Football fans eagerly anticipate the upcoming Premier League clash between West Ham and Chelsea, set to occur on Sunday, 20th August 2023, at the London Stadium.
Mauricio Pochettino, the Chelsea manager, will have a good idea of his starting lineup after a strong performance in the season’s opening match. Players like Enzo Fernandez, Axel Disasi, and Ben Chilwell impressed in the previous game and are likely to start against West Ham.
There is also anticipation surrounding the potential inclusion of Moises Caicedo, who could debut for Chelsea in this match. West Ham is expected to field a similar side to their previous match against Bournemouth, with the possibility of new signings making their debuts.
The team will be looking to build on their strong start to the season and secure a positive result against their London rivals.
Chelsea’s injury list remains unchanged, with several players recovering from various injuries. Here are the current injuries and expected return dates:
Wesley Fofana: Cruciate ligament injury – Expected return in late March 2024
Trevoh Chalobah: Injury – Expected return in late August 2023
Marcus Bettinelli: Injury – Expected return in mid-September 2023
Christopher Nkunku: Knee injury – Expected return in early November 2023
Benoit Badiashile: Groin injury – Expected return in mid-September 2023
Armando Broja: Knee injury – Expected return in mid-September 2023
West Ham vs Chelsea Prediction
After a strong performance in their opening match, Chelsea is expected to build on their momentum and secure their first win of the season against West Ham. However, it won’t be easy, as the West Ham fans will be fully behind their team for their first home game of the season. Despite the challenge, Chelsea possesses the firepower and quality to overcome David Moyes’ side and secure a victory.
The match officials for the West Ham vs. Chelsea game have been confirmed, with John Brooks set to referee. Simon Beck and Mark Scholes will assist Brooks, while David Coote will serve as the fourth official. As the sun sets over London, all eyes will be on the pitch as these two teams vie for supremacy.
The Venue and Kick-off Time
The match will be played at the iconic London Stadium, providing a vibrant atmosphere for the players and fans. Kickoff is scheduled for 4:30 pm WAT, ensuring a perfect time for families, friends, and fans to gather and witness an enthralling contest between West Ham and Chelsea.
How to Watch
The match will be broadcast live on TV and online, with various streaming options for fans. Fans can check their local listings or visit the official Premier League website for more information on how to watch the match.
With the stage set for an exciting clash between West Ham and Chelsea, football enthusiasts can look forward to an afternoon of intense rivalry and thrilling action at the London Stadium.
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