Chelsea are searching for slightly seasonal cheer within the Monday Night time Soccer, with West Ham the guests within the Premier League.
Frank Lampard’s Blues have endured back-to-back defeats to Wolves and Everton – victory over an area rival in West Ham would offer the right tonic, with three factors sufficient to propel Chelsea into fifth above Spurs.
The expected Chelsea line up vs West Ham may very properly see Kai Havertz dropped, with a entrance three of Christian Pulisic, Timo Werner and Olivier Giroud.
The one different vital change is more likely to be Cesar Azpilicueta who will are available in for the injured Reece James.
Lampard revealed in his pre-match press convention that Hakim Ziyech and Callum Hudson-Odoi are each again in coaching however beginning locations on Monday might come too quickly for the duo.
An excellent omen for Chelsea forward of West Ham within the Premier League is that the Blues are actually undefeated of their previous 5 league video games at Stamford Bridge, scoring three or extra objectives in every of them – extra of the identical towards the Hammers can be a really welcome festive present for followers.
Goalkeeper: Edouard Mendy
Defence: Cesar Azpilicueta, Thiago Silva, Kurt Zouma, Ben Chilwell
Midfield: Mateo Kovacic, Mason Mount, N’Golo Kante
Assault: Timo Werner, Christian Pulisic, Olivier Giroud