A run of local games begins with a trip to the east of the capital for a crucial fixture at both ends of the table, and our build-up to West Ham against Chelsea starts with the key facts and figures…
Chelsea vs West Ham head to head Premier League record
The Hammers are seeking a first league double against us since 2002/03. Claudio Ranieri was in charge of the Chelsea side that included Frank Lampard and Jody Morris in both matches. The second game, on 3 May 2003 at Upton Park, was Jody’s final appearance for the club. Paulo Di Canio scored a brace in the game at the Bridge earlier in the season which West Ham won 3-2. West Ham were relegated that season.
West Ham have won three of their past seven Premier League home games against the Blues. Chelsea have also won three.
West Ham haven’t scored more than a single goal in any of their past seven Premier League games against Chelsea, failing to score on two occasions.
Chelsea have failed to score in our past two Premier League away games against West Ham. We’ve never gone three consecutive league games without an away goal against the Hammers.
Aaron Cresswell scored the only goal in the reverse fixture as West Ham ran out 1-0 winners at Stamford Bridge in November.
Biggest win for each team:
Chelsea 6-2 West Ham 1965/66
West Ham 4-0 Chelsea 1980/81
Chelsea 0-4 West Ham 1985/86
Chelsea’s biggest win at West Ham – 4-0 in 2007/08
Corresponding fixture last season
WEST HAM UNITED 0 CHELSEA 0
London Stadium, 23.09.18, 1.30pm
West Ham United (4-3-3) Fabianski; Zabaleta, Balbuena, Diop, Masuaku; Noble (c) (Sanchez 85), Rice, Obiang; Yarmolenko, Antonio (Perez 65), Anderson (Snodgrass 73)
Unused subs Adrian, Fredericks, Cresswell, Ogbonna.
Manager Manuel Pellegrini
Booked Anderson 52, Snodgrass 90+2
Chelsea (4-3-3) Arrizabalaga; Azpilicueta (c), Rudiger (Cahill 69), David Luiz, Alonso; Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic (Barkley 78); Willian, Giroud (Morata 64), Hazard.
Unused subs Caballero, Zappacosta, Fabregas, Moses.
Injured Pedro, Loftus-Cheek
Head coach Maurizio Sarri
Booked Kante 49
Referee Mike Dean
Frank Lampard’s side have lost just one of our last 11 domestic league and cup games, winning the last five.
Chelsea are aiming for a sixth consecutive win for the first time since October 2019 when we managed seven in a row.
The Blues are seeking a fourth consecutive away Premier League London derby win for the first time since 2009.
The Blues have kept just one clean sheet in our 15 away Premier League encounters this campaign, a 2-0 victory against Tottenham in December.
Chelsea have scored twice or more in each of our last five Premier League games.
Christian Pulisic has now scored seven Premier League goals this season, the most of any player in the competition aged 21 or under.
Frank Lampard has now beaten Pep Guardiola, Jurgen Klopp and Jose Mourinho (twice) in his first season as Chelsea’s head coach.
Chelsea had 10 shots on target against Manchester City. It was only the fourth time we’ve achieved that figure in the Premier League this term. The others were Brighton home (10), Watford away (10) and Everton home (11).
Chelsea’s Premier League scorers
Abraham 13, Pulisic 7, Mount 6, Willian 6 (2 pens), Alonso 4, Jorginho 4 (3 pens), Giroud 3, Kante 3, Azpilicueta 2, Rudiger 2, Batshuayi 1, Hudson-Odoi 1, Kovacic 1, Pedro 1, Tomori 1
Willian’s penalty against City last week was his 60th goal for the Blues. He becomes our seventh overseas player to reach that milestone.
Top goals by overseas players
Didier Drogba 164
Eden Hazard 110
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink 87
Gianfranco Zola 80
Eidur Gudjohnsen 78
Salomon Kalou 60
Nicolas Anelka 59
Diego Costa 59
Tore Andre Flo 50
West Ham Stats
This season’s Premier League stats
Most appearances: Rice 31, Fornals 29, Noble 28
Most goals: Haller 7, Snodgrass 5, Noble 4
Most assists: Fornals 5, Snodgrass 5, Anderson 4
Most clean sheets: Fabianski 4, Martin 2
Since 10 January, David Moyes’ side have won five points from a possible 33, losing the last three.
The Hammers have lost their last five Premier League matches against teams starting the day in the top four, since a 1-0 win at Chelsea in November 2019.
David Moyes’ side have failed to score in three consecutive Premier League games for the first time since December 2015.
West Ham have dropped a league-high 22 points from winning positions in the Premier League this season, while only gaining one point from losing positions.
West Ham have lost all three of their home London derbies in the Premier League this season. The last occasion they lost four consecutively in the top flight was in January 1989 in Division One.
West Ham have lost eight of their 15 Premier League games at the London Stadium, winning four:
Man City L 0-5
Norwich W 2-0
Man Utd W 2-0
Crystal Palace L 1-2
Sheffield United D 1-1
Newcastle L 2-3
Tottenham L 2-3
Arsenal L 1-3
Leicester L 1-2
Bournemouth W 4-0
Everton D 1-1
Liverpool L 0-2
Brighton D 3-3
Southampton W 3-1
Wolves L 0-2
Only Southampton (14) have won fewer points than the Hammers at home this season (15).
Premier League scorers
Haller 7, Snodgrass 5, Noble 4 (3 pens), Cresswell 3, Diop 3, Yarmolenko 3, Antonio 2, Fornals 2, Ogbonna 2, Anderson 1, Balbuena 1, Bowen 1, Hernandez 1
David Moyes is set to face Chelsea for the 40th time in his managerial career in all competitions.
David Moyes management record v Chelsea
West Ham’s last Premier League game
Tuesday 23 June
Tottenham 2 West Ham 0
Team 4-2-3-1: Fabianski; Fredericks, Balbuena, Diop, Cresswell; Soucek, Rice; Bowen, Noble (c) (Anderson 72), Fornals (Lanzini 72); Antonio
Booked: Fornals, Noble
There are no suspensions.
In the Premier League, the deadline for suspension for accumulating five bookings has passed. Players must now avoid accruing ten cautions before the completion of the 32nd game (this one) to escape a two-match ban.
Premier League bookings list
West Ham Diop 8, Cresswell 7, Fredericks 5, Noble 5, Rice 5, Ogbonna 4, Snodgrass 4, Fornals 3, Masuaku 3, Antonio 2, Balbuena 2, Yarmolenko 2, Zabaleta 2, Anderson 1, Fabianski 1, Haller 1, Martin 1.
Chelsea Jorginho 10, Kovacic 7, Christensen 5, Zouma 5, Alonso 4, Kante 4, Emerson 3, Mount 3, Rudiger 3, Tomori 3, Willian 3, Abraham 2, Hudson-Odoi 1, James 1, Pedro 1.
Referee and VAR
Referee: Martin Atkinson
VAR: Jon Moss
Martin Atkinson is the official for his third Chelsea game this season. The others were at Manchester City in November and at Norwich in August.