After big back-to-back away games the Blues return to home ground this weekend, and our build-up to West Ham's visit across London begins with the key stats and numbers...
Chelsea vs West Ham head-to-head record
Chelsea are unbeaten in our last 13 home Premier League meetings with West Ham (nine wins, four draws) since a 2-3 loss in September 2002 when Glenn Roeder was in charge.
West Ham have won one of their past seven Premier League meetings with Chelsea (three draws, three defeats), winning 1-0 at home under David Moyes in December 2017.
The Blues have won our last six Premier League London derbies at Stamford Bridge, keeping clean sheets in the last four that all ended 2-0.
Biggest league 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
Last season's corresponding game
CHELSEA 2 WEST HAM UNITED 0
Premier League, Stamford Bridge, 8 April 2019, 8pm
Chelsea (4-3-3) Arrizabalaga; Azpilicueta (c), Rudiger, David Luiz, Emerson; Kante, Jorginho, Loftus-Cheek (Barkley 70); Hudson-Odoi (Pedro 84), Higuain (Giroud 76), Hazard.
Unused subs Caballero, Christensen, Kovacic, Willian.
Head coach Maurizio Sarri
Booked Azpilicueta 82, Arrizabalaga 84
Scorer Hazard 24, 90
West Ham United (4-2-3-1) Fabianski; Fredericks, Balbuena, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Rice, Noble (c) (Obiang 69); Arnautovic, Lanzini, Anderson; Hernandez (Snodgrass h/t).
Unused subs Adrian, Diop, Masuaku, Nasri, Perez.
Manager Manuel Pellegrini
Booked Ogbonna 10
Referee Chris Kavanagh
Chelsea's recent form
Chelsea stand fourth with 26 points from 13 matches, 11 points behind leaders Liverpool and seven ahead of fifth-placed Wolves.
We have scored nine league goals at Stamford Bridge, compared to 19 away.
The Blues have only lost one of our last 15 Premier League games at Stamford Bridge (nine wins, five draws), losing 1-2 to Liverpool in September.
Frank Lampard’s side are seeking a fourth successive home league victory with a clean sheet for the first time since a run of five between November 2014 and January 2015.
Chelsea have opened the scoring in more Premier League games than any other side this season (11). Five of those 11 goals have been netted by Tammy Abraham, more than any other player in the division.
Chelsea are unbeaten in our last 16 Premier League games against ‘non big-six’ teams, since a 0-2 loss at Everton in March (12 wins, four draws).
Our last four Premier League defeats have been against last season’s top six, including all three this season.
In his playing career for the Blues, Lampard won 14, drew four and lost three against the Hammers, scoring seven goals.
Premier League scorers
Abraham 10, Pulisic 5, Mount 4, Kante 3, Willian 2, Alonso 1, Batshuayi 1, Jorginho 1 (pen), Tomori 1
Chelsea are playing our 250th London derby in the Premier League.
If Marcos Alonso plays from the off, he will start a Premier League game for Chelsea for the 100th time.
If selected Kepa Arrizabalaga and Jorginho will make their 50th appearance in the Premier League.
West Ham statistics
Premier League: 10th
FA Cup: Fourth round
League Cup: Fourth round
Top scorer all competitions: Marko Arnautovic 11
This season’s Premier League stats
Most appearances: Diop 13, Rice 13, five on 12
Most goals: Haller 4, Yarmolenko 3, Cresswell 2, Snodgrass 2
Most assists: Anderson 3, Lanzini 2, six on one
Most clean sheets: Fabianski 3
West Ham are 17th in the Premier League with 13 points from 13 games – three points above the relegation zone.
West Ham are winless in their last seven Premier League games (two draws, five defeats) since defeating Manchester United in September, losing each of the last three while conceding three goals each time.
Manuel Pellegrini’s side have won six points on the road this term.
Brighton - drew 1-1
Watford - won 3-1
Aston Villa - drew 0-0
Bournemouth - drew 2-2
Everton - lost 0-2
Burnley - lost 0-3
West Ham have failed to score in more away games in 2019 than any other Premier League side (eight).
The Hammers have won one (Tottenham in April) of their last 21 away Premier League games against ‘big-six’ sides (six draws, 14 defeats).
Michail Antonio has scored in each of his last three Premier League London derby games – no player has ever scored in four successive appearances against London rivals for the Hammers since 1992.
Premier League scorers
Haller 4, Yarmolenko 3, Cresswell 2, Snodgrass 2, Antonio 1, Balbuena 1, Hernandez 1, Noble 1 (pen), Ogbonna 1.
Manuel Pellegrini’s record v Chelsea
West Ham’s last Premier League game
Saturday 23 November
West Ham 2 Tottenham 3
Team 4-4-1-1: Roberto; Fredericks, Diop (Sanchez 64), Ogbonna, Cresswell; Yarmolenko (Fornals 56), Noble (c), Rice, Anderson (Antonio h/t); Snodgrass; Haller
Booked: Diop, Fredericks, Snodgrass
Scorers: Antonio 73, Ogbonna 90+6
Chelsea vs West Ham referee and VAR
Referee: Jon Moss
VAR: Andy Madley
Jon Moss is the official for his first Chelsea game since 2 January against Southampton at Stamford Bridge.
West Ham’s ever-present central defender Issa Diop is suspended for accumulating five yellow cards.
In the Premier League, five yellow cards received before 19 league fixtures have been played will result in a one-match suspension in the competition.
Premier League bookings list
Chelsea: Jorginho 6, Alonso 3, Abraham 2, Christensen 2, Kovacic 2, Tomori 2, Willian 2, Emerson 1, Hudson-Odoi 1, Kante 1, Mount 1, Zouma 1
West Ham: Diop 5, Fredericks 4, Balbuena 2, Noble 2, Ogbonna 2, Rice 2, Snodgrass 2, Anderson 1, Cresswell 1, Haller 1, Masuaku 1, Yarmolenko 1