Chelsea XI vs West Ham: Confirmed team news, predicted lineup, latest injuries for Premier League clash

GIUSEPPE MURO
REUTERS

Frank Lampard will make a late call on Christian Pulisic before deciding whether the American is fit to face West Ham.

Pulisic is an injury doubt after he came off in the second half of Sunday’s 1-0 FA Cup win at Leicester with a tight calf and faces a late fitness test on Wednesday.

Lampard will also make a late decision on Andreas Christensen so Kurt Zouma could continue alongside Antonio Rudiger in the centre of defence.

Chelsea manager Lampard was unhappy with his side’s first-half display against Leicester and Ross Barkley is pushing for a start after scoring the winner off the bench in that game.

Cesar Azpilicueta will be back in at right-back, while Marcos Alonso is set to return at left-back.

Lampard has a decision over whether to stick with Tammy Abraham to lead the line or recall Olivier Giroud.

Chelsea predicted XI to face West Ham (4-3-3): Kepa; Azpilicueta, Zouma, Rudiger, Alonso; Barkley, Kante, Kovacic; Willian, Giroud, Mount.

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