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Chelsea v West Ham: Prediction, Tips and Odds

Chelsea will be aiming for a second win over a London rival in the space of just three days when they welcome West Ham to Stamford Bridge in the Premier League on Sunday.

The Blues claimed a 2-0 victory over Tottenham on Thursday night, a result that lifted them up to eighth in the standings and boosted their hopes of securing European football for next season.

The Irons are also still in the European mix, sitting just a place and two points below Chelsea in the standings, but unlike their rivals from across the capital, the Hammers are out of form, failing to win any of their last five matches in all competitions.

Chelsea v West Ham

Chelsea v West Ham betting tips and predictions

Chelsea to win and over 3.5 goals - 21/10

Despite what has been an underwhelming season for Chelsea, they have shown plenty of consistency at home of late, with the midweek victory over Spurs extending their unbeaten run at Stamford Bridge to seven matches, six of which have ended in victory.

What made Thursday's win stand out for Mauricio Pochettino's side was it was only the second time across their last 12 matches that fewer than four goals had been scored.

There have also been plenty of goals scored in West Ham’s matches of late, with last weekend's 2-2 home draw with Liverpool coming quickly off the back of their 5-2 loss at Crystal Palace in their most recent away fixture.

Both teams have scored in four of the last five meetings between these two sides, including in August's reverse fixture when West Ham triumphed 3-1.

A similar scoreline could be on the cards on Sunday, but this time, with home advantage and momentum in their favour, it is Chelsea that should be celebrating come the final whistle.

Nicolas Jackson to score anytime - 8/5

Chelsea forward Nicolas Jackson has received plenty of criticism this season for a perceived profligacy in front of goal, but the Senegal international has still reached double figures for Premier League goals, which is more than Blues legend Didier Drogba managed during his first campaign with the club.

Jackson claimed his 11th league goal of the season against Spurs during the week, ending a three-game scoreless run and he has shown this term that he is a player who tends to net in clusters.

Twice this season the 22-year-old has struck in back-to-back Premier League games, including off the back of grabbing a hat-trick in the reverse meeting with Spurs, as he followed that up by notching in the home clash with Manchester City.

Having also scored in the recent 6-0 win over Everton, Jackson will be looking to find the back of the net at Stamford Bridge for the third game in a row.

Against a West Ham defence that is without a clean sheet in nine matches across all competitions, that has to rate as a distinct possibility.

Chelsea to score a penalty - 3/1

No team has received or scored more penalties in the Premier League this season than Chelsea, with the Blues having converted 11 of the 12 they have been awarded.

Cole Palmer scored the most recent of those in last month's demolition of Everton and he is a perfect nine from nine from the spot for the Blues this season.

With this being not only a London derby, but also a match between two teams battling for European qualification, the competitive nature of the contest perhaps raises the possibility of a penalty being awarded.

West Ham were awarded a spot-kick in August's reverse meeting, which was converted by Lucas Paqueta, but with Chelsea expected to be on top in this game, the Blues are perhaps the more likely to receive a penalty on Sunday.

If a penalty is awarded to Pochettino's side then, based on their record from 12 yards this season, the ball should end up in the back of the net.

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Chelsea v West Ham odds

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West Ham -

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This article was written by a partner sports writer via Spotlight Sports Group. All odds displayed on this page were correct at the time of writing and are subject to withdrawal or change at any time.

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