Chelsea predicted lineup vs West Ham - Premier League

Jamie Spencer
Enzo Fernandez made a strong start to his Chelsea career
Enzo Fernandez made a strong start to his Chelsea career / Richard Sellers/GettyImages

Chelsea and Graham Potter are desperate for Premier League wins, having not seen anything like enough of them in recent weeks and months.

The Blues travel across London to face West Ham on Saturday lunchtime in the knowledge that defeat and others results going against them could mean unthinkably dropping into the bottom half of the table by the end of the weekend.

Here's a look at the starting XI that Potter could pick...

Chelsea predicted lineup vs West Ham

GK: Kepa Arrizabalaga - Although the team has struggled to score goals of late, the Spaniard is going for a fourth successive Premier League clean sheet.

RB: Reece James - The Fulham draw was his first start of 2023, managing an hour. Would hope to get more minutes under his belt here.

CB: Benoit Badiashile - Looked solid against Fulham and will only get better the more he plays alongside an experienced veteran like Thiago Silva.

CB: Thiago Silva - Age is but a number for the outstanding Brazilian. He will be 39 in September but is close to extending his contract for another season.

LB: Marc Cucurella - Will have renewed competition for his place following the return from injury of Ben Chilwell, but likely to keep getting the nod for now.

CM: Conor Gallagher - Chelsea fnas will hope to see a home-grown player lead by example in what is expected to be a tense London derby.

CM: Enzo Fernandez - Made an impressive start to his Chelsea career less than three days after arriving at the club and will hope with more time to settle he can kick on even more.

CM: Mason Mount - Only one goal involvement in his last 11 Premier League appearances isn't an ideal return, especially with increasing competition for places.

RW: Noni Madueke - Impressed Chelsea fans with his debut off the bench last week and has given himself a strong chance of getting a first start.

ST: Kai Havertz - Potters lacks alternatives up in the 'number nine' role, although David Datro Fofana had a decent cameo against Fulham and Joao Felix is now back from suspension.

LW: Mykhailo Mudryk - Ended up coming off after just 45 minutes on his full Chelsea debut because of illness. Has pace to burn so will look to stretch West Ham.