Chelsea vs West Ham United: FIVE Biggest Clashes
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Chelsea play West Ham United at the London Stadium tomorrow night in the Premier LeagueFrank Lampard will be aware of the stuttered record his side have against The Hammers after only winning one encounter from the last five. 

Chelsea fell to a 1-0 defeat to The Hammers earlier this season after an underwhelming performance. The last victory over the East London club was inspired by Eden Hazard last season in April, which sent Chelsea on their way to a 2-0 win. 

Lampard's side have won every game since the lockdown, including wins over Manchester City and Leicester in the F.A. Cup. Moyes has struggled to gain momentum post lockdown after seeing West Ham fall to 2-0 defeats on both occasions to Wolverhampton Wanderers and Spurs

Top five clashes 

From the pitch to the touchline  

Starting with the biggest win in most recent years, Chelsea beat West Ham 3-0 away at the old Boleyn Ground in November 2013. 

Ironically, Frank Lampard scored two on that day with Oscar grabbing the other. The current manager faced West Ham 20 times in his playing career, netting seven goals and five assists.  

Only one player is still at Chelsea since the win in 2013. Cesar Azpilicueta started the game that day and has been a constant figure throughout his Chelsea career. 

Opposite Dressing room 

Stamford Bridge saw a 4-2 win over the Hammers back in August 2000. Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, Gianfranco Zola and a double from Mario Stanic was on the scoresheet that day. 

Lampard was present but not for Chelsea. The youngster appeared in the West Ham starting line up alongside Michael Carrick, who is now a coach at Manchester United.  

Pablo Di Canio was amongst the goal scorers for West Ham. The Italian was in East London between 1999-2003 and scored 63 goals in total for The Hammers. 

Belgian farewell 

The most recent win over West Ham was inspired by Chelsea legend Eden Hazard. The Belgian scored twice to ensure Chelsea a 2-0-win last season.  

Manuel Pellegrini was at the Helm for West Ham but got sacked after poor results on the pitch in December 2019.

The convincing win sent Chelsea on their way to Champions League qualification as well as winning the Europa League under Maurizio Sarri.  

Premier League glory 

Chelsea faced West Ham for the first time at the London Stadium back in March 2017. The debut appearance at the old Olympic Stadium ended in success after a 2-1 win under Antonio Conte.  

Chelsea won the league that season and the two goal scorers on this day played a pivotal part all season. Hazard and Diego Costa helped Chelsea to a 2-0 lead before Manuel Lanzini halved the deficit in added time of the second half. 

The 2016/17 was the last time Chelsea won the Premier League and since then the Blues have won the F.A. Cup and the Europa League.  

Introduction to the Premier League 

Chelsea won their first home fixture against West Ham in the new named topflight division after beating their London rivals 2-0. 

Darren Barnard and Glenn Hoddle scored either side of the half that day to ensure the win. Steve Clarke was present for Chelsea on that day, since then the Scottish defender has been a coach at Chelsea and first team coach at West Bromwich Albion

The first ever Premier League encounter ended in victory for West Ham. Upton Park saw a 1-0 home win thanks to Trevor Morley.  

F.A. Cup success 

Surprisingly, Chelsea last played West Ham in the F.A. Cup 18 years ago when the Blues won 3-2 at Upton Park. 

It was Chelsea who leaped into the F.A. Cup fifth round after goals from Hasselbaink, Mikael Forssell and John Terry. Lampard appeared in the Chelsea midfield with Joe Cole in the opposite 11. The pair would later win the Premier League title at Stamford Bridge in 2010 under Carlo Ancelotti.

Chelsea reached the final of the F.A. Cup that year but lost to Arsenal in the final. Ray Parlour and Fredrik Ljungberg was on the scoresheet to disappoint Chelsea on that day at the Millennium Stadium.  

 

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