Chelsea and West Ham United are London rivals, but the Blues and the Hammers have different aspirations and targets in the Premier League this season.
While Chelsea are aiming to challenge for the Premier League title this season, West Ham will hope to push for the top 10, having narrowly avoided the dreaded drop to the Championship at the end of the 2019-20 campaign.
Frank Lampard’s side are doing well at the moment. The Blues are fifth in the league table with 15 points from eight matches, just three points behind leaders Leicester City.
Chelsea are going strong in the Champions League, having picked up seven points from three Group E games.
Meanwhile, West Ham currently find themselves 12th in the Premier League table with 11 points from eight games and look set to have a better season than the 2019-20 campaign.
With club football now taking a break due to international matches, below are 10 interesting stats from Chelsea and West Ham’s season so far.
- Chelsea have scored 20 goals and conceded 10 goals in eight Premier League matches.
West Ham United have scored 14 goals and conceded 10 goals in eight Premier League games.
Chelsea have spent 24% of their time on average in the opposition final third.
West Ham have spent 24% of their time on average in the opposition final third.
Most of Chelsea’s attacks have been down their right (38%) and left (37%).
Most of West Ham’s attacks have come down their left (39%) and right (37%).
Timo Werner has scored eight goals and provided two assists in 12 competitive matches.
Sebastien Haller has scored five goals in 10 appearances in all matches for West Ham.
Chelsea have scored six goals from set pieces.
West Ham have scored three goals from set pieces.
*All stats are from BBC and WhoScored.