Chelsea vs West Ham United
Competition – Barclays Premier League
Stadium – Stamford Bridge
Date: 8th April 2019
Kick-off time – 20:00 GMT
Chelsea will continue their quest to play Champions League football next season as they welcome West Ham to Stamford Bridge for this game.
The Blues are currently 5th in the league table but just one point separates them from the 3rd position and a win here could take them to 3rd in the league table pending other results, however, if they drop points in this game, they could be ending the season outside the top four.
The Blues come here in relatively good form ahead of this game. They may have been beaten by Everton in their last away league game, but their home form has been fine and they have lost just once in normal time in their last 10 competitive games.
They come here on a run of 3 wins from 4 games and they would be keen on extending that run here.
West Ham have been hot and cold for much of this season and that explains why they come into the final weeks of the season outside the top ten.
They Hammers have earned some impressive results like beating Arsenal and holding Liverpool to a draw, but they have also lost to the likes of Everton and Cardiff City.
They have won just three of their last six games and two of those wins came against struggling Huddersfield and Fulham so it could be tough for them to survive Chelsea in this Stamford Bridge showdown.
Bookmakers have priced Chelsea up as strong odds-on favourites to come out on top in this game while goal markets point to a high-scoring game as over 2.5 goals is currently trading odds-on.
Eden Hazard is slight favourite ahead of Gonzalo Higuain to score the opening goal of the game according to oddsmakers.
This Monday night football game kicks off at 20:00 BST.
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