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Predicted West Ham starting line-up vs Chelsea

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West Ham United take on Chelsea in the Premier League later today, and it could be a huge game in the context of the top four race.

Both teams will be desperate to pick up the three points, and it will be interesting to see who comes out on top.

The Hammers were beaten by Newcastle United in their last game and need to bounce back strongly at home against their London rivals.

The last time these two sides played each other, Chelsea picked up a 3-0 win at Stamford Bridge. The Hammers will be keen to avenge that defeat here.

Despite the defeat against Newcastle, the Londoners have been in impressive form over the last few weeks and will fancy their chances against the Blues.

However, they will have to improve defensively if they want to beat Chelsea after conceding at least two goals in their last four Premier League matches.

By contrast, Chelsea have been exceptional at the back under Thomas Tuchel. Jesse Lingard and Jarrod Bowen will need to be on form to find a way past their resistance.

The Hammers are without Darren Randolph, Declan Rice, Michail Antonio and Andriy Yarmolenko due to injuries.

Craig Dawson is suspended after his red card in the last match.

Predicted West Ham starting line-up: Fabianski, Diop, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Coufal, Soucek, Noble, Johnson, Fornals, Lingard, Bowen.

Moyes is likely to make one change to the side that was defeated by Newcastle last week. 31-year-old Cresswell is expected to come into the side in place of the suspended Craig Dawson.

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