Predicted Chelsea and West Ham United line-ups - Changes needed for Mourinho and Big Sam?

Match to be played on Friday 26th December 2014 at 12:45. Venue: Stamford Bridge, London.

Chelsea take on West Ham this Boxing Day looking for a more positive result than the 0-0 from this fixture last season.

That game left Jose Mourinho fuming over West Ham’s tactics, which resulted in his now infamous ‘13th Century football comments’ which Sam Allardyce laughed off in the post-match press conference.

Chelsea will be confident because they head into this game after a hard earned win away at Stoke City, as they look to protect their Premier League lead ahead of 2015.

For West Ham it’s another chance to further consolidate their position in the top four, which is a spot that few would have given them any hope of reaching by this stage of the season last summer.

Both managers could toy with the idea of making some changes with the fixtures coming thick and fast after Christmas Day or they could stick with the same teams after positive results.

Here are the possible sides that each boss could go with.

Chelsea: Courtois, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Willian, Matic, Mikel, Fabregas, Hazard, Costa

West Ham United: Adrien, Jenkinson, Tomkins, Reid, Cresswell, Downing, Song, Kouyate, Nolan, Carroll, Sakho

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