Chelsea FC Starting XI Prediction vs West Ham United

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Chelsea FC have a quick turnaround, as they’ll face West Ham United on the road in a London Derby on Sunday. Fresh off a 1-0 win in Greece over PAOK in the UEFA Europa League Thursday night, the Blues had to deal with some nasty weather in the United Kingdom that delayed their arrival home until this morning.

“We have to play again in 63 hours, on Sunday morning,” Sarri said in postgame Thursday night, before he became aware of the weather issues. Despite the rapid turnover and potential for fatigue, let’s take a look at who Sarri could slot in his first team.

The Sports Bank Starting XI Prediction

Forwards:   Eden Hazard,  Alvaro Morata,  Willian

Midfielders:   N’Golo Kante,  Jorginho,  Cesc Fabregas

Defenders:   Marcos Alonso,  David Luiz,  Antonio Rudiger,  Cesar Azpilicueta

Goalkeeper: Kepa Arrizabalaga

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David Luiz and Eden Hazard with both rested for the trip to Greece, so expect to see both of them back in the first team for this one. Chelsea, currently top of the table over Liverpool via goal differential, will look to make it a perfect 6 for 6 in the league thus far on the young season against Manuel Pellegrini’s side.

Injury Report/Match Preview: go to this link

Kick-off: 130 pm (BST), Sunday 23 Sept

Odds via William Hill : Chelsea 52/100, Draw 10/3, West Ham 24/5

Prediction: Chelsea FC 3, West Ham 0

Feel free to post your own Chelsea and/or Hammers starting XI predictions, as well as your best guess as to what the final score will be. Enjoy the match everybody!

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank.net and TheBank.News, which is partnered with News Now. Banks, a former writer for NBC Chicago.com and Chicago Tribune.com, is currently a regular contributor to SB Nation, WGN CLTV and Chicago Now.

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