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West Ham vs Chelsea simulated on FIFA 20 to see how the game could end

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Chelsea travel to the London Stadium to take on relegation threatened West Ham on Wednesday night, with both club's desperate to claim three points for very different reasons.

Frank Lampard's side could go third with a win against the Hammers, depending on how Leicester City far against Crystal Palace, whilst West Ham could go above Watford in the league table and put themselves three points about the relegation zone.

For the Blues, Fikayo Tomori and Marco van Ginkel will miss out, whilst there are also injury concerns around Andreas Christensen, Christian Pulisic and Callum Hudson-Odoi.

David Moyes has minimal injury issues, with Robert Snodgrass the only player who will be missing for the visit of Chelsea, but there will be late checks on Sebastian Haller and Arthur Masuaku.

So, what will the final score be? And what lineup will Lampard and Moyes go with?

Ahead of this midweek Premier League game, we used FIFA 20 to get a score prediction...

West Ham vs Chelsea score predicted using FIFA 20

To set up this simulation, we used kick-off mode within FIFA 20 but didn't select a team to control; we then selected the teams and watched the match play out by itself.

The AI difficulty was set to legendary, with the line-up updated with the latest transfers, injuries and suspensions.

We predict that West Ham could set up in a 4-1-4-1 formation, with the line-up as follows: Fabiankski; Fredericks, Diop, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Rice; Bowen, Noble, Soucek, Fornals; Antonio.

We predict that Chelsea could set up in a 4-3-3 formation, with their line-up as follows: Kepa; Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Christensen, Alonso; Kovacic, Kante, Mount; Willian, Giroud, Pulisic.

FIFA 20 predicts that this will be a completely one-sided affair, with West Ham sitting off Chelsea and allowing them to have the ball in order to keep their defensive shape. But, this meant that the Hammers had next to no attacking threat whatsoever.

The first real chance of the game fell to Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic, who had drifted into some space in the West Ham box, but the Croatian dragged his shot wide of the near post, when he should have hit his effort across goal.

The away side continued to dominate possession and create chances, but with half-time looming, it was still goalless. That was until Olivier Giroud pounced in first-half added time, opening the scoring in the 48th minute.

Mason Mount played a brilliant chipped pass towards Giroud in the area, with Frenchman striking on the volley first time.

Giroud's effort flew past Fabianksi in the West Ham goal, making it 1-0 to the away side.

The second-half was much the same story, despite West Ham needing a goal to get back into the game, with Michail Antonio completely isolated up front and the home side struggling to get possession.

Chelsea created a few good chances, with Mount, Willian and Giroud all having efforts saved by Fabianski, as the away side looked for a second goal to kill the game.

Substitute Tammy Abraham went closest late on, with the Englishman attempting an ambitious header from the edge of the Hammers area, with the striker's effort drifting just wide of the post.

And that's how it finished, with Chelsea securing a vital three points and West Ham pushed deeper into relegation trouble.

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Full-time score: West Ham 0-1 Chelsea

Here are the full-time match stats.

A completely dominant performance from Chelsea, with West Ham far too passive in their approach to the game.

The game's Man of the Match was Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud, with the forward scoring the only goal of the game and being a real handful for the West Ham defence.

This FIFA 20 simulation predicts that Chelsea could come up against a very defensive West Ham team on Tuesday night, with the game likely to be decided by the slimmest of scorelines, as the home side look to frustrate the Blues at the London Stadium.

What do you think the score will be on Wednesday? As always, this simulation is just a bit of fun ahead of what could be a crucial game for West Ham and Chelsea on Wednesday night in the Premier League.




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