Graham Potter will be looking to get back to winning ways after two consecutive draws when he takes his side across the capital to face West Ham United.

The Blues were able to welcome back Reece James from injury against Fulham, as well as Ben Chilwell and Raheem Sterling.

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While a result in the Premier League is of course important, there will be one eye on Wednesday’s Champions League clash with Borussia Dortmund too.

With that being said, here is the Chelsea Chronicle’s predicted starting XI.

GK and Defence

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Three consecutive clean sheets and an injury to Edouard Mendy makes Kepa Arrizabalaga a 100% certainty to start tomorrow.

Despite Reece James’ injury return last week, he will not be risked from the start at the London stadium, with Cesar Azpilicueta coming in.

Thiago Silva, fresh off the news that he is close to a new contract, will continue in centre-back.

Alongside him, Benoit Badiashile will look to continue his run of not yet conceding as a Chelsea player.

Ben Chilwell’s recovery will take a step up as he is trusted with the start, with the knowledge that there will be able replacements ready if he’s not up to it.


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Enzo Fernandez impressed in his debut last weekend, and he will look to get back up to speed with another start tomorrow.

He will be partnered by Conor Gallagher, as a number of other options continue to get closer to returning from injury.


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Ahead of the midfield pair, Joao Felix will return from suspension. The loan signing will look to pick up where he left off in terms of on the pitch action.

On the right, Raheem Sterling will make his first start since returning from injury. He came off the bench against Fulham last week.

Mykhailo Mudryk will be hoping to have shaken off his recent illness and be back to his best tomorrow afternoon.

Up front, Kai Havertz will be dropped in favour of David Datro Fofana, who certainly brought a new dynamic when he came on last week.

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