Predicted West Ham line-up to play Chelsea: Two new signings to start

Here is how we predict Chelsea and West Ham United will line up on Monday evening:

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

Odds: Chelsea 8/13, Draw 14/5, West Ham 9/2

Chelsea welcome West Ham United to Stamford Bridge on Monday evening for their first match of the new Premier League campaign.

The Blues have a new manager in charge in the form of Antonio Conte and the Italian is expected to get the club fighting at the right end of the table after a disappointing defence of their crown last time out.

As for West Ham, they impressed in Slaven Bilic’s debut campaign and now the pressure is on the Croatian boss and his players to continue that progress after moving into their new home.

In early team news, Chelsea are without Jon Obi Mikel who is on international duty while defender Kurt Zouma has a knee injury and will be side-lined for another month.

West Ham must do without left-back Aaron Cresswell after he suffered a knee injury during pre-season while Manuel Lanzini is out for around four more weeks with a less serious form of the same injury.

With all that in mind here is how we expect the two sides to line up next week:

Chelsea predicted lineup

  • Thibaut Courtois
  • César Azpilicueta
  • Gary Cahill
  • Branislav Ivanovic
  • John Terry
  • Eden Hazard
  • N'Golo Kanté
  • Nemanja Matic
  • Oscar
  • Willian
  • Diego Costa

West Ham predicted lineup

  • Adrián
  • Sam Byram
  • Angelo Ogbonna
  • Winston Reid
  • Michail Antonio
  • Sofiane Feghouli
  • Cheikhou Kouyaté
  • Mark Noble
  • Håvard Nordtveit
  • Dimitri Payet
  • Andy Carroll

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