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West Ham vs Chelsea FC: Lineups, Tactics, Facts and Prediction

   West Ham United vs Chelsea Venue: Upton Park  Time: 19:45   ***   West Ham United host League leaders Chelsea in the Premier League and we could be in for a feisty game considering the tension between the two London clubs and their managers.  Capital One Cup winners Chelsea will look to maintain their five-point lead at the top, but it won’t be easy as the Hammers will look to end their six-game winless streak in the League stretching back from January this year. The blues dropped points in their last League game against Burnley and will want to follow up the League Cup win over Tottenham with another win over one of their London rivals. Lineups and tactics West Ham The Hammers have been abysmal in the last month and half and part of the reason on why they have been so bad is their defense. The duo of Winston Reid and James Tomkins who were assured in the first […] Read more »

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Tottenham Hold The Edge Over Chelsea As They Have No New Injuries

Chelsea and Tottenham face each other in the Capital One Cup final today and although Mauricio Pochettino’s side played just two days ago in the Europa League, he has a full squad to choose from unlike his opposition manager Jose Mourinho. The blues will go into the game without Nemanja Matic and John Obi Mikel. Matic will start his two-game suspension after receiving a straight red following an altercation with Burnley’s Ashley Barnes while John Obi Mikel is still out injured with a dodgy knee. Matic and Mikel’s absence will mean that Brazilian midfielder Ramires will play alongside Cesc Fabregas in the midfield. Goalkeeper Petr Cech has made three appearances in the League Cup but could be second choice to Thibaut Courtois who is expected to start. Mourinho will put his strongest lineup but will have to keep in mind the presence of Harry Kane as the last time he faced Chelsea, he tore apart their defense. Mourinho might consider Kurt Zouma […] Read more »