TEAM NEWS: Patrick Razak is a major doubt for the game having picked up a muscle injury that kept him out of the last match.

Agbashie Dotse returned to the step up for the first time in the second round last weekend having fully recovered from a foot injury.

Inusah Musah is on track with his recovery.

MATCH PREVIEW: HEARTS vs CHELSEA

Accra Hearts of Oak will host Berekum Chelsea in the match-day 22 of the 2016/17 Ghana Premier League at the Accra Sports Stadium on Wednesday, 12th July, 2017.

The Phobians will be aiming to arrest a three-game winless run in all competitions by going all out to defeat Berekum Chelsea on Wednesday.

Team Hearts, following a narrow defeat at Bechem, have dropped to fourth on the league log but they would be seeking move to back up the league log with victory in midweek. After 21 matches, Hearts have picked up 33 points, scoring 27 goals and conceding 23. At home, Hearts have beaten Wa AllStars (2-1), Olympics (2-1), Kotoko (1-0), Bechem (4-2), and Bolga AllStars (4-0).

But they have drawn with Medeama (0-0), Elmina Sharks (1-1), and Liberty (1-1) whilst Ashgold have been the only side to leave the Accra Sports Stadium with all the three points.

Berekum Chelsea are placed ninth on the league log. The Blues have won seven, drawn 7, and lost 7 from 21 games, scoring 21 and conceding 21. On the road, Chelsea have drawn 3 and lost 7 scoring a paltry 5 and conceded 17 out of 10 games.

In the first round, Chelsea beat Hearts by a lone goal but the Phobians will be going all out to avenge that defeat. Hearts have won four consecutive home games against Berekum Chelsea and a fifth victory will be perfect tonic for this weekend’s clash with Kotoko.

MATCH FACTS: The two sides have met 17 times since Berekum Chelsea’s promotion in the 2008/09 season. Hearts have won six, drawn four, and lost seven in the 17 league encounters against Berekum

Chelsea.

36 goals have been scored in this fixture with Chelsea leading the way with 19 against Hearts’ 17 in 17 games.

 

HEAD-TO- HEAD

SEASON/YEAR SCORE-LINE

2008/09 Berekum Chelsea 2 – 0 HEARTS

HEARTS 1 – 1 Berekum Chelsea

[Eric Nyarko]

2009/10 HEARTS 2 – 1 Berekum Chelsea

[Obed Ansah, Tuah Khemis]

Berekum Chelsea 1 – 1 HEARTS

[Samuel Afum]

2010/11 HEARTS 1 – 1 Berekum Chelsea

[Edwin Osei]

Berekum Chelsea 1 – 0 HEARTS

2011/12 HEARTS 0 – 0 Berekum Chelsea

Berekum Chelsea 2 – 1 HEARTS

[Isaac Ofori]

2012/13 Berekum Chelsea 2 – 0 HEARTS

HEARTS 3 - 0 Berekum Chelsea

(Gilbert Fiamenyo (2), Mahatma Otoo)

2013/14 HEARTS 1 – 0 Berekum Chelsea

(Gilbert Fiamenyo)

Berekum Chelsea 1 – 0 HEARTS

2014/15 Berekum Chelsea 4 – 2 Hearts

(Gilbert Fiamenyo (2))

Hearts 3 - 2 Berekum Chelsea

[Thomas Abbey, Emmanuel Hayford, Robin Gnange (pen.)]

2016   Berekum Chelsea 0 – 1 Hearts

[Samuel Yeboah]

Hearts 1 - 0 Berekum Chelsea

[Kwame Kizito]

 

2016/17

Berekum Chelsea 1-0 Hearts