Antonio Conte’s debut in the Premier League won’t be as easy as he likes. Chelsea will play local rivals West Ham on day one, but at least they have the comfort of playing on home ground.
Fans and critics alike will be eager to see how Chelsea will look under Conte – will it be another Mourinho-like style of play, or will we see the great Italian tactician invent something new?
English Premier League Betting Previews, Odds And Tips – Chelsea vs West Ham
Chelsea have been very active on the transfer market this summer, although the departures were surprising only in number, not in the names of the players. Their new additions are interesting for a good number of reasons.
Conte wants to rely on Cuadrado, Marin, Pasalic and van Ginkel – all back from loans – and he also brought in two big-name signings – Kante and Batshuayi. It is common knowledge Chelsea lacked a world-class striker and holding midfielder, and these two seem perfect for Conte’s philosophy.
At the other end of the pitch, West Ham will be looking to repeat last season’s impressive run of games and impressive finish. Arguably the best news for them is that they managed to keep their star players, having only one significant departure – James Tomkins.
Meanwhile, they brought in Ayew, Tore, Calleri, Hordveit, Feghouli or Masuako , just to name a few. After these signings blend in with their colleagues, West Ham will have quite the team and can maybe even push for a European spot – like they did last season.
Given the style of both teams, one thing is clear for this game: we won’t see a lot of goals. An under 2,5 goal bet is the best thing we recommend – Conte would be delighted to start with a 1-0 victory.
On the other hand, West Ham seem like a solid team. If they manage to score, they will retreat and defend and probably won’t concede more than once. Add the uncertainty of this being the first game of the season, and you have a great recipe for an under game.
Chelsea To Win: 1.66 or 2/3 with NetBet
Total Goals – Under 2.5: 2.00 or 1/1 with NetBet
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