Kick off at Stamford Bridge: 8pm
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Irons: Cresswell, Lanzini, Sakho
Doubtful: Payet, Tore
Chelsea: Mikel, Zouma, Rahma
Doubtful: Hazard Kante
IRONS REASONS TO BE CHEERFUL
Chelsea under a new manager may well be without several key players and whether Antonio Conte has had sufficient time to disperse last season’s hangover remains to be seen. Andy Carroll looks sharp and Andrew Ayew is as tricky an individual as it gets.
LAST FIVE CLASHES
Chelsea 2-2 West Ham (Premier League), March 2016
West Ham 2-1 Chelsea (Premier League), October 2015
West Ham 0-1 Chelsea (Premier League), March 2015
Chelsea 2-0 West Ham (Premier League), December 2014
Chelsea 0-0 West Ham (Premier League), January 2014
CHELSEA’S ONE TO WATCH
It will be interesting to see who is deployed to mark Willian who was unquestionably Chelsea’s danger man last season. The Irons musn’t give him room to play.
IRONS ONE TO WATCH
In the likely absence of Dimi it will be interesting to see the effect Andre Ayew can have but if we are going to score then AC is likely to prove the thorn in Chelsea’s side.
The bookies have Chelsea at a shades of odds on generally with the Irons generally avaialable at approximately 4/1. The draw can be gambled at about 3/1
And the ref is Antony Taylor ? Lol,
Do not expect anything from this clown !!!
Us to win 1-2 .