Chelsea XI vs West Ham: Predicted lineup, confirmed team news, injury latest for Premier League game today


Chelsea have Joao Felix back from suspension from their trip to West Ham.

The January loan signing has completed a three-game ban following his red card on his debut against Fulham and could start the lunchtime kick-off at the London Stadium.

But Chelsea could be without Raheem Sterling, who has been struggling with a knee issue.

Mateo Kovacic, Wesley Fofana and Denis Zakaria have returned to training but will not feature.

Christian Pulisic is still overcoming a knee injury but is optimistic about returning soon.

N’Golo Kante is doing solo work on grass in his recovery from hamstring surgery, while Edouard Mendy remains out with a broken finger.

Graham Potter is likely to pick a similar team to the one that drew 0-0 with Fulham last time out. One of Felix or Noni Madueke could come in for Hakim Ziyech.

January signings Enzo Fernandez, Mykhailo Mudryk and Benoit Badiashile are all likely to continue from the start.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was left out of the squad against Fulham and is the subject of interest from MLS side Los Angeles FC.

Predicted Chelsea XI (4-2-3-1): Kepa; James, Silva, Badiashile, Cucurella; Gallagher, Enzo; Mount, Felix, Mudryk; Havertz.