Predicted Chelsea Starting XI To Take On West Ham – Torres Fit?

By on November 21, 2013

Chelsea make the short trip across London to take on West Ham at Upton Park on Saturday evening.

The Blues head into the game sitting fourth in the Premier League table, four points behind leaders Arsenal, so will be hoping to close the gap this weekend.

Jose Mourinho appears to have picked up no fresh injury concerns following the international break, but we should know more when the Portuguese coach holds his pre-match press conference on Friday afternoon.

The club confirmed on Thursday that striker Fernando Torres is back in training after recovering from a muscle injury, so he has a good chance of being in contention to face the Hammers. If the Spaniard is ruled out, Samuel Eto’o is expected to start up front.

Ashley Cole aggravated a rib injury while playing for England against Germany on Tuesday so will miss the weekends action. Cesar Azpilicueta is in-line to fill in at left-back.

Gary Cahill looks favourite to keep his place alongside John Terry at the back while Frank Lampard should partner Ramires in midfield. Juan Mata is battling with Andre Schurrle for a place in attack but the German could get the nod as he has done in recent games.

Here’s the starting eleven Jose Mourinho could go with for the game:

What do you think of our team? What would your line-up be? Share your views below.

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26 Comments

  1. Ken

    November 21, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    The predicted lineup are gud except 4 lampard inclusion.remove lampard nd put mikel.

  2. olalekan salami osama

    November 21, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    if jose start lampard we may loose the game instead he should use mikel.

  3. Adejoh ogbadu

    November 21, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    Pls, use mikel or mata and forget lampard.

    • pizaro

      November 22, 2013 at 7:37 am

      support u dude, mata and Mikel should start

  4. Shinar

    November 22, 2013 at 12:33 am

    Jose mourinho should just Drop lampard and include mikel.

  5. RAFIU OGUNDOKUN

    November 22, 2013 at 12:51 am

    WE DON’T NEED LAMPARD, INSTEAD, REPLACE HIM WITH MIKEL OBI, IF MOURINHO NEED TO WIN THAT MATCH, THAT’S ALL.

  6. elibonkero

    November 22, 2013 at 2:36 am

    LAMPARD SHD BE MAINTAINED BUT HE SHD ALSO BE ADVICED TO USE HIS KILLER SHOTS. SIMPLY BECAUSE,WE NEED THEM.

  7. udoka kristian

    November 22, 2013 at 5:06 am

    if Jose mourinho plays lampard
    westham 3 – 1 Chelsea but not lampard chelsea wins

  8. Niyi

    November 22, 2013 at 5:21 am

    Lampard is the basic reason chelsea have been struggling. Mou should know that age tells in everything. Kindly keep Lampard out of the starting eleven for the sake of fans.

  9. Damian

    November 22, 2013 at 5:37 am

    Lampard should be dropped but beside we have alot of problems in that team ivanovic and Cole no accurate cross from them at all ivanovic is d worst can not even raise d ball up for heading Chelsea only win when the team we play doesn’t take advantage of lampard position remember Sam says new castle have expose our weak point to d world and that weak point he meant was lampard that tiote took advantage! So mourinho if u like play lampard bcos he’s ur senior son i promise u soon that Sam placard u saw in real Madrid displayed by Chelsea fans that make u feel much love and came back that same placard will make u feel hated and run or saked @ d end pls do some dis time without old lampard sorry mourinho i am writing dis not bcos i hate u i can tell u i am ur number one fan but i want my team to be d best in d world which suppose to be ur priority too.

  10. gabrielspaco

    November 22, 2013 at 6:05 am

    Do u knw y i’m sad.,it is bcos u dnt trust ur playes esp. mikel and mata. U luv 2 use mikel wen dia is no hope 4 d team 2win a particular match. By den u wil put him 2 kom n do magic. sinx u dnt trust mikel, dnt u trust willian too. Play willian along wit ramires. Lampard has past glories which is nt workin 4 him recently. I jxt hate to loose. Mou kip pride aside and do ur tin gud.

  11. Walexs

    November 22, 2013 at 6:13 am

    Cech, ivanovic, terry, cahil, ceaser, mikel, ramire, hazard, mata, willian, torres

  12. Walexs

    November 22, 2013 at 6:16 am

    Cech, ivanovic, terry, cahil, ceaser, ramires, mikel, hazard, mata, willian, torres

  13. morgan

    November 22, 2013 at 6:58 am

    mourinhi is getting on the nerves of Chelsea faithfuls….. lampard is past his prime and should be given reduced game time in order to get whatever good is left in him. He is experienced no doubt so also is Mikel, and if his experience does not translate into the gen eral teams performance, then its no good. thank you. A good squad with Lampard the missing link

  14. topmansy

    November 22, 2013 at 7:55 am

    I thought am the only one who noticed the gambling system mourinho is using this days….Chelsea is the kind of team that needs the young bloods not the lampard’s thing anymore. Kudos to you all guys that has made those comments. Plz tell mourinho to forget his one man management and be real here, Frank Lampard is tired and need lots of rest. Mikel is the future of that midfield so mourinho needs to understand that now or Chelsea will go down to the drain … I’m a Chelsea fan and always will

  15. peter

    November 22, 2013 at 7:56 am

    pls jose drop lampard to d bench n play mikel pls if lampard should start we re loosein dis game

  16. peter Ekwerike

    November 22, 2013 at 7:59 am

    lampard should be droped or jose should be sacked

  17. T christo

    November 22, 2013 at 8:49 am

    If Lampard play 65 minute in this game chelsea will loose no doubt.lineup cech cezar jt cahil,iva,mikel, rami,wilian,mata,hazard,torres.

  18. John

    November 22, 2013 at 9:23 am

    Murinho love frank lampard b cus he want England fans to love him

  19. joseph

    November 22, 2013 at 10:11 am

    Lampard has done his Job nd gone. So is Zidane, giggs, scholes, henry etc. All retired on form. Bt they themselves knew they couldn’t go on so they retired. So should lampard. If not He would fall from chelsea lagend to chelsea regret.

  20. ibekwudoka

    November 22, 2013 at 10:35 am

    mourinho, must be out of he’s mind, if he did not use start Mata and mikel. ahead of lampard

    .

  21. Okoro solomo

    November 22, 2013 at 10:50 am

    Lampard has done his job nd gone,chelsea fan can not 4get him his is a lagend,but chelsea 4 now is a team of young guys not old men, 4 now mikel is beta more down lampard.

  22. Michael Okafor

    November 22, 2013 at 11:57 am

    Mourinho is the problem of Chelsea. Drop Lampard and play Mikel, don’t over play Oscar and give De bruney a chance to play. Allow Dave to play in his position and stop complaining about ur players. Show ur players some respect and all will be well with chelsea. Up Chelsea!

  23. David

    November 22, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    Mou lampard wil cost u ur job if u dnt amend,we many potions 4 christ sake y must it be only lamp u wil mak fans 2 hate u nd him if u re nt carefull lamp is an old man u nos dat den y re u spiol our game wit polities we luv mou nd lamp we fans re begin u 2 liv him on bench so dat d club wil mak wel pls daddy

  24. Timlos

    November 22, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    I will be really disappointed if this selection is what Chelsea fields. What exactly does Lampard bring to this team in this present situation?

  25. Eto'oal

    November 22, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    DROP LAMPARD ONCE AND FOR ALL!

    He’s our achilles heel, and is hurting us as a team. We should stop pretending he’s capable of playing in the defensive role when he can barely move. Enough.

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