Our football match prediction:
West Ham United and Chelsea face each other in the London derby on Matchday 27. The Hammers are on a three-game unbeaten run in the league ahead of Monday’s football match against fellow capital club and they have been producing fine displays in the national championship ever since Dimitri Payet left the club. Slaven Bilic’s troops played out a 1-1 draw with Watford at Vicarage Road Stadium in their last league match, but Chelsea are likely to pose a much bigger threat for the hosts than their previous rivals. The Blues recorded a 3-1 win over Swansea City at the weekend and they are on the right track to regain the domestic trophy. Considering that coach Antonio Conte has a full squad to choose from ahead of Monday’s local derby, we predict that the league leaders will extend their winning run in the English top flight. A man to watch in the away team will be Diego Costa, who found the net in the 3-1 win over Paul Clement’s team.
Highlighted Player (Noble):
Mark Noble is a professional footballer who plays for West Ham United. He was born on 8 May, 1987 and he began his youth career at the age of 13. Mark Noble made his debut for the West Ham United senior team in August 2004 in a 2-0 win over Southend. He plays as a midfielder and is considered one of the best penalty takers in the Premier League. In 2014 Mark Noble was ranked in the top five penalty takers in Europe. Noble won the Football League Championship twice with West Ham United (2004/2005, 2011/2012) and, speaking of his individual honours, he won the Hammer of the Year award on two occasions (2011/2012, 2013/2014). Mark Noble has yet to earn his first cap for the England national team. However, it has to be noted that the West Ham United midfielder scored three goals in 20 appearances for England U21. Following some impressive showings in the 2015/2016 Premier League campaign, the midfielder was tipped to make England’s Euro 2016 squad, but he eventually missed out.
Highlighted Team (Chelsea):
Over the years Chelsea have established themselves as one of the dominant forces in the English Premier League. Roberto Di Matteo helped the team win their first ever Champions League trophy (2011/2012), but it has to be noted that they were more than fortunate to beat Bayern Munich in the title game. Chelsea have been playing at Stamford Bridge since 1876 and they are a real force to be reckoned with at home. The Blues have won seven FA Cups, five League Cups, two UEFA Cup Winners’ Cups and the UEFA Europa League. Rafael Benitez was in charge of the team that faced Benfica in the 2012/2013 Europa League final, with Branislav Ivanovic scoring the winner for the Blues in the title clash. After lifting the 2014/2015 Premier League trophy, the Blues largely struggled in the next campaign, which saw Jose Mourinho’s second spell with the club come to an end, and Antoine Conte went over to take the reigns for the 2016/2017 season.