Chelsea will lock horns with West Ham United at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon, hoping to pick up a positive result on their home turf. The hosts will be coming into the match on the back of a shambolic 2-1 defeat to Southampton, whereas the visitors recorded a 1-1 draw against Tottenham Hotspur.
Thomas Tuchel will probably opt for the 3-4-3 formation; however, he is expected to make a couple of changes for the upcoming contest as Wesley Fofana looks likely to make his debut this weekend.
3-4-3 Chelsea Predicted Lineup Vs West Ham United
Edouard Mendy is expected to start between the sticks for the upcoming clash. The Senegalese shot-stopper would hope to put up a strong performance and secure a clean sheet on Saturday.
Thiago Silva is expected to start at the heart of Blues’ backline, whereas Kalidou Koulibaly will feature at the left centre-back spot. Wesley Fofana will fulfil the right centre-back position.
Jorginho and Ruben Loftus-Cheek might fulfil the holding midfield positions, with the former occupying a more central role. The pair would be looking to dominate the midfield proceedings.
Marc Cucurella might start at the left wing-back position, whereas Reece James will fill in on the other flank as the right wing-back. The duo would be expected to stretch Chelsea’s attacks in the opposition half.
Mateo Kovacic will have to settle for a place on the bench, but he could be brought on in the latter stages of the game if needed.
Kai Havertz and Mason Mount will slot into the attacking midfield roles. The duo would be determined to set up some clear-cut goal-scoring chances for the front-men.
Raheem Sterling might lead the line for Chelsea this weekend. The 27-year-old striker will be hoping to find the back of the net when he faces off against the West Ham defence.
Christian Pulisic might come on to make a cameo appearance in the second forty-five minutes.