Chelsea FC Starting XI Prediction vs West Ham United

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Chelsea let a chance at Champions League knockout round qualification slip through their fingers last night, but there isn’t much time to stew about it. The Blues face a very quick turnaround London derby against West Ham United on Saturday, a series that has been pretty evenly matched.

Chelsea lead this all time fixture with 50 wins to West Ham’s 40; accompanied by 22 draws. The Blues come into this one 11 points off the pace of league leaders Liverpool, so at this point, the top four is most likely the goal for the season. Young American Christian Pulisic kept his hot streak going last night at Valencia, and he’ll be expected to help provide even more offense in the short term while Tammy Abraham is sidelined with a hip injury

Chelsea FC Starting XI Prediction (4-3-3) vs West Ham United

Pulisic      Batshuayi     Mount    

Jorginho    Kovacic     Kante

Emerson      Tomori      Zouma     Azpilicueta

Kepa

Chelsea FC vs West Ham United FYIs

Kickoff: Stamford Bridge, Saturday November 30, 3pm

Team News for both sides: go to this link

Starting XI Predictions: Chelsea FC    West Ham United

Google Result Probability: Chelsea win 74%, Draw 16%, West Ham win 10%

Form Guide- Chelsea LWWWW  West Ham United LLLDL

Odds via BetFair Exchange: Chelsea win 2/7, Draw 5/1, Valencia win 19/2

Prediction: Chelsea 3, West Ham 1

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