West Ham take on Chelsea at The London Stadium today.
The Hammers are hoping to build on last weekend’s win over Everton. Chelsea, meanwhile, have won all five of their league matches this season.
Ahead of the game, Manuel Pellegrini has named his starting line-up and it looks like this.[sfve id=”11″]
Lukasz Fabianski retains his place between the sticks after five solid games.
The defence is unchanged from the Everton game. Pablo Zabaleta starts ahead of Ryan Fredericks at right-back.
At left-back, Arthur Masuaku continues ahead of Aaron Cresswell. The centre-back pairing of Issa Diop and Fabian Balbuena will continue.
The midfield trio is also the same. Declan Rice will sit in the deep role. Just head of him, Mark Noble and Pedro Obiang will operate.
Andriy Yarmolenko keeps his spot on the right after scoring twice against Everton.
Felipe Anderson plays on the left after an impressive game at Goodison Park.
The only change is that Marko Arnautovic misses out. The Austrian forward is the club’s leading scorer with three goals in five games.
But he misses out with a knee injury and Michail Antonio starts. Ryan Fredericks takes Arnautovic’s place in the match day squad.
Here are how West Ham fans reacted to this line-up.
Right time to go
— West Ham Transfers (@westhamtransfer) September 23, 2018
I would much rather see Perez than Antonio. But never mind! #COYI
— Happy Hammer (@HappyHammer95) September 23, 2018
I’m going to cry
— Joe (@whu_boulcott) September 23, 2018
No Arnautovic 😭😭😭
— Adam ⚒ (@EthertonAdam) September 23, 2018
— B Nana (@B_Nanaofficial) September 23, 2018
Come on Antonio!!⚒
— Joel (@whjoel) September 23, 2018
— Alex (@Irons_Updates) September 23, 2018
No Arnautovic…injured… sadly he's 60% of this team
— Johnny Silver (@JohnnySilver9) September 23, 2018