Chelsea will have to assess their end-season goals after being knocked out of the Champions League and FA Cup last week. Next up, they take on an in-form West Ham side, and ahead of the kick-off, we take a look at the predicted Chelsea lineup vs West Ham.
Eden Hazard is the obvious miss for Guus Hiddink, who is ruled out with a hip injury. Seeing how the season is all but over, Hiddink might opt to play with youngsters and set up Chelsea’s next season.
John Terry will be in contention to start after missing last 4 games for his side.
Predicted Chelsea lineup vs West Ham
Guus Hiddink would look to offer Abdul Baba Rahman some playing time and get his confidence back. Branislav Ivanovic could be in line for a rest after playing excessive football in recent weeks.
Midfield does not give Hiddink enough room to maneuver, as he knows the threat of West Ham’s skilled players. Cesc Fabregas and John Obi-Mikel would be the players responsible to hold the likes of Dimitri Payet and Mark Noble.
Going forward, the trio of Willian-Oscar-Pedro will be key if Hiddink decides to play with young striker Bertrand Traore. The 20-year old has looked in good nick under Hiddink, and should be given a run to score more goals and cement his place for his new manager next season.
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