Chelsea vs West Ham: The Predicted Eleven
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Since the return, Chelsea have won all three of their games. A narrow win away to Aston Villa was followed up with a brilliant 2:1 win at home to Pep Guardiola's Manchester City.

The Blues' last win came on Sunday with Frank Lampard's side looking forward to yet another trip to Wembley as they defeated Leicester to reach the FA Cup semi-final. The performance at the King Power Stadium wasn't glamorous, but at least Chelsea got the job done.

Lampard is now turning his attention to Wednesday's game with West Ham. David Moyes' West Ham side currently sit 17th in the table. They're outside of the relegation zone on goal difference.

  • The previous meetings with West Ham-

Chelsea have only won once in their last five meetings with the Irons. Something has to change. With Wolves winning at the weekend, Nuno Espirato Santo's side is now two points behind Chelsea. As well as that, Manchester United play Brighton tonight, and the Reds can also reduce the gap between themselves and Chelsea.

With tomorrow's meeting with a must-win, here's how Chelsea could line up. 

  • Goalkeeper:

Kepa Arrizabalaga

The 25-year-old Spaniard has been dropped a fair few times this season. With that being said, Lampard has restored some faith in the keeper and Kepa will no doubt be the number one keeper for the remainder of the season.

  • Defence:

Fullbacks:

Cesar Azpilicueta

It's fair to say that the Chelsea skipper made a bit of a difference when he came on in the second half on Sunday. Since the return, Cesar has been defensively solid, and many Chelsea fans have applauded his performances in recent times. 

Marcos Alonso

It's no secret that Frank Lampard is in the market for a new left-back. With neither Alonso nor Emerson impressing this season, it looks like both of them may be departing at the end of the season. Emerson got the nod on Sunday but wasn't a stand out from the game with Leicester. Marcos has tended to start in league games and will probably pip Emerson ahead of tomorrow's game. 

Centre Backs:

Antonio Rudiger

The German international has been somewhat of a regular since he has returned from injury. Antonio has played every game since the restart and has looked reasonably solid but has shown signs that he's still got a mistake or two in him.

Kurt Zouma

From the looks of it, Andreas Christensen is a slight doubt for tomorrow's game. If the Dane was fully fit, he would no doubt start ahead of Kurt. After spending the season pondering as to who will be the centre back pairing, it looks like Lampard has finally found his pairing. However, with Andreas potentially missing tomorrow's game and with Fikayo Tomori still injured, Kurt Zouma will most likely slot in. 

  • Midfield:

N'Golo Kante

It's a bit of a no brainer. N'Golo Kante is arguably one of the first names on the team sheet. Whilst he hasn't impressed with his ability on the ball, that's not his job. Kante's job is to defend and apply pressure on the opposition. It's fair to say that the Frenchman has done that recently and will start tomorrow.

Mason Mount

Mason Mount is one who's benefitted from Covid-19. Even though he's not scoring or chipping in with an assist, Mount has been working hard for the team. His determination to press and win the ball back has been second to none, and we've all been aware of that side of his game recently.

Mateo Kovacic

Mateo Kovacic has been one of Chelsea's best players this season. Since signing from Real Madrid on a permanent basis, The Croatian has proved to be a great signing, and we've all been blown away by Kova's ability on the ball.

  • Attack:

Willian

With Callum Hudson-Odoi still recovering from an injury, Willian is most likely going to start yet again. The Brazilian is another who has started every game since the return. After scoring the winner against Manchester City, Willian will now stay at the club until the end of the season.

Christian Pulisic

Chelsea's Captain America was taken off on Sunday as a precaution. It looked like he picked up a small knock. However, if he's 100% fit, he starts. Christian Pulisic has been the Blues' best player since the restart, and the young American has improved his game over the last few months.

Tammy Abraham

Tammy Abraham gets the nod, but don't be surprised if Olivier Giroud starts again. Tammy is the Blues' top goalscorer this season and deserves to start purely based on that. In what has been a decent season for Tammy, he deserves to start tomorrow.

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