We have a Monday meeting with rivals from across town, and our preview starts here with, among other subjects, our statistical history with the Hammers...
Chelsea vs West Ham head to head
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 match
CHELSEA 0 WEST HAM UNITED 1
Premier League, Stamford Bridge, 30.11.19, 3pm
Chelsea (4-2-3-1) Arrizabalaga; James, Zouma, Tomori, Emerson; Jorginho (c) (Kante 62), Kovacic; Pedro (Willian 62), Mount, Pulisic; Giroud (Hudson-Odoi 71)
Unused subs Caballero, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Batshuayi
Head coach Frank Lampard
West Ham United (4-4-1-1) Martin; Fredericks, Balbuena, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Snodgrass, Noble (c), Rice, Fornals (Masuaku 83); Anderson (Yarmolenko 70); Antonio (Haller 75)
Unused subs Roberto, Zabaleta, Sanchez, Ajeti
Manager Manuel Pellegrini
Booked Fornals 64, Yarmolenko 88, Cresswell 90+4
Scorer Cresswell 48
Referee Jon Moss
Chelsea are unbeaten in five Premier League home games (three wins, two draws), scoring 14 goals in that run.
Having gone nine Premier League games unbeaten, we are now hoping to avoid three successive defeats in the competition for the first time since October/November 2015.
Olivier Giroud is now our equal top scorer in all competitions with Timo Werner on eight goals.
Premier League scorers
Werner 4, Zouma 4, Abraham 3, Jorginho 3 (3 pens), Chilwell 2, Giroud 2, Havertz 1, Hudson-Odoi 1, James 1, Mount 1, Pulisic 1, Thiago Silva 1, Ziyech 1, own-goals 1
West Ham stats
Premier League - 16th
FA Cup - fourth round
Carabao Cup - third round
Top scorer all competitions: Michael Antonio 10
This season’s Premier League stats
Most appearances: Seven on 13
Most goals: Bowen 4, Antonio 3, Haller 3, Soucek 3
Most assists: Cresswell 4, four on 2
Most clean sheets: Fabianski 4
The Hammers are eighth, one point behind Chelsea, with 21 points.
West Ham have won three (Leicester, Sheffield Utd and Leeds) of their six away league matches, drawn at Tottenham and lost at Arsenal and Liverpool.
Seven players - Jarrod Bowen, Aaron Cresswell, Lukasz Fabianski, Pablo Fornals, Angelo Ogbonna, Declan Rice and Tomas Soucek - have started all of the Hammers' 13 Premier League games this term.
David Moyes’ side have won four and drawn one of their past six Premier League games, only losing at home to Man Utd two weeks ago.
The Hammers have avoided defeat on each of the past three occasions they have conceded the first goal in a Premier League game.
West Ham are going for three away league wins in a row for the first time since August/September 2015 when they won at Arsenal, Liverpool and Man City.
The Hammers have scored at least one goal in each of their past nine Premier League matches on the road.
The last time West Ham won an away game in London was at Stamford Bridge last season. They have lost four and drawn one since.
Premier League scorers
Bowen 4, Antonio 3, Haller 3, Soucek 3, Fornals 2, Ogbonna 2, Balbuena 1, Lanzini 1, own goals 2
The Hammers were 17th in the table, one point above relegation, when David Moyes returned to West Ham for the second time on 30 December 2019. They now have 21 points from 13 games, just 18 short of the total they managed for the whole of 2019/20.
David Moyes’ managerial record against Chelsea
West Ham’s last Premier League game
Wednesday 16 December
West Ham 1 Crystal Palace 1
Team 4-2-3-1: Fabianski; Coufal, Diop, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Rice (c), Soucek; Bowen (Yarmolenko 80), Benrahma (Snodgrass 88), Fornals (Lanzini h/t); Haller
Scorer: Haller 55
Who moved to West Ham in the summer?
Said Benrahma - Brentford, loan
Vladimir Coufal - Slavia Prague
Craig Dawson - Watford, loan
Tomas Soucek - Slavia Prague
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: James 3, Kante 3, Mount 2, Alonso 1, Azpilicueta 1, Chilwell 1, Christensen 1, Havertz 1, Thiago Silva 1, Ziyech 1, Zouma 1
West Ham: Coufal 2, Fornals 2, Fredericks 2, Ogbonna 2, Antonio 1, Balbuena 1, Diop 1, Fabianski 1, Lanzini 1, Masuaku 1, Noble 1, Rice 1, Soucek 1, Yarmolenko 1
Referee and VAR
VAR: David Coote