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How should Chelsea line up against West Ham United for Monday’s prime time showdown?

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West Ham United v Chelsea - EFL Cup Fourth Round Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Chelsea are set to meet West Ham for the third time this season after a 2-1 win for the Blues at the Bridge on opening day and a matching 2-1 win for the Hammers at the Olympic Stadium that ended Chelsea’s League Cup run.

This match isn’t until Monday night, by which time the gap at the top of the table will have been reduced to just 7 points (if Spurs beat Everton) or 8 points (if they don’t and Manchester City beat Sunderland). Either way, this is no time to faff about just yet.

Fortunately, the squad continue to operate in a pretty high gear, and also continue our excellent fitness and injury record. There are zero injuries of note at the moment, and no one’s suspended either.

After winning just three of their first fifteen games, West Ham have lost just three of the last eleven. We will need our strongest lineup.

Choose wisely.

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