Chelsea 2-0 West Ham Highlights
Frank Lampard scored his 200th goal for Chelsea who moved into third place with a win over West Ham.
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Venue: Stamford Bridge
Date: Sunday, 17 March, 2013
Kick off: 16:00 GMT
West Ham ended a 12-match winless streak against Chelsea by winning the reverse fixture 3-1 in December. The hosts came from behind to triumph thanks to goals from Carlton Cole, Mohamed Diame and Modibo Maiga.
The Hammers have only taken one point from their last six visits to Stamford Bridge since a 3-2 victory in September 2002. Paolo Di Canio scored twice for the visitors, while Frank Lampard played for Chelsea and John Terry was an unused substitute.
This is the 99th meeting of the clubs in all competitions. They are level on 35 league wins apiece.
Chelsea have taken 28 points from a possible 48 in the league under Rafa Benitez (W8, D4, L4). It’s the fourth-best record over this period, behind Manchester United, Tottenham and Manchester City.
It’s 12 years since the Blues last lost a Premier League home game in the month of March, a 4-2 defeat against Sunderland in 2001.
They have the second best goalscoring and defensive records in the division prior to this weekend’s fixtures.
Chelsea have been awarded a league-high nine penalties this season and have scored seven of them.
Frank Lampard has scored 199 goals for Chelsea, three behind Bobby Tambling’s club record tally. He made his top-flight debut for West Ham in January 1996 and scored 24 goals in 148 league matches for The Hammers before joining Chelsea for £11m in 2001.
Fernando Torres has gone 11 hours and 22 minutes since last scoring a Premier League goal.
Demba Ba scored seven goals in 12 league appearances for West Ham in 2010-11.
West Ham have won two of their last four games but taken only 14 points from their last 16 matches.
They earned their first Premier League away win since November in their most recent game, at Stoke a fortnight ago. It ended a dismal run of one point from eight away games.
The Hammers have not managed successive Premier League victories since February-March 2011.
Sam Allardyce’s side have conceded a league-high 11 goals in the opening 15 minutes of matches this season.