?Chelsea are firing on all cylinders at the moment, with Antonio Conte’s side in great form coming into Saturday’s clash with West Ham at the London Stadium.
David Luiz and Danny Drinkwater will miss out through injury, with the Blues able to pick from a strong squad for this derby clash. Here is how Chelsea may lineup on Saturday.
?Thibaut Courtois is a certainty to start, having played in every minute of Chelsea’s Premier League campaign so far. The Belgian stopper has a decent record this season, keeping seven clean sheets so far.
The impressive start to Andreas Christensen’s Chelsea career is likely to see the Dane retain his place in the back three, despite the return to fitness of club captain Gary Cahill.
Antonio Rudiger has also impressed in recent weeks, so the England defender is likely to settle for a place on the substitutes bench.
?The foundation for Chelsea’s successes is often driven by midfield general N’Golo Kante. The Frenchman provides stability and organisation, and alongside Tiemoue Bakayoko, will hold things together to allow wing-backs Victor Moses and Marcos Alonso to push forward.
Antonio Conte will have a variety of options to call upon from the bench if required, with Davide Zappacosta, Pedro and Willian all eager to stake their claims for a starting berth if given the chance.
?The creative sparks up front will be conjured up by the boots of Cesc Fabregas and Belgian superstar Eden Hazard. Both players have hit top form recently, inspiring the Blues to six wins in their last seven league games.
Alvaro Morata will lead the line, with the Spanish striker having netted 9 Premier League goals so far this season.