Betting tip England Premier League: FC Chelsea - West Ham United

Monday, 15.08.2016 at 21:00 o’clock (MEZ)

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Difficult tasks for Chelsea

The last game of the first round in English Premier League will be the duel between FC Chelsea and West Ham United. The "Blues" need to play against the second biggest surprise - along Leicester - from last season right away. Kick-off is Monday at 9 PM.

Current form FC Chelsea

Like their big rivals Manchaster City and Manchester United they also trust in a new coach. Former Italian national team coach Antonio Conte - who made it to the Euro quarterfinals where they lost against Germany - is now directing Roman Abramovic's club and is supposed to bring the "Blues" back on top. Last season was nothing but a disappointment and Chelsea finished on the 10th place after 38 rounds, which means that they were behind Monday's opponent West Ham United. So it's a bit of a surprise that Conte only signed two players who have the potential to start the game right away. Chelsea signed N'Golo Kanté from champion Leicester City for example. Another new addition is center forward Michy Batshuayi. Most of the loans who came back - like Marco van Ginkel - probably won't play a big role. It will be interesting to see, how the defensive oriented Conte will use the big number of good offensive players that Chelsea has. It is quite possible, that the "Blues" will act out of a solid defense in the beginning and then try to counter attack, much like Italy did in the Euro. When the season wears on we should see some fresh offensive play as well though.

Current form West Ham United

Opposite signs at West Ham United. While opponent Chelsea needs to make up for last season, the "Hammers" probably won't be able to top the 2015/2016 season, when Slaven Bilic's team finished on 7th place. They even have the chance to qualify for Europe-League. They lost their first leg at Slovenian MK Domzale 1:2, but they clearly won the return match with 3:0 and so secured their going up. In order to be nearly as successful as last year in Premier League, Slaven Bilic signed a couple of new players. Harvard Nordveidt came from Borussia Mönchenglasbach. Also new are Soufiane Feghouli, André Ayew, Arthur Masuaku and Manuel Lanzini. Lanzini will be out until the beginning of September though due to a knee injury. Also hurt are left defender Aaron Cresswell (knee) and Diafra Sakho (back problems). West Ham has high expectations in Dimity Payet, who shook up the Euro for France. The match against Chelsea will also be the general rehearsal for the first game in Europe-League Playoff against Astra Giurgiu.

Betting forecast

One has to count with West Ham this season as well. But it's quite possible that Coach Bilic will give some of his key players a rest against for Chelsea in order to be fit for Europe League. To play Chelsea at their place also is a very hard task. We are counting on a narrow victory by the "Blues". Our recommendation: Tipp 1.

The last 5 results of FC Chelsea in detail

Date League Home Visitor Result
Form
15.05.2016 England Premier League FC Chelsea Leicester City 1:1
D
11.05.2016 England Premier League FC Liverpool FC Chelsea 1:1
D
07.05.2016 England Premier League FC Sunderland FC Chelsea 3:2
L
23.08.2015 England Premier League West Bromwich Albion FC Chelsea 2:3
W
08.08.2015 England Premier League FC Chelsea Swansea City 2:2
D

The last 5 results of West Ham United in detail

Date League Home Visitor Result
Form
15.05.2016 England Premier League Stoke City West Ham United 2:1
L
10.05.2016 England Premier League West Ham United Manchester United 3:2
W
07.05.2016 England Premier League West Ham United Swansea City 1:4
L
30.04.2016 England Premier League West Bromwich Albion West Ham United 0:3
W
29.08.2015 England Premier League FC Liverpool West Ham United 0:3
W

Team comparison FC Chelsea and West Ham United

Date League Home Visitor Result
26.12.2014 England Premier League FC Chelsea West Ham United 1:0
17.03.2013 England Premier League FC Chelsea West Ham United 2:0

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