West Ham XI vs Chelsea: Predicted lineup, confirmed team news, injury latest for Premier League game today
Ben Johnson won’t be available for today’s London derby match between West Ham and Chelsea.
Johnson missed the midweek tie against Tottenham because he had to leave the game against Aston Villa last Saturday due to a hamstring injury.
The academy graduate is anticipated to be out for a few weeks, and the club’s decision to prevent Craig Dawson or Harrison Ashby from leaving on deadline day was influenced by his absence.
David Moyes will be hoping that Aaron Cresswell will be well enough to start on the left side of a back three. If not, he may have to switch to a back four and start Emerson Palmieri against his former team.
While Michail Antonio was anticipated to lead the line once more even if Gianluca Scamacca is fit for the bench, the Italian has struggled with a virus since making his first Premier League start at Villa. As a result, Scamacca was not included in the squad for the Spurs encounter.
Signing a record The first start for the Hammers for Lucas Paqueta will probably have to wait a little while longer after making his debut as a substitute against Spurs.
Any new players will always have a difficult time settling in, according to Moyes. His weak command of English is one of the current problems, but overall, he’s in, he trained yesterday, and we want to involve him.
You can see the effect he had, but we also want to be fair and avoid pressuring them or expecting anything extraordinary from them straight away. We want to give him the chance to become familiar with our team and our playing style. The most important thing is undoubtedly to learn about the Premier League.
West Ham predicted XI (3-4-3): Fabianski; Kehrer, Zouma, Cresswell; Coufal, Rice, Soucek, Fornals; Benrahma, Antonio, Bowen