This is the Conte's first match as Chelsea's manager and I am very keen to see him in ation. Italy was my favourite team in Euro 2016 because of the magic Conte displayed with rather old but experienced players. However, Conte has in possession elite and young players who are among the best of Europe, with the likes of Hazard, kante, Oscar, Willian, Matic and combined with experienced players like Ivanovic and Terry. This team was known as 'Park the Bus' team under Mourinho's era because of the main reason that it prefered to defend whenever it had a lead and this caused the scoreline to stay like 1-0 or 2-0. However, Conte is a manager who does not only know how to defend but also is excellent in counter attacking, and with high pace players like Willian, Hazard and Costa, Chelsea will definitely score at least 2 goals. A 4-1-4-1 formation is likely to be used to counter West Ham's 4-3-3 especially when you need to control aerial duals against players such as Caroll.
West Ham has been impressive last season, with the likes of Payet and Caroll under fire. Tonight we will see a West Ham with some injury concerns: Cresswell, Lanzini, Sakho and Tore. But this Wesy Ham is still a very dangerous team, it has scored in both games against Chelsea last season and I believe that this will be the case fot this match. We can't deny the fact that premier league 1st rounds are always full of surprises, with Leicester already losing to Hull and Liverpool- Arsenal match generating 7 goals. This match seems set to propose goals from both sides,
So a bet of over 2.5 and btts is very realistic and I optimist that this will go in.
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|BTTS and Over 2.5
||2-1 WON (+8.75 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.