2021 English Premier League odds, April 24 picks: Proven expert reveals best bets for West Ham vs. Chelsea

Chelsea is in the midst of deep runs in two major competitions, and it faces another crucial match when it visits London Stadium on Saturday to face West Ham United in an English Premier League match. The teams are tied with 55 points, but Chelsea holds the coveted fourth spot on goal differential and both are just one point behind No. 3 Leicester. The Blues advanced to the FA Cup final with a 1-0 victory against league leader Manchester City last Saturday, and it also is in the Champions League semifinals. Both teams let points get away in their most recent matches, with Chelsea playing to a 0-0 draw with Brighton on Tuesday and West Ham losing 3-2 to Newcastle last Saturday.

Kickoff is set for 12:30 p.m. ET. Chelsea is the 0.5-goal and -145 money-line favorite (risk $145 to win $100) in the latest Chelsea vs. West Ham odds from William Hill Sportsbook, while the over-under for total goals scored is 2.5. Before locking in any West Ham vs. Chelsea picks, check out the English Premier League predictions from SportsLine’s Martin Green.

After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper. Since then, his European soccer picks have been spot-on. Green has generated over $19,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season.

Now, Green has set his sights on West Ham vs. Chelsea and revealed his three best bets. You can only see them over at SportsLine.

  • Chelsea vs. West Ham spread: Chelsea -0.5 
  • Chelsea vs. West Ham over-under: 2.5 goals
  • Chelsea vs. West Ham money line: West Ham +420, Chelsea -145, Draw +270
  • CFC: Mason Mount is tied for second in the EPL with 134 shot-creating actions
  • WHU: Tomas Soucek leads the Premier League in aerials won with 181

Featured Game | West Ham United vs. Chelsea

Why you should back Chelsea

The Blues are ready to move on after the controversy from their plan to join the European Super League, and they’re eager to punch another ticket to the Champions League. They won the first leg of this London Derby 3-0 in December and have been tough to beat since Thomas Tuchel took over as manager in late January. Chelsea has 15 clean sheets in the 20 matches since then, and they are unbeaten in nine straight on the road. Goalkeeper Edouard Mendy is second in the Premier League in clean sheets (14) and leads in clean sheet percentage (53.8).

West Ham has conceded at least two goals in four straight games, and central defender Craig Dawson is suspended after being sent off last weekend, so Chelsea should create problems. The Blues control the ball almost 62 percent of the time, ranking third in the EPL, and have a goal differential of plus-19. Mason Mount is one of three players with six goals and also has four assists. Timo Werner appears to be reclaiming a steady role and has five goals and a team-high six helpers, while defender Ben Chilwell (four assists) plays an integral role on both ends.

Why you should back West Ham

The Hammers have taken 13 points from the 15 available in their last five at London Stadium, and they have lost just three times on their home ground. That is tied for fewest in the EPL with Manchester City and Chelsea. West Ham plays an entertaining style that could flummox the Blues, and it is 5-3-4 in the last 12 games against them, going unbeaten at home in the past five.

Jesse Lingard has been on fire for the Hammers, scoring nine goals and adding three assists in 10 games since joining the team on loan from Manchester United in late January. Tomas Soucek also has scored nine times while playing in all 32 matches, and the Czech Republic national team player brings toughness to the side. The 6-foot-4 midfielder can win balls in the air and was showing some skills as a striker before Lingard arrived. He and forward Jarrod Bowen (eight goals) will be relied on by a makeshift middle still missing holding midfielder Declan Rice. 

How to make EPL picks for Chelsea vs. West Ham

Green has taken a close look at this matchup, and he is leaning over 2.5 goals. He has also locked in a strong money line pick for West Ham vs. Chelsea. He’s only sharing his best bets here. 

So who wins Chelsea vs. West Ham? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see the top picks for West Ham vs. Chelsea, all from the European soccer expert who has generated over $19,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season.

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