Straight from Ajokeonifaari It’s a London Derby between West Ham and Chelsea, and we’ll give you a preview of what to expect later today.
So much is expected to happen between the two clubs who have been excellent thus far this season, with both occupying a slot in the top four, which has not been easy for them after 14 games and so much work to do.
The encounter between West Ham and Chelsea will be the first of the weekend matchups, which will follow the round of midweek games that took place from Tuesday to Thursday during the busy December season.
PREVIEW OF THE MATCHDAY BETWEEN WEST HAM AND CHELSEA
The English Premier League’s midweek matchups were completed yesterday, and West Ham Vs Chelsea are back to kick off the weekend round of matches, which will see them face off today.
West Ham United’s latest match ended in a 1-1 tie against Brighton And Hove Albion in a game that wasn’t easy for them, but they were able to hold things together and come away with just one point.
Chelsea’s most recent match was against Watford, who were in good form at the time, but they were unable to prevent Chelsea from beating them 2-1 at home, which saw them represent well despite the result.
TEAM NEWS AND INJURY UPDATE FOR WEST HAM VS CHELSEA
Thomas Tuchel has still ruled out NGolo Kante, Ben Chilwell, Mateo Kovacic, and Trevoh Chalobah, all of whom are now injured and have little chance of making the team list for the game later today away from home.
After recovering from injuries that kept them out of the last game against Watford, Reece James and Jorginho are back in the lineup and will both play a part in the match between West Ham and Chelsea.
LINEUP AND FORMATION OF WEST HAM VS CHELSEA
Reece James, Ruben Loftus Cheek, Jorginho, Marcos Alonso; Kai Havertz, Mason Mount; Romelu Lukaku. Edouard Mendy; Andreas Christensen, Thiago Silva, Antonio Rudiger; Reece James, Ruben Loftus Cheek, Jorginho, Marcos Alonso; Kai Havertz, Mason Mount; Romelu Lukaku.
That’s how the starting lineup should look before the match, which starts later today.
KICK-OFF TIME FOR WEST HAM VS CHELSEA
The match between West Ham and Chelsea will take place at the London Stadium, with a kickoff time of 13:30 p.m. in the United Kingdom and 1:30 p.m. in Nigeria, which you can confirm by checking your local time zone.