Chelsea vs West Ham prediction: How will Premier League fixture play out tonight?

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The match will begin at 8pm on Monday 21 December at Stamford Bridge. 

How can I watch it online and on TV?

The match will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Premier League and Main Event.

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What is the team news?

Hakim Ziyech and Callum Hudson-Odoi are both in contention to return to Lampard’s squad after recovering from injury. Reece James is a doubt after undergoing knee scans during the week.

Jarred Bowen and Aaron Cresswell both picked up knocks last time out and face late fitness tests while Michail Antonio could return to the squad for the first time since November. 

Predicted line-ups

Chelsea: Mendy; Azpilicueta, Zouma, Silva, Chilwell; Kovacic, Kante, Mount; Pulisic, Giroud, Werner

West Ham: Fabianski; Coufal, Diop, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Rice, Soucek; Snodgrass, Benrahma, Fornals; Haller

What are the odds?

Chelsea – 1/2

Draw – 7/2

West Ham – 5/1

Prediction

The Hammers will have no fear of taking on Chelsea side deprived of their recent confidence, with Andriy Yarmolenko scoring a last-gasp winner in an exhilarating 3-2 victory last July. Timo Werner’s finishing has been wasteful and, if they are still without Hakim Ziyech, a stubbornly organised West Ham outfit could prove very tricky to break down. A tense affair could well end with the spoils shared. Chelsea 1-1 West Ham

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