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Paqueta set for debut

Lucas Paqueta starts for West Ham against Chelsea this afternoon.

The Brazil international was signed from Lyon earlier this week and made his debut as a second-half substitute against Spurs in midweek.

And he has now been named in the starting XI for the second London derby this week.

Paqueta will join Jarrod Bowen and Pablo Fornals in supporting Mikey Antonio up front.

Declan Rice and Tomas Soucek play in midfield, with the back four made up of Vlad Coufal, Kurt Zouma, Thilo Kehrer and Emerson. Lukasz Fabianski plays in goal.

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Yet again, there is no place in the squad for Gianluca Scamacca.

Full West Ham XI: Fabianski; Coufal, Zouma, Kehrer, Emerson; Rice, Soucek; Bowen, Paqueta, Fornals; Antonio. Subs: Areola, Randolph, Ogbonna, Coventry, Downes, Lanzini, Cornet, Benrahma. 

Full Chelsea XI: Mendy; Fofana, Thiago Silva, Koulibaly; James, Gallagher, Loftus-Cheek, Kovacic, Cucurella; Pulisic, Sterling. Subs: Kepa, Azpilicueta, Chilwell, Chalobah, Jorginho, Mount, Ziyech, Broja, Havertz. 

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About Dave Langton

A journalist with 10 years' experience of working on National newspapers, now chief reporter covering the club that I've loved since I was a boy. Upton Park remains the greatest football stadium ever built.