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Chelsea vs West Ham United: Preview and Predicted Line-ups

It is Chelsea vs West Ham United in a fiery London derby on Monday evening at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League.

The Blues come from two defeats against Everton and then, Wolverhampton Wanderers and currently sit at 8th position in the PL standings.

Whereas the Hammers are coming with a home 1-1 draw against Crystal Palace and currently sit at 10th place.

Chelsea vs West Ham United : Preview

A win should definitely on the cards for Chelsea manager Frank Lampard. After suffering from back to back defeats, the Blues might be looking to bounce back at home.

There were some glimpses of brilliance in their 2-1 loss to Wolves, but they couldn’t hold on to the lead. Kai Havertz and Timo Werner are struggling in recreating their previous form.

However, for West Ham United, Sebastian Haller had returned to form. The 26-year old joined the Irons from Eintracht Frankfurt, where he was in a prolific form.

Last season, the Hammers were able to win at Stamford Bridge on 30th November 2019 after a solitary goal by Aaron Cresswell.

Chelsea form : L L D W W

West Ham United form : D W L W W

Out of 114 matches between the two teams, Chelsea have won 50, West Ham had won 42 and 22 matches had been draws.

Chelsea vs West Ham United : Team News

Chelsea are facing injury crisis with players like Hakim Ziyech, Reece James and Callum-Hudson Odoi among the injured. However, Cesar Azplicueta might return to the starting 11.

However, the other players are available.

West Ham United have injuries in the form of Arthur Masuaku, Michail Antonio and Fabian Balbuena.

All eyes will be on Declan Rice, who would like to impress either Manchester United or Chelsea in buying him. Another player to be looked upon is Sebastian Haller.

Predicted Line-ups and Score:

Chelsea might start with a traditional 4-3-3 formation. Timo Werner might be available as a substitute after his recent poor form.

West Ham United might start with a 4-2-3-1 formation. Andriy Yarmolenko, Manuel Lanzini and Mark Noble might return to the starting 11.

Predicted score:

Our predicted score is Chelsea winning with a clean sheet to Edouard Mendy.

Chelsea 3 – 0 West Ham United

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