It’s very much a fool’s errand trying to predict Thomas Tuchel’s starting lineup, considering he rotates his team so much, but we will give our best guess as to who will play against West Ham tomorrow.
Edouard Mendy may well be recalled in goal with Tuchel having stated that Kepa would be given the FA Cup semi-final and the Brighton game. He didn’t say the Spaniard would retain his place after those two matches.
In defence, captain Cesar Azpilicueta should come back into the team ahead of Andreas Christensen, while Thiago Silva should be fit and ready to return in place of Kurt Zouma. Antonio Rudiger will likely keep his role on the left side of the back three.
Reece James seems to have cemented his position as first choice at right wingback, but Marcos Alonso did not do enough against Brighton to suggest he will be picked ahead of Ben Chilwell for the second game in a row.
Moving Mason Mount deeper on Tuesday night didn’t really work so N’Golo Kante is expected to be recalled to the eleven, alongside Jorginho.
Timo Werner could come back into the side, with his pace likely to trouble the Hammers’ slow backline. Hakim Ziyech and Mount could play either side of him.
Chelsea’s Predicted XI To Play West Ham:
Mendy, James, Azpilicueta, Silva, Rudiger, Chilwell, Jorginho, Kante, Ziyech, Werner, Mount