
They’ll transfer as much as fifth within the top-flight desk with a win over West Ham this night.
The Hammers, who drew with Crystal Palace final outing, have been in good type lately and can be seeking to leapfrog Chelsea within the desk tonight.
This would be the closing Premier League fixture held earlier than Christmas Day.
Chelsea v West Ham: Date and kick-off time
This match can be held at Stamford Bridge on Monday, December 21 and can kick-off at 8pm.
West Ham accomplished an excellent double over Chelsea final season together with a 1-Zero win on this fixture.
Chelsea have solely overwhelmed the Hammers as soon as of their final six conferences.
Chelsea v West Ham: TV channel and reside stream
The sport is being broadcast on Sky Sports activities Principal Occasion and Sky Sports activities Premier League from 7:30pm and follows their protection of Burnley v Wolves.
Sky Sports activities clients can reside stream this by way of the app utilizing their cellular, pill or pc units.
If not, you should buy a Sky Sports activities Day Move from NowTV for £8.99.
Chelsea v West Ham: Group information
Callum Hudson-Odoi and Hakim Ziyech will face late health checks forward of the go to of West Ham.
The wingers have each been sidelined with hamstring issues, however had been again in full coaching for the primary time on Friday.
Reece James is a doubt with a knee concern whereas Billy Gilmour is pushing for his first league begin of the season.
In the meantime, West Ham should test on Michail Antonio and Fabian Balbuena.
Antonio is battling to get well from the hamstring damage which has saved him out of the final three matches and Balbuena missed Wednesday’s 1-1 draw towards Crystal Palace on account of a minor knock.
Arthur Masuaku is out following knee surgical procedure.
Chelsea v West Ham: What has been stated?
Frank Lampard insists Chelsea can not remorse Declan Rice slipping by way of the academy web and flourishing at London rivals West Ham.
England midfielder Rice progressed by way of Chelsea’s ranks however was then launched aged 14 and ended up with the Hammers.
The 21-year-old has been very good in east London lately and is now a long-term switch goal for the Blues.
Lampard stated: “He’s a incredible participant for West Ham and England, so truthful play, as a result of his journey there, after leaving Chelsea and going to West Ham, it’s a superb story to listen to.
“There are many these tales for various causes, at no matter degree and that exhibits a energy of character. By way of our finish, I actually wouldn’t use the phrase remorse.
“Our academy is without doubt one of the greatest on the planet, you take a look at our first crew and all of the gamers we’ve produced which can be in and across the first-team squad, we’ve bought so many.
“And it’s not simple, it’s not an actual science to choose or select gamers. The academy work brilliantly right here to convey by way of a variety of gamers.
“Declan Rice has given himself private credit score for going and having the good begin to his profession he’s had at West Ham.”
Chelsea v West Ham: Match stats and information
- Chelsea have misplaced simply one in all their final 14 Premier League residence video games towards West Ham (W9 D4), although it was on this precise fixture final season (0-1). They’ve not misplaced back-to-back residence league video games towards the Hammers since February 1996.
- West Ham received residence and away towards Chelsea within the Premier League final season, and need to win three in a row towards the Blues within the top-flight for the primary time since a run of 4 between September 1972 and March 1974.
- Chelsea have misplaced their closing league match earlier than Christmas in simply two of their final 30 seasons (W19 D9), dropping to Leeds United in 1999 and Leicester City in 2018.
- West Ham’s closing league match earlier than Christmas final season was a 1-Zero win over Southampton – the Hammers haven’t gone into Christmas with a win in consecutive seasons since doing so three years in a row between 1978 and 1980.
- When scoring not less than as soon as, Chelsea have misplaced simply one in all their final 38 Premier League residence video games (W27 D10), with that defeat coming by the hands of Liverpool final season (1-2). The Blues are unbeaten of their final 16 league video games by which they’ve scored at Stamford Bridge (W14 D2).
- Chelsea have misplaced their final two Premier League video games, with the Blues final dropping three in a row within the competitors again in November 2015.
- West Ham have gained 5 factors from dropping positions within the Premier League this season, together with their 1-1 draw towards Crystal Palace final outing. The Hammers solely received 5 factors from behind in the entire of the 2019-20 marketing campaign.
- West Ham have received their final two Premier League away video games, as many as that they had of their earlier 14 on the street (D3 L9). The Hammers final received three consecutively on the street within the competitors again in December 2018.
- Frank Lampard is seeking to keep away from turning into the primary Chelsea supervisor to lose his first three league encounters with West Ham, whereas solely three managers have misplaced their first three Premier League video games towards the Hammers: Danny Wilson (1997-98), Sean Dyche (2014-16) and Ralph Hasenhuttl (2018-19).
- West Ham supervisor David Moyes has by no means received a Premier League match at Stamford Bridge (P15 D7 L8) – the one occasion in Premier League historical past of a supervisor taking cost of extra video games at a stadium with out profitable is Moyes himself at Anfield (16 video games).