Chelsea XI vs West Ham: Confirmed team news and lineup predictions


allum Hudson-Odoi is on the bench for Chelsea against West Ham along with Kai Havertz, while Hakim Ziyech misses out.

Ziyech has enjoyed a blistering start to his Chelsea career, but Frank Lampard remains without the former Ajax man to take on the Hammers with Chelsea having lost their last two.

Havertz i drops to the bench after a string of disappointing displays. Lampard defended the player when speaking to the media.

“He had no pre-season, then got Covid and all eyes are on because of the price tag but we need huge perspective here,” the Chelsea boss said.

“Not saying it will take a long, long time but he does need time to settle in. For Chelsea fans and us, we must give him time.

Lampard will, for the first time this season, be able to name nine substitutes on his bench for the game after Premier League clubs voted the change through, though a maximum of three changes during the game remains.

Meanwhile, Reece James misses out amid reports he is suffering from a knee problem, meaning Cesar Azpilicueta starts. 

Chelsea: Mendy, Azpilicueta, Zouma, Thiago Silva, Chilwell, Jorginho, Kante, Mount, Werner, Abraham, Pulisic

Subs: Kepa, Rudiger, Christensen, Kovacic, Giroud, Hudson-Odoi, Gilmour, Havertz, Emerson Palmieri

West Ham: Fabianski, Coufal, Balbuena, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Rice, Soucek, Bowen, Noble, Fornals, Haller

Subs: Yarmolenko, Benrahma, Snodgrass, Dawson, Diop, Fredericks, Martin, Johnson, Randolph

Last meeting: West Ham 3-2 Chelsea

Chelsea squad from: Mendy, Caballero, Kepa, Cech, Azpilicueta, James, Zouma, Rudiger, Tomori, Christensen, Silva, Chilwell, Alonso, Emerson, Kante, Kovacic, Jorginho, Gilmour, Mount, Havertz, Pulisic, Werner, Anjorin, Abraham, Giroud

Doubts: Hakim Ziyech, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Reece James

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