Jose Mourinho and Chelsea will return to Premier League action following their League Cup success over the weekend. Chelsea outplayed Spurs in a 2-0 win to lift their first silverware with a realistic chance of completing the treble this season.
Jose Mourinho will be aware that his side will not be involved in FA cup weekend so he will go with his strongest side available to him and would not hand Manchester City any chance of cutting their lead at the top.
West Ham United starting XI:
Adrian, Jenkinson, Tomkins, Reid, Cresswell, Noble, Kouyate, Nolan (c), Downing, Valencia, Sakho
Subs: Jaaskelainen, Demel, O’Brien, Collins, Song, Jarvis, Nene
Chelsea starting 11 –
Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry (c), Azpilicueta; Zouma, Ramires, Fabregas, Oscar, Hazard, Diego Costa
Cech, Filipe Luis, Loftus-Cheek, Cuadrado, Willian, Remy, Drogba.