West Ham vs Chelsea! Pedro OUT; Emerson , Kovacic IN: Chelsea predicted starting line-up

Chelsea bossed the game against PAOK on Tuesday despite not having their talisman Eden Hazard in the encounter.

Albeit, Maurizio Sarri was not happy with the score-line but a bit comfortable with the three points.

The 59-year-old manager will draw the table wild to rotate his players ahead of the encounter against Liverpool in the domestic cup and Premier League afterwards.

Facing West Ham whom they lost to under Antonio Conte last season will by no means require lots of focus.

We expect world’s most expensive goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga to man the post, while Emerson would start ahead of Marcus Alonso as he joins the defensive wall with David Luiz, captain Azpilicueta and Antonio Rudiger.

Kovacic was on the bench against PAOK, so we expect him to start ahead of Ross Barkley to form three bodies with Jorginho who we think will be replaced afterwards by text-message-passer Cesc Fabregas, alongside N’Golo Kante.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek would start from the bench with Hudson-Odoi in wait for his first Premier League start under new boss.

Spanish winger, Pedro will be absent from this game even though he claimed that he was “ok” on Instagram, we expect Willian to start ahead of him.

Alvaro Morata was yet again unyielding and could be benched to be replaced by Olivier Giroud who has been impressive since starting with Sarri’s men.

Chelsea’s goal poacher, Eden Hazard will join the triumvirate as they complete the three bodies upfront in Sarri’s 4:3:3 formation.

Predicted Line-up 4;3;3 formations:

Kepa; Emerson, Luiz, Rudiger, Azpilicueta; Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic; Hazard, Giroud, Willian.

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