Predicted West Ham line-up to play Chelsea: Three changes from Bilic

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Here is how we predict Chelsea and West Ham United will line up this weekend:

To be played on Saturday 19th March 2016 at 15:00. Venue: Stamford Bridge, London

Odds: Chelsea 8/11, Draw 11/4, West Ham 4/1

Chelsea welcome West Ham United to Stamford Bridge on Saturday with the roles reversed from recent years.

The Blues are no longer the side chasing a top-four finish; instead it is the Hammers looking to leapfrog Manchester City and claim an unlikely but well deserved place in the Champions League next season.

West Ham are currently fifth in the Premier League table, just two points behind City with nine matches remaining, while reigning champions Chelsea are 10th, nine points behind Saturday’s opponents.

In early team news, Chelsea must do without the injured Kurt Zouma and Radamel Falcao and the suspended Diego Costa. Eden Hazard is a minor doubt with a hip injury but is rated at 75 per cent to be fit.

As for West Ham, manager Slaven Bilic cannot call on James Tomkins or James Collins while Victor Moses is ineligible to play against his parent club.

Winston Reid is a minor doubt but he is expected to be fit after coming off against Manchester United last weekend.

Chelsea predicted lineup

  • Thibaut Courtois
  • César Azpilicueta
  • Gary Cahill
  • Branislav Ivanovic
  • John Terry
  • Cesc Fàbregas
  • Eden Hazard
  • Nemanja Matic
  • John Obi Mikel
  • Willian
  • Loïc Remy

West Ham predicted lineup

  • Adrián
  • Sam Byram
  • Aaron Cresswell
  • Angelo Ogbonna
  • Winston Reid
  • Michail Antonio
  • Cheikhou Kouyaté
  • Manuel Lanzini
  • Mark Noble
  • Dimitri Payet
  • Diafra Sakho

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