Premeir league toppers, Chelsea will make a short trip to London stadium to lock horns with bitter rivals Westham in their PL round 15 tie on Saturday early kickoff fixture, hoping to build on their midweek 2-1 victory against Watford & maintain their status at the top of the PL table.
Gaffer Thomas Tuchel has today confirmed that the blues will be without the services of four key players in their trip to Westham, with N'golo Kante, Matteo Kovacic, Trevor Chelobah & Ben Chillwell all set to miss the clash against the Hammers due to injury woes. Tuchel has however confirmed that the rest of the squad is fully fit & will be at his disposal tommorow. Below is Chelsea's predicted lineup to face Westham;
Edourd Mendy will retain his position between the sticks, covered by Veteran Thiago Silva, Christensen who will replace the injured Trevor Chelobah & Antonio Rudiger in a formidable back three. The midfiled will comprise of Ruben Loftus Cheek & Jorginho who will play as defensive midfielders & provide security to wing backs Marcos Alonso & Reece James which will allow the duo to advance forward & contribute in attack.
Romelu Lukaku could make his first start as a centre forward after recovering from injury, while Timo Werner & Kai Havertz would start from the left wing & right wing respectively.
Considering Westham's current slump in form & Chelsea's stellar form, we are backing Thomas Tuchel's side to come out on top in this crunch clash.