[Teams] Chelsea vs West Ham: Confirmed line-ups from Stamford Bridge
Chelsea will be desperate to beat West Ham at Stamford Bridge this evening in order to climb up to third place in the table. Here are the line-ups:
Chelsea will be desperate to beat West Ham at Stamford Bridge this evening in order to climb up to third place in the Premier League table.
Maurizio Sarri has made two changes from the side that beat Brighton at the weekend with Antonio Rudiger being recalled in defence. Andreas Christensen is the man to make way as David Luiz keeps his place while Emerson Palmeiri once again starts ahead of Marcos Alonso at left-back. Cesar Azpilicueta retains his place at right-back.
The other change sees Gonzalo Higuain recalled up front with Olivier Giroud making way despite scoring the opening goal at the weekend. Chelsea fans will be delighted to see Callum Hudson-Odoi keep his place as the teenager starts alongside Eden Hazard in attack.
Willian and Pedro have to settle for places on the bench while Ruben Loftus-Cheek keeps his place in midfield after scoring a fine goal against Brighton. Mateo Kovacic and Ross Barkley are named among the substitutes.
As for West Ham, Felipe Anderson is passed fit to return alongside Manuel Lanzini and Marko Arnoutovic while Javier Hernandez leads the line up front.
Here are the confirmed line-ups:
Kepa, Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Luiz, Emerson, Kante, Jorginho, Loftus-Cheek, Hudson-Odoi, Higuain, Hazard
Subs: Barkley, Pedro, Caballero, Kovacic, Giroud, Willian, Christensen
Fabianski, Fredericks, Balbuena, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Noble, Rice, Felipe Anderson, Lanzini, Arnautovic, Hernandez
Subs: Snodgrass, Adrian, Obiang, Nasri, Diop, Masuaku, Lucas Perez