Merson expects Chelsea to take another step towards title against West Ham

Chelsea have been flying in the Premier League this season and it’s going to take a huge turnaround for anyone other than Antonio Conte’s side to lift the title at the end of the campaign.

The Blues have looked pretty much unstoppable since adopting a three-man defence following a 3-0 defeat to Arsenal earlier in the season and their latest challenge sees them clash with West Ham United on Monday evening.

The Hammers endured a wealth of problems in the first-half of the campaign but have enjoyed a revival since, with Slaven Bilic’s side now sitting in the top-half of the table ahead of Chelsea’s first-ever visit to the London Stadium this weekend.

Whilst Bilic’s side may be optimistic of a result, former Arsenal man Paul Merson can’t see that happening and is expecting Chelsea to take further steps towards Premier League glory. Making his weekend predictions for Sky Sports, he said:

“Chelsea look like a well-oiled machine at the moment which is showing now signs of any faults. They did lose to West Ham at the London Stadium in the EFL Cup earlier in the season, but I do not expect a repeat performance. I expect Chelsea to win this game. West Ham have struggled in front of their own fans and are a better side away from home.”

Merson is predicting a 3-1 win for the visitors, which could potentially see the Hammers slip all the way down to 13th in the league standings.