Chelsea Team News at West Ham: Chalobah, Kante, Werner, Jorginho

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West Ham United host Chelsea in a London derby that kicks off the next weekend of Premier League action. Winless in their last three, they’ll host the league leaders as heavy underdogs. Google Result Probability projects a 56% chance of a Chelsea win, 25% chance for a draw and 19% for a West Ham win.

That said, Blues boss Thomas Tuchel was open about how unimpressed he was with his own side’s victory over Watford last night. The German admitted that he felt very fortunate to escape with all three points against the Moose Men. If they play like that again versus the Hammers, well, they’ll likely drop points.

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Kick-off time: 12.30  PM GMT, 4th December 2021

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Chelsea Team News 

Tuchel has up to six injury/fitness concerns to monitor for this one, with Trevor Chalobah being the newest issue.

“The most worried I am is about the injury on Trevoh Chalobah,” Tuchel said last night.

“We got a lot of hits today. The doctor was on the field, 20 times it felt like, to treat players. It’s a big loss with Trevoh. We have already some injured key players so I am worried about that because the next game is Saturday at 12:30.”

Seems almost certain that his hamstring injury will keep him out for this one:

Most likely, Chalobah will join N’Golo Kante and Mateo Kovacic as long term injury absentees for the west Londoners. Meanwhile, Timo Werner, Jorginho and Reece James were all missing in midweek and remain doubtful for this one.

Tuchel will address the media tomorrow and we should know more about all of these guys after he answers some questions from reporters.

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Comments

  1. Ibrahim Suleiman says

    God will help

  2. Robert Nortey says

    I feel we can sail through, Thomas Is capable of anything. He is the strategist. He always comes out with solutions. Let him stretch out a bit to get us through. I know West ham is tough, but we have Pulisic, that is solution number one. The combination of Timo, Pulisic and Alonso could work out something and defend a would be less busy.

  3. We will scale through. KTBFFH

  4. Call up lewis baker

  5. Sopuru Ogbu says

    It’s more likely for Chelsea to beat West Ham than d other way around.

  6. Paul Omo-Aibangbee says

    If you watched the Watford match, then the fears of Tuchel are realistic.
    Something tells me we will scale through this again.

  7. Orode Timothy says

    Chelsea, will win the game ? correct score 2:1 my Chelsea guys be cool like the ? Fox
    We are collecting our 3 points come run come sun shine.

  8. Ramon Olamilekan says

    With the way we played against Watford, I’m scared but I definitely know that we are not going to lose against west ham, that three point is ours

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