League leaders Chelsea will face West Ham United in an early Premier League game on the Boxing Day.
Kick-off: Friday, 26-December-14, 12:45
Venue: Stamford Bridge, London
Referee: Michael Oliver
Chelsea star Eden Hazard is expected to be back after picking up an ankle injury against Stoke City on Monday.
Oscar is likely to take his role back from Cesc Fabregas who played as an attacking midfielder at the Brittania Stadium. John Obi Mikel is the likely one to be replaced by Oscar which will drop Fabregas to a deeper role.
West Ham midfielder Mark Noble is doubt for this clash due to a calf problem.
James Tomkins is also likely to miss this clash with a hamstring injury. The centre-back is likely to be rested for Sunday’s clash against Arsenal.
- The Blues have won last eight home games in the Premier League.
- Chelsea have scored more than a goal in each of their last eight home League games.
- Chelsea have kept five clean sheets in last seven home games against the Hammers in all campaigns.
- West Ham have lost only one of their last eleven Premier League games.
- The Hammers have won only once in the last seventeen meetings against Chelsea.
Chelsea 2 – 1 West Ham United, the away side will give a tough time to the league leaders.
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