Oscar [Reuters]

Chelsea take on West Ham United in the midweek Premier League fixture at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.

Where to Watch

Kick-off is set for 7:45pm GMT. Catch the highlights of the game on Match of the Day on BBC One and BBC One HD at 10:35pm GMT.


Chelsea are on a seven match winning run and are unbeaten in their last eight matches in all competitions, managing to keep six clean sheets in the process.

The Blues qualified for the fifth round of the FA Cup in their previous fixture after beating Stoke City, 1-0 at home. Oscar scored the game's solitary goal with a sublime free-kick away from the reach of Asmir Begovic.

Jose Mourinho's side are currently third in the Premier League table with 49 points from 22 games. Victory by a two-goal margin against West Ham will leapfrog Chelsea to the top of the table if Manchester City fail to beat Tottenham Hotspur in the other league fixture.

Meanwhile, the Hammers are suffering from poor form in the league this season having conceded 17 goals in the last five matches in all competitions. The east London club suffered a 3-0 loss in their previous fixture at the hands of ruthless City in the Capital One Cup semi-final second leg; suffering a humiliating 9-0 aggregate defeat.

Sam Allardyce
Sam Allardyce [Reuters]

They have only taken six points on their travels prior to their 0-2 victory against fellow relegation strugglers Cardiff City in January this year. Sam Allardyce's men are struggling in the bottom half sitting 18<sup>th in the table with 18 points from 22 matches.

What Managers Say

Jose Mourinho: "West Ham are in trouble in the table but I look at them and I feel a difficult match. They have new players, and they have had time to work and rest from the difficult Christmas period they had, especially because they had so many injured players."

Sam Allardyce: "Jose seems to have made Chelsea very difficult to break down again and that frees up their quality players to make an impact. West Brom should have beaten Chelsea earlier in the season though so if we play to our best we can get a good end result."

Team Form

Samuel Eto'o
Samuel Eto'o [Reuters]


  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): W W W W W
  • Last Result: Chelsea 1-0 Stoke City

West Ham United

  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): L L W L L
  • Last Result: West Ham United 0-3 Manchester City

Team Guide


  • Injured: Marko Van Ginkel (knee), Fernando Torres (knee)
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Probable Lineup: Cech; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Ramires, Matic; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Eto'o

West Ham United

  • Injured: Winston Reid (match fitness)
  • Doubtful: Joe Cole (groin), Marco Borriello (match fitness)
  • Suspended: N/A

Probable Lineup: Adrian; Demel, Johnson, Collins, Rat; Noble, Collison; Nolan, Morrison, Jarvis; Carroll