Chelsea vs West Ham – Team News

Chelsea face West Ham at Stamford Bridge in just under an hour, and the teams are in!

Mauricio Pochettino had very few options available to him on Thursday night, and not much has changed today. One new player comes in to the starting line up – Thiago Silva replaces Alfie Gilchrist. Presumably Trevoh Chalobah will switch to the right hand side of defence, with Silva partnering Benoit Badiashile in the middle.

The rest of the team remains the same – Moises Caicedo and Conor Gallagher will look to recreate their usual high intensity wall of tackling in the middle of the pitch, while at full back they’re supported by Marc Cucurella’s new found threat as an inverted left back.

Cole Palmer continues in his slightly less dangerous role in the hole behind the striker, with Mykhailo Mudryk and Noni Madueke out wide.

Nicolas Jackson leads the line. He scored in out last game, and will be desperate to notch another today. He should have a great opportunity. West Ham don’t have much to play for and look like a team drifting to the end of the campaign.

If we play with the same belief and energy we did to start the Spurs game on Thursday, we should have a great chance to pick up 3 points today and push towards Europe once again. But this team has been terrible at stringing results together, so we’re not overly hopeful.

There are some interesting names on the bench, however. Malo Gusto is fit enough to feature, as is Raheem Sterling after illness. Both could appear in the second half. Pochettino promised us Levi Colwill and he’s there too, alongside Christopher Nkunku. We don’t know how ready any of them are to play more than a few minutes, but it certainly brings hope for our next game.

Here are the full team line-ups for Chelsea vs West Ham (kick off at 14:00 GMT)



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