West Ham United versus Chelsea always produces a classic on the field as the two sides go up against one another in order to claim bragging rights in the London Derby. With history having created some division between the two teams, this particular fixture has become a fiery affair that attracts plenty of attention when it takes place.
The Hammers have started to increase their standing within the Premier League over the years and a move to the 80,000 capacity London Stadium has certainly helped with showing that they have lofty aims they want to achieve.
Chelsea, of course, have been financially backed heavily for over a decade and have since become one of the most successful teams in the Premier League, having lifted the top prize on five separate occasions.
Clashes between the duo, therefore, may be thought of as a foregone conclusion before they even happen, however there have been some surprising results to have happened between the sides in the past.
The match-up between the two London outfits has proven to be rather entertaining each time, with results far from predictable as both sides have shown they can get the positive result on the day.
The Hammers have picked up impressive 1-0 and 2-1 wins in recent memory when playing at home, although they have also been on the wrong end, as they have been 1-2, 0-1 and 1-3 in meetings as well.
Indeed, West Ham United vs Chelsea will always have some stars on the pitch and previous meetings have not failed to excite those watching. The likes of Marko Arnautovic, Manuel Lanzini and Declan Rice have all excelled for the Irons, whereas Chelsea have had former Hammer Frank Lampard, Eden Hazard and Diego Costa all put the east Londoners to the sword in previous encounters.
West Ham United versus Chelsea is perhaps one of the top meetings that can be expected at the London Stadium in the top-tier because of the history and rivalry between the two London sides, therefore making it a game that certainly needs to be witnessed in person at the iconic venue.
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