All London affairs as Arsenal meet QPR and West Ham host Chelsea
Coral bring you midweek coverage of the Premier League, with recent Capital One Cup winners Chelsea travelling to Upton Park and Arsenal, aiming for a top four finish, visiting Loftus Road.
West Ham United V Chelsea
The Blues ran out 3-0 winners in east London last season, with Oscar netting in between a Frank Lampard brace. Although the latter has since left the club, the Brazilian is a fanciful 15/8 to net anytime with Coral, and Chelsea are odds-on at 13/20 to take all three points.
Jose Mourinho’s side won the Capital One Cup last time out, beating fellow London outfit Tottenham 2-0 and the Portuguese coach could rotate his side slightly to add some fresh legs. Ironically, Diego Costa and John Terry, who both dispatched in the cup victory, were the only scorers in a 2-0 win against the Hammers at Stamford Bridge earlier in the season.
They are evens and 8/1 respectively to notch anytime, with Costa 4/1 in the first scorer market. The Hammers, who haven’t won in four Premier League games, will be hoping to bounce back after losing to Crystal Palace 3-1 last time out when Enner Valencia netted the only goal. The Ecuadorian is 11/4 to score anytime.
QPR V Arsenal
Arsene Wenger’s side ran out comfortable 2-0 winners over Everton last time out, with Olivier Giroud and Tomas Rosicky doing the business.
The Gunners, who are aiming to consolidate their top four credentials, are odds-on at 4/7 to beat the R’s who are flirting with relegation, level on points with Burnley and Aston Villa who occupy two of the bottom three places with a higher goal difference.
Giroud has dispatched seven goals in his last nine top flight starts and, as a result, is 4/1 to break the deadlock against opposition who have lost five of their last six league matches. Charlie Austin scored last time out for the home side in a narrow 2-1 defeat to Hull City, and is 15/8 in the anytime market.