West Ham United v Chelsea FC Team Sheets

West Ham: Fabianski, Balbuena, Zabaleta, Diop, Masuaku, Rice, Obiang, Noble, Yarmolenko, Anderson, Antonio. Subs: Adrian, Cresswell, Snodgrass, Sanchez, Ogbonna, Fredericks, Perez.
Chelsea: Arrizabalaga, Rudiger, Alonso, Luiz, Azpilicueta, Jorginho, Kante, Kovacic, Willian, Hazard, Giroud. Subs: Caballero, Fabregas, Barkley, Moses, Zappacosta, Cahill, Morata.

Will Early Kick Off Against Chelsea Help Or Hinder Hammers?

Much has been made of Chelsea's disrupted travel plans following their victory in Greece in the europa League cup, they were scheduled to fly out on Thursday night but were unable to leave due to bad weather until Friday lunchtime, however main men Eden Hazard and David Luiz had stayed back in England in order to be 'rested' ahead of the forthcoming live on Sky match against West Ham at The London Stadium on Sunday.

Noble Makes A Case For His Inclusion

In his column for the Evening Standard* West Ham captain Mark Noble was overjoyed with last weekend's result against Everton but was also wary of reading too much in to one victory, however he did manage a bit of politicising by less than subtley mentioning how well the midfield, which of course included him, had performed during the match.

Arnie Knee Issue Resolved

Hammer's Talisman Marko Arnoutovic will be available for the home game against Chelsea this coming Sunday although he may be on the bench initially, there had been fears that the pain Arnoutovic felt behind his knee could be serious but scans have revealed a mild inflamation as opposed to a core issue, this is good news indeed because whenever Arnie is not playing the team look bereft of any cutting edge, it is notable how poor performances have been without his services.

No Surprise As Jack Had Been Who He Never Was!

It was perhaps inevitable sooner rather than later, and in this case much sooner, that having signed a lucrative THREE year deal to join West Ham Jack Wilshere would pick up an ankle injury that has had to be operated on. The injury will keep the 26 year old midfielder out of action for between 6 - 12 weeks, although it was a relatively minor ankle surgery, Wilshere's recovery up to match fitness could take considerably longer..

Pellegrini-Perez-Paranoia-Just Another Week At West Ham

Buoyant from a much needed away win against 'serial offenders' Everton, under fire Hammers manager Manuel Pellegrini was forced to divert from his attacking concept post match eulogy in order to 'deal' with the 'Sky rumoured' spat that he was supposed to have had with Lucas Perez.

Toffees Unstuck As Pellegrini Celebrates Birthday 3-1 Win

Crisis, what crisis? Manuel Pellegrini looked like the cat that got the cream as he oversaw his team's 3-1 victory at Goodison Park away to Everton, although we used a feline reference, Manuel Pellegrini is much more reptilian, his eyes are very similar to those of Slaven Billic's, and wierdly their reptilian personna extends to their other facial features, at any time during an interview one expects an unsuspecting fly to be quickly consumed by a lighting 'tongue action', a certain Mr Harry would have a field day with that one!

Everton FC v West Ham United Team Sheets

Pickford, Kenny, Holgate, Zouma, Digne, Gueye, Schneiderlin, Walcott, Sigurdsson, Calvert-Lewin, Tosun. Subs: Stekelenburg, Baines, Davies, Bernard, Dowell, Lookman, Niasse.
West Ham Utd: Fabianski, Zabaleta, Balbuena, Diop, Masuaku, Obiang, Noble, Rice, Yarmolenko, Arnautovic, Anderson. Subs: Adrian, Cresswell, Ogbonna, Sanchez, Antonio, Snodgrass, Perez.

Chicharito And Wheelchair On Sticky Wicket For Toffees Game

Jack Wilshere and Javier Hernandez, on a combined salary in excess of over £1 Million per month, are unlikely to feature for West Ham in the crucial match away to Everton on Sunday, 'Wheel chair' as he has been nicknamed, will definitely not feature having picked up an ankle injury according to 'under fire' Manuel Pellegrini, while Javier Hernandez has been suffering with flu leaving him as an extreme doubt.

Possible Everton Points Deduction And Pelegrini's Mole Hunt

West Ham United's opponents for this Sunday's 'live on Sky' Barclays Premier League match Everton, might be facing a potential points deduction as a result of an FA enquiry. The investigation into an alleged ‘tapping-up’ of Silva while he was employed by Watford could require Everton’s hierarchy, including Farhad Moshiri, the club’s owner, and their Portuguese manager to hand over phone records and diaries to a QC to uncover any contact between the two parties and when it took place.


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