Kouyate, Lanzini and Ogbonna will be key for West Ham against Chelsea

Upton Park

West Ham United and Chelsea go head-to-head this weekend.

West Ham United welcome Chelsea to Upton Park this weekend for a match that really could go either way.

The Hammers have been nothing short of sensational under new manager Slaven Bilic and they have already defeated Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City, so could they add the reigning champions to that list?

Here we take a look at three players who will be key for West Ham this weekend:

Cheikhou Kouyate

Chelsea’s midfield duo Nemanja Matic and Cesc Fabregas have looked well below par so far this season, and if West Ham player Cheikhou Kouyate can impose himself on the match he could be the difference.

This match could well be won and lost in the centre of the park and the Hammers certainly have the quality in that area to excel.

Manuel Lanzini

After his goal and assist against Crystal Palace last weekend, Argentine midfielder Manuel Lanzini will be eyeing another great performance against Chelsea.

While the Blues may focus a lot of their attention on Dimitri Payet, that could allow Lanzini to work his magic.

Angelo Ogbonna

Diego Costa is now back and scoring which means West Ham’s back-line will have to be at its best to keep the Spanish international at bay.

With Winston Reid unavailable Angelo Ogbonna will be key against Chelsea’s prolific goal-scorer.

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