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West Ham – Chelsea preview: Chelsea continues its top three push with a visit to London rivals West Ham United at the London Stadium on Wednesday (Watch live at 3:15 p.m. ET on NBCSN and online via NBCSports.com)

The hosts remain above the drop zone on goal differential alone and are in dire need of points.


Can West Ham do the double over Chelsea in a campaign where the clubs are located at opposite ends of the table?

Team news

Frank Lampard gets good news as Christian Pulisic and Andreas Christensen pass fitness tests.

For West Ham, Angelo Ogbonna passes his fitness test and starts next to Issa Diop. Sebastian Haller and Arthur Masuaku remain out.

What they’re saying

Lampard on his connection to West Ham, reported interest in Declan Rice: “In terms of being a special game, it’s certainly a special game in the fact that we want three points, nothing more than that, particularly for myself, even with the West Ham connection this is all about what we can do to keep pushing for the Champions League spots. Declan Rice is a good player you’re right, and I’ve known DC for a long time, he was in the Chelsea academy. But there’s no talk, I keep saying, about every player we’ll be asked about. Until these games and this season is finished, there’s nothing to say.”

Moyes on the Chelsea challenge despite West Ham beating the Blues recently“Well I hope the team can take comfort from it, we’re looking for positives, we’re looking for things to keep us nice and high. When I was here last time we beat Chelsea at home and as you rightly said the players had a good result against them this season so we have to look at it as a real positive. But I was one of the fortunate ones that went to see Chelsea against Manchester City in midweek and undoubtedly we saw two very very good teams, two technically gifted teams and obviously a real good game as well.”

Odds and ends

Chelsea is the heaviest away favorite of any team in the Premier League this match week at -139. The hosts are +365 to boost all three points.

West Ham beat Chelsea 1-0 at Stamford Bridge in November as goalkeeper David Martin was the star of the show, if not that week.


West Ham is rested and desperate but Chelsea is eyeing third in the table. This West Ham team doesn’t seem the type to do the double on the Blues. Chelsea 2-0.

Tottenham – West Ham stream: How to watch, start time, odds, prediction

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Jose Mourinho will hope Harry Kane has a bit more luck with a match under his belt and a lesser defense when Tottenham Hotspur welcomes West Ham United on Tuesday (Watch live at 3:15 p.m. ET on NBCSN and online via NBCSports.com).

Mourinho’s lengthy rant on Kane’s usage and his record with strikers during a long and celebrated managerial career is getting lots of response on Monday.


Spurs are four points back of the top five, but West Ham have deeper concerns. The Irons are only out of the drop zone on goal differential, level on points with 18th-place Bournemouth.

Team news

Mourinho gets Dele Alli back from suspension and Lucas Moura is fit again, two players whose absences the manager lamented after Friday’s draw with Man United. They both start as Steven Bergwijn and Erik Lamela go to the bench.

Angelo Ogbonna returns to the bench for West Ham, but striker Sebastien Haller and winger Robert Snodgrass could be out for a while according to David Moyes.

What they’re saying

Mourinho on Hugo Lloris communicating in empty stadium: “Of course I always believe a goalkeeper is a good leader and a good captain. Independent of that, I always knew that a goalkeeper looking at a game in a fantastic position, to organize and be a little bit an extension of the coach, especially in the defensive organization. So if we can get something positive out of the negativity of an empty stadium, it’s communicating.”

Moyes on what he saw from Spurs v. Man Utd“The biggest difference is they have got many of their big players back, three or four of them whereas when we were due to play them I dont think many of them would have been fit and available. It happens, sometimes you get lucky with injuries and suspensions, other times you don’t. We would have rather had them in the condition they were before rather than now.

Odds and ends

Spurs are -148 to win via DraftKings while West Ham is +390.

The first meeting between the teams this season was Jose Mourinho’s first match in charge of Spurs. Tottenham built a 3-0 lead and it finished 3-2 when Angelo Ogbonna scored deep in stoppage time.

Prediction for Tottenham-West Ham

Spurs might concede at the back but they have too much quality not to puncture the Irons’ defense. 2-1 to Tottenham.

West Ham – Wolves stream: How to watch, odds, prediction

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Here are the details for the West Ham – Wolves stream and TV channel.

David Moyes says the coronavirus break has given his West Ham side time to understand his game plan.

The relegation-threatened Irons will see that thought tested by a rested and ready Wolves at the London Stadium on Saturday (Start time is Noon ET on NBC and online via NBCSports.com).

Wolves enter the day five points back of the top four and a win shy of fifth place, while West Ham’s 27 points are enough to be out of the drop zone on goal differential.

Below you will find details on how to stream the match, and then our West Ham v Wolves preview.


Team news

West Ham’s Angelo Ogbonna is back training and both Aaron Cresswell and Ryan Fredericks have made strides in returning from injuries. Jeremy Ngakia had been starting for Moyes but is not signing a new contract with the club and may not be in the plans.

Wolves are healthy as well as rested.

What they’re saying

Moyes thinks West Ham is more comfortable now: “We were very encouraged by how the players were performing before the break. We felt we were gaining momentum. I only came in at Christmas, so it was difficult to get into the players on the training pitch, so we’ve had the chance to work with them and I believe the players have more to show on the pitch and I hope they will do so.”

Wolves’ Nuno Espirito Santo on the challenges of returning: “It’s a pack here, it’s a family, and we try to take care of each other and protect each other at all moments, and even when we are so far away, we keep regular contact. …. Our life together has changed. Us as individuals, we have changed. We are not allowed to do things that we care and appreciate so much, like a simple hug. It’s been hard. It’s been very difficult, but I think the players, the hunger and the will to return to competition, is so strong, that they almost forget all these issues and they go out and prepare themselves very well. I’m very proud of it.”

Odds and ends (Full matchweek odds)

The visitors are +114 to win via DraftKings, with West Ham at +255.

Wolves beat West Ham 2-0 at the Molineux in December as Leander Dendoncker and Patrick Cutrone on the score sheet. Cutrone is now on loan at AC Milan.

Prediction for West Ham v. Wolves

West Ham is a talented side that hasn’t been fixed by Moyes after a rough start under Manuel Pellegrini. It’s difficult to predict which version of the Irons will show up, and they have beaten some quality teams this season. That said, this one’s got Wolves written all over it though perhaps not to the numbers given by the oddsmakers. Wolves 2-1.

Premier League On this Day: The difference a year made at Man United

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These are strange times indeed for any Manchester United supporter under the age of 30 — you know, not winning, or at least competing for, the Premier League title every season.

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Seven years ago today — April 22, 2013 — the Red Devils were busy clinching their record 20th first-division title (13th in the PL era, also a record) on the back of a 33-minute hat trick from Robin van Persie, who claimed the Golden Boot (26 goals) by a three-goal margin to cap off a spectacular first season at Old Trafford. Goal no. 2 from the Dutchman is one of the best the PL has ever seen.

Little did we know at the time that it would be the last title of Sir Alex Ferguson’s legendary career. Less than a month later, Ferguson announced that he would be retiring after 26 years at Man United. A day later, David Moyes was appointed the incoming manager to replace Ferguson, which ever so conveniently brings us to “On this Day” in 2014, a year later…

After less than 10 months in charge — with United sitting seventh in the table, 23 points back of the then-leaders Liverpool, with a record of 17W-6D-11L — Moyes was fired.

In retrospect, Moyes’ immediate struggles only served to highlight the genius that was Ferguson. He was the man who not only built United into a global powerhouse over two and a half decades, but also overcame every last obstacle which proved too great a hurdle for every United manager who followed him.

Moyes: West Ham needs to overcome letdown of errors in Liverpool loss

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A Lukasz Fabianski howler opened the door for Liverpool, and the soon-to-be Premier League champions again handed a down day to David Moyes.

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The Reds came back to win 3-2 against West Ham at Anfield to move 22 points clear of the chasing pack, keeping the Irons in the drop zone.

West Ham led 2-1 at Anfield when a low-pace Mohamed Salah shot squired through Fabianski’s hands and legs en route to the final score.

David Moyes says Fabianski’s error and how he rebounds from it can be a microcosm of what the Irons need to survive the current relegation scrap.

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“He’s done great for us but when you’re in a position, you make individual mistakes you need to quickly get over them and get on with it and not let it happen again. Our real big games start now. Liverpool wasn’t a big game and Manchester City wasn’t a big game. The big games come in the next eight to 10 weeks and I need everyone in the best form they can be in.”

Moyes believes the Irons had a good plan for the day but made two too many mistakes.

“I felt as if we’d done a really good disciplined, organized defensive performance at Manchester City. It’s a different game to the way Liverpool plays I felt tonight we could maybe try and go another way and see if we could get a result here, but it’s not easy because whatever you do Liverpool have got the ammunition to do something different. We had actually made plans to chop and change two or three times during the game… but overall it wasn’t good enough.”

West Ham hosts Southampton next before meeting Arsenal away, Wolves at home, Spurs away, and Chelsea at home. That’s a heavy lift, and it’s true that they wouldn’t have expected much from Man City and Liverpool but it’s not getting that much easier.