3-4-2-1: Conte To Make 3 Changes | Expected Chelsea XI vs West Ham

By on April 6, 2018

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Chelsea will be looking to get their top four push back on track when they take on West Ham at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon.

Here is the side we think Antonio Conte will pick for the game:


Goalkeeper: Thibaut Courtois is expected to be fit and available for selection after recovering from a hamstring injury that kept him out of the defeat to Tottenham last weekend so Willy Caballero will make way.

Defence: Chelsea were poor in defence against Spurs last week so Conte may be tempted to mix things up and that could lead to a recall for Gary Cahill – who’s lost his place recently.

Antonio Rudiger is the man most likely to make way as Cesar Azpilicueta should keep his place while Andreas Christensen is also expected to be retained in the middle of the back three.

However, David Luiz is still missing as the Brazilian international is working his way back from a long-term injury.

Midfield: N’Golo Kante is expected to be retained in the middle of the park but I think we could see Timoue Bakayoko get a recall alongside his compatriot.

Cesc Fabregas will therefore make way while Danny Drinkwater may also have to make-do with a place among the substitutes on Sunday.

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Davide Zappacosta is back in contention after recovering from a tendon injury that kept him out of the Tottenham game but Victor Moses could keep his place on the right. Emerson Palmeiri are pushing for a recall but I think we’ll see Marcos Alonso retain his place on the left.

Attack: Alvaro Morata was among the goals again last weekend after opening the scoring against Tottenham so I think the Spaniard will keep his place up front with Olivier Giroud having to settle for a spot on the bench.

Eden Hazard will be disappointed with his performance against Spurs but no doubt the Belgian international will still keep his place in attack on Sunday afternoon.

Pedro is back in contention after recovering from a knock that kept him out last weekend but Willian should get the nod over the Spaniard as he’s been one of Chelsea’s better players in recent months.

Here is how we think Chelsea will line-up:


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