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West Ham vs Chelsea
Premier League 2018/19
Venue: London Stadium
Date: Sunday, 23 September
Kick-off: 1:30pm BST
Chelsea face West Ham United at the London Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Chelsea’s winning run in the league continued last weekend with a 4-1 victory over Cardiff City and they have a chance to make it six wins in six games against West Ham at the London Stadium on Sunday.
Pedro has become Chelsea’s biggest concern after he left the field in the 1-0 win over PAOK with what looked like a shoulder injury. However, Sarri moved to ease worries of it being a serious injury in the post-match press conference.
“I don’t know exactly the situation,” he said in Greece. “I spoke for a few seconds, but it probably is not a serious injury.”
Mateo Kovacic didn’t travel for the game due to a dead leg that he sustained in the match against Cardiff, but he could return against West Ham on Sunday.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek returned as an unused substitute in the Europa League match against PAOK, after coming from the international break with a right tibia injury.
Cesc Fabregas made a comeback from what Sarri described as an ‘unusual injury’ from just below his knee, as he came off the bench in the Europa League. His return had been drastically stepped up last week and he completed 25 minutes on Thursday.
The Blues, won the FA Cup last term under the management of Antonio Conte, but failed to qualify the Blues for the Champions League.
West Provisional squad: Fabianski, Adrian, Fredericks, Zabaleta, Ogbonna, Diop, Balbuena, Rice, Cresswell, Masuaku, Obiang, Noble, Sanchez, Antonio, Yarmolenko, Snodgrass, Arnautovic, Perez, Anderson.
Chelsea Provisional squad: Kepa, Caballero, Rudiger, Alonso, Fabregas, Jorginho, Kante, Barkley, Hazard, Pedro, Loftus-Cheek, Moses, Giroud, Zappacosta, Willian, Cahill, Christensen, Azpilicueta, Morata, Luiz, Emerson Palmieri, Ampadu, Hudson-Odoi, Bulka.