West Ham look to boost their battle to avoid relegation by doing the double over Chelsea.
The Hammers escaped from Stamford Bridge with a 1-0 victory back in November thanks to Aaron Cresswell’s strike.
Should David Moyes inspire another victory here, it would be West Ham’s first double over their rivals since 2002/03.
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The Blues are fresh off beating Manchester City in the Premier League and a 1-0 win over Leicester City to advance to the semi-finals of the FA Cup.
Here’s our prediction for the match at the London Stadium.
When is it and what time is kick-off?
The match will begin at 8:15pm on Wednesday 1 July at the London Stadium.
How can I watch it online and on TV?
The match will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Main Event and Premier League from 8pm with coverage starting at the conclusion of Everton vs Leicester and Bournemouth vs Newcastle.
Sebastien Haller, Arthur Masuaku and Angelo Ogbonna are “getting closer” to a return but this game comes too soon for the trio.
Christian Pulisic has a calf problem after limping off against Leicester in the FA Cup, while Andreas Christensen is in contention to return after a hip problem forced him out of the game at the weekend.
West Ham: Fabianski; Fredericks, Diop, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Soucek, Rice, Noble; Bowen, Antonio, Fornals
Chelsea: Kepa; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger, Alonso; Kovacic, Kante, Mount; Willian, Abraham, Pulisic
West Ham: 5/1
While West Ham will be confident of frustrating their London rivals after November’s famous win, Chelsea are in fine form with plenty of options for Frank Lampard to rotate and maintain their high standard since the restart. As well as possessing a threat going forward, the Blues are starting to find some consistency at the back, which is a problem for West Ham, who are desperate for goals. We’ll go with the form heading into this one and a 2-0 victory for the Blues.
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