Mourinho To Make 2 Changes: Predicted Chelsea Starting XI To Face West Ham

By on October 22, 2015

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Chelsea will look to climb up the Premier League table when they take on West Ham at Upton Park on Saturday afternoon. Here is the side I think Jose Mourinho will pick:

Goalkeeper: Asmri Begovic is set to continue between the sticks with Thibaut Courtois ruled out for the foreseeable future after knee surgery.

Defence: Mourinho could decide to recall Baba Rahman to the starting eleven with Kurt Zouma the man most likely to make way. This would see Cesar Azpilicueta revert to right-back as Branislav Ivanovic is expected to remain sidelined with a hamstring injury.

Gary Cahill and John Terry put in strong performances during the 0-0 draw at Dynamo Kiev on Tuesday night so should keep their places at the back.

Midfield: The Chelsea boss praised the contribution of Nemanja Matic and Ramires in the centre of midfield in midweek so I wouldn’t be surprised if the duo kept their places this weekend. Ruben Loftus-Cheek didn’t even make the bench last time out after Mourinho criticised his performance against Aston Villa so it will be interesting to see if he features on Saturday.

Attack: Eden Hazard was recalled on Tuesday and put in a lively performance so I’d expect the Belgian to retain his place against West Ham while Cesc Fabregas could play in a more advanced role if Ramires keeps his place in midfield.

Pedro missed the trip to Ukraine with a minor knock but he should return to the squad and could come in for Willian with the Brazilian international given a well-earned rest. Diego Costa should continue to lead the line up front.

Here is how I think we’ll see Chelsea line-up:

What do you think? What line-up would you like to see start?

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10 Comments

  1. Murray Sackwild

    October 22, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    Willian has been our most effective attacking player, so far, this season – I expect him to start ahead of Pedro.
    Zouma will stay at right back with Dave at left back – Matic & Ramires in front of defence.
    3 points at Upton Park.

  2. AZEEZ RAHMON

    October 22, 2015 at 11:58 pm

    We will need willian in our nest game because he is best player for chelsea now

  3. Edison Xavier

    October 23, 2015 at 4:38 am

    William out!!!its very astonishing, with William three massive points for blues,how easy it is.

  4. ADOMAKO EMMANUEL

    October 23, 2015 at 9:17 am

    i would prefer this starting line-up for chelsea;asmir begovic,cezal aspilicueta,garry cahill,kurt zouma,baba rahman,nemanja matic,ramires,dasmientowillian,cesc fabregas,oscar muammba,eden hazard and diego costa. i wish the blues 2-0 win overwestham

  5. solomerlin utaka

    October 23, 2015 at 9:54 am

    this is how I expect Chelsea to line up against westham this saturday gk: Begovic. Defence: Azpilicueta, Terry, Cahill, Raman. Mf: Ramires, Mikel, Fabregas. Attack: Hazard, Costa, Pedro. Good luck

  6. ridwan ahmeed

    October 23, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    I PREFER THAT STARTING LINE UP

  7. Mwesigye Fred Oscar

    October 23, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    Kenedy Should Be Given More Time To Play

  8. Shahin

    October 23, 2015 at 7:24 pm

    Gk -Begovic Defense – Rahman Terry Cahill Azpilicuta MF- pedro Ramirez willian cese fabrigus Hazard scorer Costa

  9. Ayodeji Best

    October 23, 2015 at 8:36 pm

    I’ll suggest the same selection that played against Dynamo… With only this minor difference. Pedro, willian and Hazard should play at the same time behind Diego Costa. Fabregas on bench

  10. BELVIN

    October 23, 2015 at 9:09 pm

    Good line up,except that William shoes start with Pedro and hazard.

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