English Premier League | Chelsea vs West Ham: 5 Talking Points Before Kick Off

Tuchel on Serena Williams and Lewis Hamilton joining the Chelsea bid

Check out Thomas Tuchel’s pre match press conference ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League clash with West Ham. He talks about the news that Serena Williams and Lewis Hamilton have joined the Broughton bid to buy Chelsea.

Chelsea vs West Ham: Line-ups


West Ham

Touch Match for Chelsea


The Blues booked their spot in the FA Cup final with a 2-0 win over Crystal Palace last weekend, but they have lost three of their last six games in all competitions, including their last three at Stamford Bridge, two of which have been in the league against Brentford and Arsenal.


The off-the-field issues appear to be becoming a distraction, but the players must focus on what they can control this season, and they still have seven Premier League matches to play this season, in addition to taking on Liverpool in the FA Cup final next month.


Next up for the Blues is a trip to Man United on April 28, and a disappointing result against West Ham would lead to alarm bells being rung, as it is unthinkable for them to finish outside of the top four, having been in control of a Champions League position for much of the campaign.


West Ham have only won one of their last four in the Premier League, picking up just a single point from their last two matches, which came at home to Burnley last time out. David Moyes’s side have some huge matches between now and the end of the season, facing Arsenal, Norwich City, Manchester City and Brighton & Hove Albion in their final four fixtures, with three of those matches likely to have something substantial riding on them.


West Ham have picked up 21 points from their 16 away Premier League matches this season, while they are aiming to make it a league double over Chelsea, having beaten them 3-2 at London Stadium back in December, while the Hammers last won at Stamford Bridge in November 2019.

DPP Verdict

This is a very tough match for Chelsea, with the Blues struggling at home in recent weeks. West Ham have big defensive problems ahead of this game and will have one eye on next week’s clash with Frankfurt, but we just have a feeling that the Hammers will do enough to secure a share of the spoils at Stamford Bridge.