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West Ham have confirmed their starting XI for their game against Chelsea in the Premier League this afternoon.

David Moyes has made two changes from the 1-1 draw with Brighton & Hove Albion as they look to get back to winning ways.

Lukasz Fabianski keeps his place in goal.

Two changes from the boss. Here’s how we line up today…

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He will be protected by a back five consisting of Vladimir Coufal, Craig Dawson, Kurt Zouma, Issa Diop and Ben Johnson.

This will be Diop’s first Premier League appearance of the season.

Declan Rice and Tomas Soucek start in midfield, while Michail Antonio is once again the lone striker.

Behind Antonio, Moyes has selected Manuel Lanzini and Jarrod Bowen.

Strong team from the Irons.

This is arguably one of the strongest teams that Moyes can select apart from Aaron Cresswell.

Johnson has played superbly at right-back but he will have to fill in on the left once more.

The bench is also very strong, with the likes of Said Benrahma, Andriy Yarmolenko and Pablo Fornals all on there.

There is no place for Sonny Perkins, which is a shame because there were suggestions that he would be involved.

Given that this is the early kick-off, the Hammers have a good opportunity to strengthen their place in the top four with a win.

However, Chelsea are an excellent side, and this will prove to be a real test for the Irons.

If they can get a win, then that would be a real statement, but if they lose, then the teams chasing the top four will have the chance to knock them out by the end of the weekend.

In other West Ham news, Thomas Tuchel has had his say on the Hammers and the top four.

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