The Premier League are set to brace itself for another London derby this weekend when West Ham United welcome log leaders Chelsea to the London Stadium.
David Moyes’ men could only walk away with a point at the London Stadium after 10-man Brighton & Hove Albion fought back to secure a 1-1 draw through Neal Maupay’s stunning equaliser.
Thomas Tuchel’s charges weathered the storm to navigate their way past a difficult Watford side following their 2-1 victory at Vicarage Road on Wednesday evening through goals from Mason Mount and Hakim Ziyech.
The Hammers have been impressive under David Moyes this season and find themselves in fourth place in the league standings, despite only managing to collect one point in their last three games.
Meanwhile, the Blues have been in exceptional form this campaign and currently find themselves at the top of the Premier Lague standings with 33 points, a point above second-place Manchester City and two-point ahead of Liverpool in third place.
When the two teams last squared off in the Premier League, Timo Werner’s goal saw Chelsea claim a 1-0 win and the bragging rights in the London derby with the Hammers finishing the game with 10-men after Fabián Balbuena received his marching orders on 24 April 2021.
Possible Starting Lineup:
West Ham United: Łukasz Fabiański, Ben Johnson, Kurt Zouma, Craig Dawson, Vladimír Coufal, Tomáš Souček, Declan Rice, Pablo Fornals, Jarrod Bowen, Saïd Benrahma, Michail Antonio.
Chelsea: Edouard Mendy, Thiago Silva, Antonio Rudiger, César Azpilicueta, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Saúl Ñíguez, Marcos Alonso, Mason Mount, Christian Pulisic, Romelu Lukaku.