New boss Rafa Benitez may not be a popular choice with supporters at Stamford Bridge but the former Liverpool manager has certainly shored things up in the short term, the Blues having kept successive clean sheets in the Spaniard’s two games in charge.
Admittedly, they haven’t notched at the other end but it’s only a matter of time before they do and indeed they’re good value at 10/11 with bet365 to grab their first win under Benitez, as they head to West Ham.
The Hammers have gone off the boil a touch of late and with only one victory to their name in six attempts, they’re worth opposing here as they embark on a daunting sequence of fixtures.
Nevertheless, Sam Allardyce’s troops will be no pushovers on their own patch and they can limit the visitors to a victory by a solitary goal, an outcome Ladbrokes rate at 29/10.
Chelsea to beat West Ham 1-0 – 7/1 (Coral)