[Teams] Chelsea vs West Ham: Confirmed line-ups from Stamford Bridge
Chelsea will be looking to cement their place in the top four with a win over West Ham at Stamford Bridge this afternoon. Here are the confirmed line-ups:
Chelsea will be looking to cement their place in the top four with a win over West Ham at Stamford Bridge this afternoon.
Frank Lampard will have to make-do without the services of Tammy Abraham after he suffered a rib injury during the 2-2 draw with Valencia in the Champions League in midweek so Olivier Giroud comes in to make a rare start up front with Michy Batshuayi on the bench.
Fikayo Tomori starts alongside Kurt Zouma in the middle of the Chelsea back four with Andreas Christensen having to settle for a place among the substitutes while Antonio Rudiger still isn’t fit enough to feature after recently recovering from a knee injury.
Reece James keeps his place at right-back so Cesar Azpilicueta drops to the bench with Emerson Palmieri coming in at left-back. N’Kolo Kante is named on the bench this afternoon with Mason Mount recalled and Mateo Kovacic keeping his place alongside Jorginho.
Pedro comes in to make a rare start for Chelsea with Willian making way while Christian Pulisic keeps his place in attack with Callum Hudson-Odoi named among the subs after recovering from a knock.
Here are the confirmed line-ups:
Kepa, James, Zouma, Tomori, Palmieri, Jorginho, Kovacic, Pedro, Mount, Pulisic, Giroud
Subs: Christensen, Kante, Willian, Caballero, Hudson-Odoi, Batshuayi, Azpilicueta
Martin, Fredericks, Ogbonna, Balbuena, Cresswell, Rice, Snodgrass, Noble, Fornals, Felipe Anderson, Antonio
Subs: Zabaleta, Yarmolenko, Roberto, Sanchez, Haller, Masuaku, Ajeti
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