Chelsea vs West Ham: Confirmed team news, injury latest and predicted lineups
Posted by  badge Boss on May 06
Nkunku has been stepping up his return in training (Picture: Getty)

hope to have and available for today’s Premier League clash against West Ham United.

Despite picking up a few more injuries last weekend, on Thursday night.

They emerged from a very impressive victory unscathed with no new knocks to report but plenty still lingering in the squad.

Thiago Silva missed out after limping off against at the weekend. While there are fears he may have played his last game for the club after , he remains under assessment by Chelsea’s medical staff.

There was good news this week however with Mauricio Pochettino confirming Colwill and Nkunku are in the frame to feature having stepped up their returns in training, along with captain Reece James.

Nkunku has managed just two starting appearances in an injury-hit first season at Stamford Bridge with Colwill ruled out with a toe injury since March.

Malo Gusto meanwhile has not featured since the 6-0 win over Everton with what his manager described as a ‘minor’ knee ligament problem but it remains unclear when he will return.

Colwill also hoping to make the squad (Picture: Getty)

Enzo Fernandez will have no further role to play this season after undergoing surgery with Raheem Sterling and Carney Chukwuemeka also joining the injury list last week.

Moises Caicedo and Conor Gallagher are set to continue their blossoming partnership in midfield in his absence.

West Ham meanwhile will hope to have defenders Konstantinos Mavropanos and Nayef Aguerd available again after the pair missed the 2-2 draw against Liverpool.

Predicted Chelsea XI to take on West Ham: Petrovic, Gilchrist, Chalobah, Badiashile, Cucurella, Caicedo, Gallagher, Madueke, Palmer, Mudryk, Jackson

Predicted West Ham XI to take on Chelsea: Areola, Coufal, Zouma, Ogbonna, Emerson, Soucek, Alvarez, Bowen, Paqueta, Kudus, Antonio

Chelsea vs West Ham kick-off time

Another London derby will get underway at 2pm at Stamford Bridge on Sunday 5 May.