Chelsea vs West Ham – Three Key Questions ahead of the game at Stamford Bridge

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Chelsea have seen their season disintegrate in last 7 days after being knocked out of Champions League and The FA Cup. Guus Hiddink and his players need to play for their pride in the remaining 9 games of the season.

West Ham will be Chelsea’s next opponents in a massive London derby, and it would not be an overstatement when I say, Chelsea will be the underdogs for this game at their home ground.

West Ham have enjoyed a stellar season and they will look to push for their first ever top 4 finish in Premier League era. Ahead of the massive London Derby, we take a look at three key questions, which will be answered from Stamford Bridge this weekend.

Who will take charge of the top 4 battle?

Chelsea vs West Ham may have a bigger impact on this season’s race for the top 4 finish. If West Ham drop points against The Blues, it would help Manchester United, who take on an injury-struck Manchester City side later this weekend.

West Ham need to push Manchester clubs all the way, if they want their elusive shot at Champions League berth next season.

Will Bertrand Traore keep up his scoring run?

Diego Costa has been ruled out of the game against West Ham, and it would allow Bertrand Traore to get a start and continue his good form under Guus Hiddink.

The Bukrina Faso International striker has scored 4 goals in 6 appearances under Hiddink and he would look to continue the same goal-scoring run to cement his place in Chelsea lineup next season.

What will Dimitri Payet do next?

The Frenchman has taken the Premier League by storm, and after his splendid free kick goal vs. Manchester United in the FA Cup, everyone is wondering, what he will do next to lit up Stamford Bridge.

While Chelsea fans would hope for a quiet night for Dimitri Payet, West Ham supporters would love to see another special night of Payet’s brilliance against a big team.

West Ham have been the giants killers this season, and they will be the slight favorites to continue their impressive trend this season.

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