Our football match prediction:
West Ham United and Chelsea face each other in the London derby on day 16 of the new Premier League campaign. Despite producing a fine display against Man City at Etihad Stadium at the weekend, the Hammers eventually suffered a 2-1 loss to Pep Guardiola’s men, with the team extending their winless run in the national championship to eight games. New coach David Moyes is eyeing his first win with West Ham United, but his men will have a big fish to fry in Saturday’s football game against Chelsea. The Blues, on the other hand, impressed in a come-from-behind victory over Newcastle United and seeing that the hosts head into Saturday’s football match with a severely-weakened squad, we predict Antonio Conte’s men will extend their winning run in the league to three games. Eden Hazard has been in a thrilling form of late and the Belgium international is likely to pose a big threat for the opposition defenders.
Highlighted Player (Marko Arnautovic):
An Austrian footballer born on 19 April 1986, Marko Arnautovic represented a number of Austrian top sides on youth level, but it was at Twente that his professional career began. The winger needed a while to nail down a regular starting berth, but he impressed in his first full season to score 12 Eredivisie goals and earn a lucrative move to Inter Milan. The unprofessional behaviour seriously cut short his stay at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, but the highly rated footballer was able to kick start his career at Werder Bremen. The successful spell in Bundesliga saw him secure a move to Stoke City, where he has played his best football up to date. A powerful footballer capable of scoring from distance, Arnautovic is able to operate as a winger, centre forward or attacking midfielder, and he has also impressed playing for the Austria national team. The forward scored 3 goals in the qualifying campaign to help Das Team qualify for the Euro 2016 finals, taking his total goal tally past 10 strikes.
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.