Friday, April 24, 2009

West Ham vs Chelsea - The Predictions

The official West Ham site says that West Ham hope to have the fit-again Radoslav Kovac available and Jonathan Spector. Scott Parker is sidelined with the groin injury that has ruled him out of West Ham's last three matches. Listening to Steve Clarke it sounds like West Ham are struggling to get eleven players fit for the game,

"We should have Kovac back. It's been a strange week, we've been training with nine, ten or eleven players. We actually had 13 players training this morning so we should be OK for a team!"

Chelsea will be without Ricardo Carvalho due to a hamstring strain.

Lawro says that it will be a big result for West Ham not to be beaten. However, despite saying he doesn't think Chelsea will put out a team of kids (due to their upcoming Champions League game), I assume Lawro thinks they will be fielding a wakened side because for the first time in weeks he doesn't think we will be beaten tomorrow.

Lawro is predicting a 1-1 draw for West Ham

Sky also think that Chelsea may look to rest players on Saturday. However they presumably think West Ham's injury hit squad won't be good enough for even Chelsea's second string, as Sky predict we will lose.

Sky predict a 1-2 loss for West Ham

Setanta say that this could be a good time for West Ham to meet Chelsea. Chelsea don't have a realistic hope of catching Man Utd and with a big game against Barcelona coming up Hiddink could opt to pick a side with Tuesday in mind.

Setanta predict a 2-2 draw


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