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Jul 1, 2020 at 8.15pm UK
West HamWest Ham United
3-2
ChelseaChelsea
Soucek (45+2'), Antonio (51'), Yarmolenko (89')
Lanzini (65'), Rice (70')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Willian (42' pen., 72')
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How Chelsea could line up against West Ham United

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Sports Mole looks at how Chelsea could line up for Wednesday's Premier League London derby against West Ham United.

Chelsea will be looking to make it six wins in a row across all competitions and four from four since returning after lockdown when they travel across London to face West Ham United on Wednesday evening.

Frank Lampard's side have ensured that they remain in pole position to claim the final top-four spot while also booking their place in the semi-finals of the FA Cup during a winning return from the three-and-a-half-month stoppage so far.

The Blues will be favourites to continue that run against a West Ham side in poor form and with only goal difference keeping them out of the relegation zone after 31 games of the season.

Here, Sports Mole looks at how Chelsea could line up for the contest.



Out: Marco van Ginkel (knee)
Doubtful: Fikayo Tomori (muscle), Christian Pulisic (calf), Andreas Christensen (hip), Callum Hudson-Odoi (ankle)

> Click here for Chelsea's latest injury and suspension news ahead of this match

Chelsea could be without Christian Pulisic for this match after the American winger limped out of the FA Cup victory over Leicester with a tight calf.

The injury is not thought to be serious, but Lampard is unlikely to take any risks over his fitness, particularly given the quick turnaround in games and the fact that it is a muscle problem.

With Callum Hudson-Odoi also doubtful with an ankle injury, that could open the door for Ruben Loftus-Cheek to make another start, although Roma-bound Pedro is another option for the front three.

Lampard made no secret of his unhappiness with Chelsea's performance in the first half of the win over Leicester and the three players hooked at half time in that match - Mason Mount, Billy Gilmour and Reece James - could be left out of the starting XI this time around.

Ross Barkley, who came off the bench to score the only goal of the game at the King Power Stadium, will be hoping to have earned a starting spot, while the likes of Mateo Kovacic, Olivier Giroud, Cesar Azpilicueta, Marcos Alonso and Kepa Arrizabalaga will also expect to come back into the side.

N'Golo Kante has operated in the holding midfield role to good effect since the restart and should start there again for this match, meaning that Jorginho may have to settle for a place on the bench once more.

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Premier League Table
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
CManchester CityMan City38275683325186
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd382111673442974
3Liverpool38209968422669
4Chelsea381910958362267
5Leicester CityLeicester382061268501866
6West Ham UnitedWest Ham381981162471565
7Tottenham HotspurSpurs381881268452362
8Arsenal381871355391661
9Leeds UnitedLeeds38185156254859
10Everton38178134748-159
11Aston Villa38167155546955
12Newcastle UnitedNewcastle38129174662-1645
13Wolverhampton WanderersWolves38129173652-1645
14Crystal Palace38128184166-2544
15Southampton38127194768-2143
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton38914154046-641
17Burnley38109193355-2239
RFulham38513202753-2628
RWest Bromwich AlbionWest Brom38511223576-4126
RSheffield UnitedSheff Utd3872292063-4323
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