Top of the table against bottom as Chelsea FC face neighbors West Ham United at Upton Park.
The Hammers will need to rebound from a 3-0 loss at Old Trafford which gave Avram Grant his 3rd consecutive Premier League loss. West Ham has given up 3 goals in each of those matches and now face a team who has scored 14 times in their first three games.
Chelsea are, as usual, on fire. 6 goals apiece against West Brom and Wigan were added to last week by a 2 goal victory over Stoke City. Petr Cech has been flawless during the time as the Blues are exhibiting reasons why they won the title last year. Carlo Ancelotti should not spare a single starter for this match, though Chelsea face Slovakian side Zilina in the Champions League on Wednesday.
English Premier League, Round 4: West Ham United vs. Chelsea FC
West Ham United:
Date: 11 September, 2010 - 16:00 CET
Venue: Upton Park - London
Referee: Chris Foy
Defenders: Jacobsen, Gabbidon, Ilunga, Upson
Midfielders: Parker, Faubert, Noble, Boa Morte
Forwards: Cole, Obinna
Manager: Avram Grant
Injured: Hitzelsperger, Hines, Collison
Defenders: Ferreira, Terry, Alex, Cole
Midfielders: Essien, Kalou, Obi Mikel, Anelka
Forwards: Drogba, Malouda
Manager: Carlo Ancelotti
Injured: Bosingwa, Kakuta, Ivanovic
Last meeting: 13.03.2010 Chelsea - West Ham 4:1
Wins West Ham: 32
Wins Chelsea: 32
Victor will take the lead in head-to-head games won, and as this is a local fixture, the game is sure to be a lively one. West Ham showed some early resolve last week against Manchester United but were in the end overcome by 3 goals. Chelsea have been in good form so I expect them to continue scoring at Upton Park. Tip: Chelsea to win (1x2)
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