Chelsea takes on West Ham United in the penultimate game of gameweek 27 at the London Stadium. While Chelsea comes into this game on the back of a 3-1 victory against Swansea City, West Ham had to settle for a draw against Watford. Chelsea have been outstanding under Antonio Conte, and a series of brilliant performances have seen them take a lead of 8 points over their nearest rivals. West Ham, on the other hand, endured a difficult start to the season, before finding their feet and climbing into the top half of the table. The recent run of results have eased the pressure on Slaven Bilic, who was said to be on the verge of being sacked earlier in the season. All this makes this game a compelling watch.
Chelsea Team News
Eden Hazard had a minor injury in training and while Conte said it isn't too serious, Chelsea are unlikely to risk him for this game. Apart from this, Conte has a fully fit squad to choose from which has been the feature of this Chelsea team all season. Cesc Fabregas is expected to keep his place alongside Kante having played brilliantly against Swansea with Nemanja Matic settling for a place on the bench.
West Ham Team News
Andy Carroll will be back for the Hammers and he would look to continue his impressive form this season. Michail Antonio is suspended while Angelo Ogbonna will not be back before 3-4 weeks. Apart from that, everyone else is available and Bilic is expected to name his strongest possible XI.
Chelsea XI (3-4-3): Courtois, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Cahill, Kante, Fabregas, Moses, Alonso, Willian, Pedro, Costa
West Ham XI (4-3-3): Randolph, Kouyate, Reid, Fonte, Creswell, Noble, Snodgrass, Obiang, Feghouli, Lanzini, Carroll
West Ham vs Chelsea will be live on the Star Network on Tuesday, 7th March at 1:15 am (IST)