After a perfect start to the season, winning all the first six fixtures in both Premier League and Europa League, Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea are about to visit the London Stadium, where they will face the city rivals West Ham United on Sunday.
Reportedly, The Blues from the West London have been instrumental with the new possessive gameplay since the beginning of the new season under the new manager Maurizio Sarri. In addition, the form of the players and the squad depth is a huge advantage for this side. So, Chelsea fans will be considering none less than three points from this game. On the other hand, The Hammers had a poor start to the season, winning only one game out of their first five league ties. But in the last match, they have shown potential against Everton and secured a 3-1 victory. So, they will also try to shake off their initial sloppiness and find a new rhythm onwards.
West Ham United vs Chelsea Team News:
Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri have to make a forced change in his starting line up as the in-form winger Pedro had received an injury in his last Europa League appearance against the Greek side PAOK. So, Willian is the obvious choice in his position. Apart from that, Cesc Fabregas is expected to make his return from his injury in the starting XI. The underperforming Brazilian David Luiz may also lose his place to the youngster Andreas Christensen. In addition, Olivier Giroud will definitely start for his side for the out-of-form Spanish forward Alvaro Morata. On the other hand, West Ham is expected to line-up with the unchanged XI from their last victory against Everton.
West Ham United vs Chelsea Possible Starting Line-ups:
West Ham United:
West Ham United vs Chelsea Key Players:
Eden Hazard is surely the key man for Chelsea, scoring five goals in his only two starts for the season. Apart from that, Jorginho can be proved to be the nucleus of the team. Cesc Fabregas’s long balls can also ask some questions to The Hammers defence. In addition to these, Willian’s recent form is also a bonus for The Blues.
On the other hand, for the home side, the Ukrainian winger Andriy Yarmolenko can have a crucial role for his side. Apart from that, another Brazilian winger Felipe Anderson and the Austrian forward Marko Arnautović can cause some danger to the Chelsea defence.
West Ham United vs Chelsea Last Meeting:
Chelsea and West Ham met each other in the last season’s Premier League, where Chelsea had the bitter result, losing the away by 1-0 in the first tie and settling for 1-1 in the second leg at home.
West Ham United Latest Form (All Competitions): L-L-W-L-W
Chelsea Latest Form (All Competitions): W-W-W-W-W
West Ham United vs Chelsea Betting Odds (Bet365):
West Ham United – 6.00
Draw – 4.50
Chelsea – 1.57
West Ham United vs Chelsea Live Streaming Link:
The game is scheduled for Sunday, 23rd September 2018 from 6:00 PM IST and will be telecast on Star Sports Select 2 and Star Sports Select HD2 for Indian viewers. However, for online streaming links send us a message on our official Facebook page.