Paul Ince states his prediction for West Ham v Chelsea

The Liverpool legend is backing Chelsea to beat West Ham in the Premier League at the London Stadium on Saturday afternoon

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Paul Ince is backing Chelsea to find a way past bitter London rivals West Ham United on Saturday afternoon.

The defending Premier League champions will make the short trip across the English capital this weekend in search of three points against the Hammers at the London Stadium.

Chelsea are looking to extend their winning run to eight games in the Premier League to hoist themselves up to third place in the table behind Manchester City and Manchester United.

The Blues are looking to win their third Premier League title in four seasons but face an unenviable task overturning an eight-point deficit in the title race.

West Ham are still waiting for their first Premier League win since David Moyes’ appointment as Slaven Bilic’s replacement last month.

The Hammers missed out on a point at the Premier League leaders following David Silva’s last-gasp winner in Manchester United’s dramatic 2-1 victory over West Ham.

Former Liverpool and Manchester United midfielder Ince is backing Chelsea to secure three points against West Ham at the London Stadium.

“You’d like to think that West Ham will employ the same tactics as they did against Manchester City at the weekend, because they *almost* picked up a result there,” Ince told the Daily Express.

“But if I’m being honest, Chelsea will just have too much for them, and will carry on David Moyes’ woes!”

Chelsea signed six players in the summer transfer window to improve their squad ahead of a return to the Champions League after a one-season absence.

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