Confirmed: West Ham v Chelsea line-ups - Zarate starts, Antonio on bench

Here is how West Ham and Chelsea will line up today.

West Ham United will be looking to add another major scalp to their record this season as they host Chelsea at Upton Park.

Slaven Bilic's men have already seen off Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City this season, though all those victories came away from home, with their home form a little more patchy so far.

Today, loan winger Victor Moses is ineligible to play against his parent club, so Mauro Zarate is handed a role in the attack today, where he will play alongside the likes of Dimitri Payet, Manuel Lanzini and Diafra Sakho.

Deadline day signing Michail Antonio has made a slow start to life in East London, but he will be on the bench today, giving him a chance to make an impact as a substitute.

Meanwhile, opponents Chelsea are still looking for something to kickstart their season after an inauspicious start for Jose Mourinho's men.

Last weekend's 2-0 win over Aston Villa was a step in the right direction, but today is a big indication of where the Blues are as they face a real banana skin against the Hammers.

Mourinho remains without injured trio Thibaut Courtois, Loic Remy and Pedro, with Eden Hazard coming back in to the starting line-up, though Oscar is only on the bench.

Baba Rahman drops to the bench having started last weekend, with Kurt Zouma starting at right back and Cesar Azpilicueta back over on the left hand side of the defence, whilst new signing Marco Amelia is on the bench.

West Ham lineup


  • Adrián
  • James Collins
  • Aaron Cresswell
  • Carl Jenkinson
  • James Tomkins
  • Cheikhou Kouyaté
  • Manuel Lanzini
  • Mark Noble
  • Dimitri Payet
  • Diafra Sakho
  • Mauro Zárate

Substitutes: Darren Randolph, Angelo Ogbonna, Michail Antonio, Pedro Obiang, Andy Carroll, Nikica Jelavic, Enner Valencia.

Chelsea lineup


  • Asmir Begovic
  • César Azpilicueta
  • Gary Cahill
  • John Terry
  • Kurt Zouma
  • Cesc Fàbregas
  • Eden Hazard
  • Nemanja Matic
  • Ramires
  • Willian
  • Diego Costa

Substitutes: Marco Amelia, Baba Rahman, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, John Obi Mikel, Oscar, Bertrand Traore, Falcao.

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