West Ham v Chelsea Odds : Goalless draw attracting attention at big price at Upton Park

We could be set for a battle of attrition in the evening kickoff with goals at a premium as Chelsea visit a stubborn looking West Ham side in the evening kickoff (KO 17:30 GMT).

With the Hammers looking to shut up shop and looking to play five in midfield we could be set for a low scoring affair, as William Hill report plenty of interest in the 0-0, which can be backed at 11/1.

Jose Mourinho won’t need telling that Chelsea can’t afford many more slip ups if they are to seriously challenge for Premier League title.



Latest Odds : West Ham 5/1, draw 3/1, Chelsea 4/6
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The Blues have already dropped points against Everton, Newcastle and West Bromwich Albion this season and you can guarantee that Mourinho will be expecting a reaction from his players ahead of this tricky tie at rugged West Ham United, who are a tough side to break down.

The Hammers have only conceded 11 goals in 11 games and in Winston Reid have one of the most underrated centre backs in the league.

However, this looks a good time for the Premier League big hitters to travel to east London and West Ham are on a run of four games without a win at home, their worst run under their boss Sam Allardyce.

Additionally, no side has won fewer points at home in the Premier League than West Ham (4) this season and Chelsea are seeing huge support in the markets to register a much needed three points at 4/6.

This gamble is probably based on their brilliant recent recorded in London derbies where they are unbeaten in their last six ventures to face local rivals.

Punters looking to take on Chelsea though due to their rather average away record this season that has yielded just one win in five matches can get 5/1 on a West Ham victory or 13/5 on a draw.

With such an array of attacking talent on show, the goalscoring markets have seen plenty of action and money traded. Frank Lampard has scored in three of his last four Premier League appearances against former side West Ham, however, he has failed to score in 10 successive Premier League appearances – his longest goal drought in the competition since April-August 2003.

If you fancy him to break the drought then you can get 9/1 on him to score first.

Another Chelsea man that has a habit of notching against West Ham is Fernando Torres, who has notched six goals in seven games.

Now, assessing whether the Spanish sensation is back to his best is a hard theory to fathom, but the way he played against Schalke in the Champions League and Manchester City in the Premier League, certainly has got our faith restored.

The 5/1 for him to score first here if Mourinho throws him on from the start should certainly be snapped up with confidence.

Lewis Jones

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