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The Chelsea v West Ham game is certain to be an exciting watch, ahead of the game we look at the history between the two teams and celebrate positive wins and devastating losses for both Chelsea and West Ham.
Chelsea 3 – 0 West Ham, November 2013
Chelsea and West Ham have had many Premier League meetings in the past that have provided the fans with an exciting game, and their match in 2013 was no different. Chelsea took home the win against West Ham with a 3-0 finish thanks to goals from Lampard and Oscar. Frank Lampard led his team to the triumphant victory and scored twice in the 90 minute match falling short of a hat trick. Following the win the Chelsea team moved up to 3rd place in the Premier League table and were getting closer to an overall win. Lampard’s successful penalty shot was what initially put the team ahead, followed by Oscar taking advantage of West Ham’s Guy Demel’s poor back pass. However the boys did not stop there, Lampard sealed the win with a confident finish making the overall score 3-0. Jose Mourinho the Chelsea manager at the time had a lot of praise for the boys in blues saying their “90 minute performance was solid from the get go”. West Ham boss Sam Allardyce was less positive, expressing that they “can expect to lose against a team like Chelsea” when making the kind of mistakes that they did. Undoubtedly, Chelsea’s star midfielder Frank Lampard had a lot to celebrate, both in this game and the season as a whole. The traditional long-range shooter has a 42% shooting accuracy and a 75% tackle success, making him a valuable player. Overall, team possession of the ball throughout the game was not that far apart, Chelsea led with 55%, and West Ham were not far behind with 65%. However, Chelsea certainly provided themselves with more opportunities, with 20 attempted shots and 8 on target, in comparison to West Ham’s 8 shot attempts and 1 on target.
Chelsea 1 – 2 West Ham, October 2016
The fourth round EFL cup saw an explosive game between Chelsea and West Ham back in 2016. The London Derby was set as “high risk” and an alcohol ban was in place in an attempt to prevent fights. However, Chelsea fans were left disappointed with the result which led to crowd disturbances between the teams towards the end of the match. News that followed the match seemed to over shadow the West Ham win. West Ham took the lead at only 11 minutes in with an impressive header from Senegalese midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate. This was then followed by a fierce 18 yard strike from Edimilson Fernandes in the second half. Chelsea’s Gary Cahill managed to score, however this was only a constellation and it was clear that West Ham had done enough to secure their position in the final eight of the league. However, Antonio Conte looked for the positives of the game, which was seen to paradox the feelings of the West Ham fans, he said despite the loss he managed to find a lot of positives from the game. West Ham’s Cheikhou Kouyaté certainly had a lot to be proud of from the game. Statistically the midfielder has a shooting accuracy of 40% and a tackle success of 77% this was evidenced through the hard work he put into this match.
Chelsea 3 – 2 West Ham, February 2002
Chelsea and West Ham met again during February 2002 for the 4th round of the FA cup final following a draw result in their previous game. The teenage player Jermain Defoe gave the West Ham team the lead they had hoped for, with both goals coming from the talented youngster. However, post-match debate argues whether that goal should have been classed as an own goal from John Terry. Regardless, the Chelsea team managed to score an impressive 3 goals to help clench the win, resulting in them being sent through to the 5th round of the FA cup. The slow game start left no one anticipating the drama that was to come. Chelsea’s Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink was responsible for one of the goals in the game, which shows his previous season successes had been no fluke. The talented forward player scored 23 goals in that season and won 16 games with the Chelsea team. The player won the Golden Boot award twice between 1998 and 2001. In the 19998/99 season the player scored 18 goals in only 36 appearances making him a formidable player on the pitch and hard to compete with.
Chelsea 0 – 1 West Ham, December 2017
This match saw the first West Ham win under their new manager at the time; David Moyes and he received credit for the game. The Chelsea players and fans alike would have found this loss to be disappointing as this was their 4th defeat in 16 which knocked the former champions out of the title race. Antonio Conte excused his team’s performance stating that his players “were tired”. Chelsea star player Hazard struggled to help his team come back, which subsequently left the team with no goal finish. With only seven minutes to go it was left to Alvaro Morata to equalise, however this opportunity was missed. The statistics however suggest Chelsea had greater chances, with a 69% position lead throughout the game, it is no surprise as to why the game was a difficult loss. West Ham’s only goal came from Marko Arnautovic, the forward player had a successful season that year with an 11 goal finish and a shooting accuracy of just under 50%. However, despite the win it was not enough and West Ham were left in bottom three of the league tables.