🚨 TEAM NEWS: West Ham vs Chelsea - Silva, James slot back

🚨 TEAM NEWS: West Ham vs Chelsea - Silva, James slot back

League leaders Chelsea will head to east London to take on West Ham United knowing a win will see them stretch their advantage at the summit. 

This will pile pressure on rivals Manchester City and Liverpool before their matches later this weekend. 


Thomas Tuchel has made four changes with Thiago Silva and Reece James slotting back into the defence while Jorginho comes back into midfield. Hakim Ziyech, the match-winner at Vicarage Road, is rewarded with a start at the London Stadium.

Cesar Azpilicueta, Saul Niguez, and Christian Pulisic drop to the Chelsea bench, while the injured Trevor Chalobah in out of the matchday squad. 

West Ham XI: Fabianski, Zouma, Dawson, Diop, Johnson, Rice, Soucek, Coufal, Bowen, Lanzini, Antonio.

Subs: Areola, Yarmolenko, Fornals, Vlasic, Noble, Benrahma, Masuaku, Kral, Ashby.

Chelsea XI: Mendy, Silva, Rudiger, Christensen, James, Jorginho, Loftus-Cheek, Alonso, Mount, Ziyech, Havertz.

Subs: Kepa, Lukaku, Pulisic, Werner, Saul, Barkley, Hudson-Odoi, Azpilicueta, Sarr. 

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