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West Ham predicted lineup vs Chelsea - Premier League

Craig Vickers
Moyes on the touchline
Moyes on the touchline / Alex Livesey/GettyImages
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West Ham host Chelsea at the London Stadium in the Premier League as the Hammers look to return to winning ways.

The side's blistering start to the season has stalled after a run of three games without a win, culminating in a 1-1 home draw with Brighton in midweek.

A London derby usually brings the best out of the Hammers and David Moyes will be keen to harness the energy of the London Stadium crowd as he eyes another upset.

Here's how West Ham could line up.


West Ham predicted lineup vs Chelsea - Premier League

1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Kurt Zouma
Zouma has stepped up in Ogbonna's absence / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Lukasz Fabianski (GK) - The Poland international has remained consistent despite Alphonse Areola breathing down his neck.

Vladimir Coufal (RB) - Returned to the side in the absence of Aaron Cresswell in the midweek draw with Brighton.

Craig Dawson (CB) - An able replacement for Angelo Ogbonna after the Italian was ruled out for the remainder of the season.

Kurt Zouma (CB) - A considerable threat from set pieces, netting in his side's famous win over Liverpool last month. Faces his former team here.

Ben Johnson (LB) - He could be shifted over to left-back once again to accommodate Cresswell's absence.

2. Midfielders

Declan Rice
Rice in action / Naomi Baker/GettyImages

Declan Rice (DM) - The England international has gone from strength to strength under Moyes this season.

Tomas Soucek (DM) - A two-way threat in midfield, with his aerial presence such a useful asset for Moyes.

Pablo Fornals (AM) - Capable of drifting across the forward line, making him so difficult to pick up as a defender.

3. Forwards

Michail Antonio
Keeping Antonio fit will be crucial for West Ham / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Jarrod Bowen (RW) - Left out of the starting lineup against Man City last weekend, but his pace in transition will be vital against Chelsea.

Michail Antonio (ST) - West Ham's only central striking option, meaning the side's success this season could rest on his fitness.

Said Benrahma (LW) - The 26-year-old's creativity is crucial to West Ham's attacking dynamic.


You can read a predicted lineup for Chelsea here.
You can read 90min's full preview of the match
here.

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