It is London derby day as the Blues from the west take on the Irons from the east. We continue our build-up with key facts and figures...
Chelsea vs West Ham head to head
This season the Blues won the reverse fixture 3-0 at Stamford Bridge in December, with goals coming from Thiago Silva and a brace from Tammy Abraham.
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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
Chelsea’s biggest win at West Ham – 4-0 in 2007/08
Last season’s corresponding fixture
WEST HAM UNITED 3 CHELSEA 2
Premier League, London Stadium, 01.07.20, 8.15pm
West Ham United (4-4-1-1) Fabianski; Fredericks, Diop, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Bowen (Yarmolenko 77), Soucek, Rice (c), Lanzini (Wilshere 68); Fornals (Balbuena 90+2); Antonio
Unused subs Randolph, Johnson, Anderson, Lewis, Ajeti, Xande Silva
Booked Lanzini 65, Rice 70
Scorers Soucek 45+2, Antonio 51, Yarmolenko 89
Manager David Moyes
Chelsea (4-3-3) Arrizabalaga; Azpilicueta (c), Christensen, Rudiger, Alonso; Barkley (Loftus-Cheek 62), Kante, Kovacic (Mount 52); Willian, Abraham (Giroud 62), Pulisic
Unused subs Caballero, James, Zouma, Jorginho, Gilmour, Hudson-Odoi
Booked Willian 81
Scorers Willian 42 (pen), 72
Head coach Frank Lampard
Referee Martin Atkinson
Only Manchester City (23) have conceded fewer Premier League goals this season than Chelsea (31).
Our goalless draw against Brighton on Tuesday was our sixth in the league this term, and equalled the most (together with 1998/99 and 2001/02) we have had in a Premier League campaign.
Chelsea have kept 15 clean sheets in our past 20 matches in all competitions. Only Man City (17) have kept more league shutouts than Chelsea (16).
Kepa Arrizabalaga has now kept five clean sheets in a row in all competitions for the Blues.
Chelsea’s next penalty in the Premier League will be our 150th awarded to us in the competition.
Premier League scorers
Abraham 6, Jorginho 6 (6 pens), Mount 6 (1 pen), Werner 5, Zouma 5, Giroud 4, Pulisic 4, Chilwell 2, Havertz 2, Hudson-Odoi 2, Thiago Silva 2, Alonso 1, Azpilicueta 1, James 1, Ziyech 1, own goals 2.
West Ham stats
This season’s Premier League stats (32 games)
Most goals: Lingard 9, Soucek 9, Bowen 8
Most assists: Cresswell 7, Antonio 5, Bowen 5, Coufal 5
Most clean sheets: Fabianski 9
Jesse Lingard has now scored more Premier League goals for West Ham (nine in 10 games) than he ever managed in a single season at Man Utd.
Lingard is the first player to score in five consecutive Premier League appearances for West Ham since Diafra Sakho in 2014.
West Ham have scored more own goals (four) than any other team in the Premier League this season.
The Hammers next league victory at the London Stadium will be their 10th of the season, and most in the top-flight at home since 2001/02.
David Moyes’ side has the second-best home record this season, losing only one of their last 10, with 31 points from 16 games. Only Man City with 38 have won more.
West Ham Premier League scorers
Lingard 9 (1 pen), Soucek 9, Bowen 8, Antonio 7, Dawson 3, Fornals 3, Haller 3, Diop 2, Ogbonna 2, Balbuena 1, Fredericks 1, Johnson 1, Lanzini 1, Rice 1 (pen), own goals 2
David Moyes management record v Chelsea
West Ham’s last Premier League game
Saturday 17 April 2021
Newcastle 3 West Ham 2
Team 3-4-1-2: Fabianski; Diop, Dawson, Ogbonna; Coufal, Noble (c) (Benrahma 75), Soucek, Johnson (Fredericks 90+5); Fornals; Bowen, Lingard (Lanzini 87)
Scorers: Diop 73, Lingard 80 pen
Sent off: Dawson 36 (two yellow cards)
West Ham’s Craig Dawson is suspended.
No Chelsea players can now receive a suspension for accumulating yellow cards.
Premier League bookings list
West Ham: Soucek 6, Ogbonna 4, Antonio 3, Coufal 3, Cresswell 3, Diop 3, Fornals 3, Yarmolenko 3, Fabianski 2, Fredericks 2, Lingard 2, Masuaku 2, Rice 2, Balbuena 1, Dawson 1, Johnson 1, Lanzini 1, Noble 1.
Chelsea: Kante 6, Azpilicueta 4, Chilwell 3, James 3, Kovacic 3, Thiago Silva 3, Ziyech 3, Alonso 2, Havertz 2, Mount 2, Pulisic 2, Zouma 2, Christensen 1, Giroud 1, Jorginho 1.
Referee and VAR
Referee: Chris Kavanagh
VAR: Peter Bankes
Chris Kavanagh’s only Chelsea game this season was in the reverse fixture against West Ham at Stamford Bridge in December.