West Ham manager David Moyes was not very happy with his side’s display against Crystal Palace midweek and he will need a better performance from his players if they are to get a result against Chelsea on Monday night.
The Blues are, though, heading into the game off the back of two consecutive defeats so the Hammers could take advantage of their opponent’s poor form.
In terms of team news, West Ham have injury doubts over a number of players. Fabian Balbuena (groin), Aaron Cresswell (ankle), Michail Antonio (hamstring) and Jarrod Bowen (ankle) are all expected to have late fitness tests, while Arthur Masuaku (knee) has been ruled out.
West Ham’s Predicted XI To Face Chelsea:
Fabianski, Coufal, Diop, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Johnson, Soucek, Rice, Bowen, Haller, Benrahma
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard could have a fully fit squad for the London derby with Callum Hudson-Odoi and Hakim Ziyech (both hamstring) having returned to training earlier this week.
Chelsea’s Predicted XI:
Mendy, James, Zouma, Silva, Chilwell, Havertz, Kante, Mount, Pulisic, Giroud, Werner
The bookmakers have made Chelsea the firm favourites with William Hill pricing them at 1/2 odds-on for the win. A draw is currently 4/1 with Bet 365, while a victory for West Ham is 6/1 at BetVictor.
Predicted Score – 2-1 to Chelsea