Denis Kazansky gave a forecast for the match in the 14th round of the Premier League between Chelsea and West Ham. According to him, it will be a rather tense duel with many struggles. Despite the general loyalty of the chief arbiter of the meeting, the teams will receive at least four warnings for two today.
And West Ham away win the last two matches. Yes, there was a draw with Crystal Palace, but this is at home. And away – victories over Sheffield and Leeds. I think David Moyes’ team has good morale now and it will be quite fun in this game.
But I would push off the referee. Chris Kavanagh will be working on this meeting. He is very calm and shows about two cards per game on average. Yes, it was sold out in the Europa League, where Feyenoord and Dynamo Zagreb got 8 yellows. But otherwise the referee is very calm.
Since the teams are neighbors, since Chelsea are in bad shape and will have to go ahead and beat them, for these reasons I think there will be a lot of passion.
If we look at West Ham’s last game of this caliber, it’s against Tottenham. There were 5 yellow cards for Moyes. I think Chelsea will trample here and West Ham will shoot back. TB (3.5) on the cards, they all together must score. Moreover, the coefficient for this on Chris Kavan is given a very good one – about two.
Teams can score 3.5 cards in the London derby. Of course, this is not as explosive as the North London derby or Chelsea’s next match against Arsenal. But in any case, West Ham feels the strength, the fire and will defend themselves as best they can. Sometimes it turns out great, like in the last two away games. But here the caliber is more serious. I think there will be a repetition of that “yellow” game with Tottenham, – said Kazansky.
The Chelsea v West Ham match kicks off today at 23:00 Moscow time.