Opta Stats: West Ham v Chelsea

Will Diego Costa add to his tally when Chelsea play West Ham?
Will Diego Costa add to his tally when Chelsea play West Ham?
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It's a London derby with plenty at stake as West Ham host table topping Chelsea. Opta presents the tale of the tape.

"Diego Costa has scored 48 goals in 78 Premier League appearances."

Costa is 2.01/1 to find the net.

This is the first league meeting between the sides at the London Stadium - the Hammers won just two of their last 10 Premier League games against Chelsea at Upton Park (D1 L7). Chelsea are 1.654/6 to win.

Chelsea have lost only two of their last 21 Premier League games against West Ham United (W15 D4). The draw half-time/Chelsea full-time double result is 4.94/1.

However, the Hammers eliminated Chelsea from the League Cup at the fourth round stage this season; winning 2-1 at the London Stadium. West Ham are 6.25/1 to win again.

Antonio Conte has lost two of his three away London derbies in the Premier League, losing out to Arsenal in September and Tottenham in January, while beating Crystal Palace in the other game. You can lay Chelsea at 1.664/6.

Andy Carroll has scored five goals in his last three home London derbies in the Premier League. Carroll is 4.3310/3 to find the net.

Carroll is one goal away from his 50th strike in the Premier League and has scored in two of his last three games against Chelsea. He's 11.010/1 to open the scoring.

Cesc Fabregas recorded his 102nd Premier League assist in what was his 300th Premier League game last weekend. He needs one more to move outright second ahead of Frank Lampard (also 102). Over 2.5 goals is 1.875/6.

Manuel Lanzini has scored in seven of his 11 Premier League London derby appearances (seven goals). He's scored four goals in 38 Premier League appearances against non-London sides. Lanzini is 6.05/1 to score.

West Ham will be without the suspended Michail Antonio for this match following his dismissal at Watford on MD26. He's been involved in more Premier League goals than any other Hammers player this season (11). Under 2.5 goals is 2.0421/20.

Diego Costa has scored 48 goals in 78 Premier League appearances. Should he score a 2+ goals in this game, he'll be the 5th quickest to 50 goals in the competition after Andrew Cole (65 apps), Alan Shearer (66 apps), Ruud van Nistelrooy (68 apps) and Fernando Torres (72 apps). Costa is 2.01/1 to find the net.

Dan Fitch 2016/17 Season P/L

Staked: 370 pts
Returned: 361.32 pts
P/L: -8.68 pts

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