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.

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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.


LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 16: Andriy Yarmolenko of West Ham United celebrates his goal with Marko Arnautovic (R) during the Premier League match between Everton FC and West Ham United at Goodison Park on September 16, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Arfa Griffiths/West Ham United via Getty Images)

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.


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