Manuel Lanzini

No Manuel Lanzini, no Javier Hernandez: West Ham’s XI vs Chelsea

Chelsea vs West Ham

There are two matches in the Premier League on Sunday, and both are in London.

Arsenal host Southampton in the early kick-off, before attention switches to Stamford Bridge.

Will Chelsea lose a second straight London derby? Last weekend Tottenham rewrote the history books winning 3-1 at the Blues.

Can West Ham pick up the away win against their rivals on Sunday?

If the Hammers do win they’ll move onto 36 points and into 13th place.

No Manuel Lanzini, no Javier Hernandez

How will West Ham line-up at Chelsea?

The likes of the Times and the Guardian have had a shot at predicting the line-ups for Sunday’s clash at Stamford Bridge.

West Ham, who beat Southampton 3-0 last time out, are predicted to field a 3-5-2 formation against the Blues.

Two of West Ham’s key foreign imports are set to miss out on a place in the starting XI.

Mexican forward Javier Hernandez has been struggling to lock down a starting spot. Chicharito is again expected to be left out the XI as Marko Arnautovic and Joao Mario start up-top.


Times: Chelsea vs West Ham predicted line-ups


Argentine playmaker Manuel Lanzini is also expected to be omitted from the West Ham XI.

Lanzini suffered a medial ligament injury against Burnley in March.

Michail Antonio is out for West Ham for the rest of the season, while Joe Hart is again expected to start in goal.

Chelsea: Who will start in attack?

The papers believe that Chelsea’s XI picks itself.

Perhaps the main issue is who will play in attack for the Blues.

Spanish striker Alvaro Morata should play through the middle, while supported by Willian and Eden Hazard.

Gary Cahill will once again be missing in action this weekend.


Guardian: Chelsea vs West Ham predicted line-ups


UPDATE: More confirmation that Lanzini is out vs Chelsea.

Also see: Chelsea vs West Ham predictions: Premier League preview & predicted line-ups.

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