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West Ham vs Chelsea: Confirmed team news for Premier League London derby



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Chelsea face West Ham in the Premier League and the team news is in from the London Stadium.

Mauricio Pochettino‘s side kicked off the 2023/24 campaign with a 1-1 draw against Liverpool last weekend and will be hoping to pick up their first three points of the season in the London derby. West Ham also were held to a 1-1 draw against AFC Bournemouth in their opener.

The Chelsea head coach has set out his expectations for the clash, admitting: “It’s going to be tough. We know how they are going to play. They are beginning to change the shape but it’s always going to be tough. All of the Premier League games will be difficult.

“They are a very good team doing a great job. Last season, they lifted a trophy, so they are very confident. For sure, it’s going to be tough.”

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 13: Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Chelsea, reacts during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Liverpool FC at Stamford Bridge on August 13, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

He added: “In my mind to get back in Europe, it has to be the Champions League. We want to put the club in the position they deserve to be. If someone is thinking that way (Conference League) at the training ground or at Stamford Bridge, I would be very worried.”

The Premier League clash will get underway at 4.30pm BST and will be available to watch live on Sky Sports.

Here is the confirmed team news from the London Stadium.

West Ham

Starting XI: Aréola; Coufal, Zouma, Aguerd, Emerson; Soucek, Ward-Prowse; Bowen, Paquetá, Benrahma; Antonio.

Bench: Fabianski, Johnson, Cresswell, Fornals, Cornet, Ings, Alvarez, Ogbonna, Mubama.


Starting XI: Sanchez, Disasi, Silva, Colwill, Gusto, Fernandez, Gallagher, Chukwuemeka, Chilwell, Sterling, Jackson.

Bench: Bergstrom, Humphreys, Cucurella, Maatsen, Caicedo, Ugochukwu, Mudryk, Madueke, Burstow.