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West Ham v Chelsea: match preview

The Guardian
The Guardian
 2021-12-03
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West Hm v Chelsea Photograph: Guardian

Chelsea got away with one against Watford last Wednesday and they will have to up their game when they visit the London Stadium. That will be tough without N’Golo Kanté, but Jorginho should return in midfield and Reece James has likely recovered from an ankle problem. West Ham, meanwhile, have a slight doubt over Michail Antonio and will hope that Aaron Cresswell shakes off a back injury in time. They will need a strong performance if they are to end a run of three games without a win. Jacob Steinberg

Saturday 12.30pm BT Sport 1

Venue London Stadium

Last season West Ham 0 Chelsea 1

Referee Andre Marriner

This season G8 Y36 R2 4.75 cards/game

Odds H 4-1 A 13-16 D 11-4

WEST HAM

Subs from Areola, Randolph, Fredericks, Diop, Masuaku, Cresswell, Kral, Noble, Benrahma, Vlasic, Ashby, Chesters, Yarmolenko, Baptiste, Perkins

Doubtful Antonio (knee), Cresswell (back)

Injured Ogbonna (knee, unknown)

Suspended None

Discipline Y16 R1

Form WWWLLD

Leading scorer Antonio 6

CHELSEA

Subs from Arrizabalaga, Bettinelli, Azpilicueta, Sarr, Saúl, Ziyech, Pulisic, Vale, Barkley, Lukaku, Werner

Doubtful James (ankle)

Injured Kanté (knee, 8 Dec), Chalobah (hamstring, unknown), Chilwell (knee (unknown), Kovacic (hamstring, unknown)

Suspended None

Discipline Y18 R1

Form WWDWDW

Leading scorers James, Mount 4

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