Premier League Gameweek 34
Apr 24, 2022 KO: 13:00

Chelsea - West Ham

Stamford Bridge London
Referee: Michael Oliver
Pulisic 90'  

Match preview

Rudiger out - How Chelsea could line up against West Ham

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has confirmed that Antonio Rudiger will not play against West Ham due to a groin problem

Chelsea will be without Antonio Rudiger for this weekend's Premier League London derby against West Ham.

Rudiger has been one of Chelsea's most consistent performers this season, but Thomas Tuchel will be forced into altering things at the back for this one.

Some changes might have happened anyway as the Blues are coming off a surprise 4-2 home defeat against rivals Arsenal on Wednesday.

They will be looking to get back to winning ways at home as they have lost the last two at Stamford Bridge to Brentford and then the Gunners.

Mateo Kovacic, Ben Chilwell and Callum Hudson-Odoi are also injured for Chelsea.

Edouard Mendy will start in goal behind a likely back three of Cesar Azpilicueta, Thiago Silva and Malang Sarr.

With Kovacic missing, the central midfield duo of Jorginho and N'Golo Kante picks itself, while Reece James and Marcos Alonso will feature in the wing-back roles.

In attack, it is likely that Romelu Lukaku will be dropped after yet another ineffectual outing last time out.

Hakim Ziyech and Kai Havertz should be restored to the starting XI alongside Mason Mount in attack, with Lukaku and Timo Werner dropping to the bench.

Predicted Chelsea XI v West Ham

Match statistics

Chelsea
Statistics
West Ham
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
15
9
Draws
1
4
Losses
4
7
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
41
26
Goals Per Game
2.05
1.30
More > 2.5 Goals
11
8
More > 3 Goals
8
4
Scored First in a Match
14
11
Scored Both Halves
6
6
Won More > 1 Goal
7
4
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
20
22
Did Not Score
1
4
Both Teams Scored
10
10
Kept Clean Sheet
10
6
Won Without Conceding
9
6
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
-
-
Possession
-
-
Passes
-
-
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
16
12
Shots on Target
5.60
4.15
Goals out of Shots
0.14
0.12
Crosses
-
-
Offsides
2.83
2.19
Penalties
0.05
0.00
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.50
0.30
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
-
-
Interceptions
-
-
Own Goals
0.00
0.05
Aerials Won
-
-
Total Shots Conceded
9.50
14
Shots on Target Conceded
3.11
3.45
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.10
0.07
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
14
8.05
Yellow Cards
1.55
1.45
Red Cards
0.00
0.05

Injuries

  1. Ankle/Foot Injury image description
  2. Knee Injury image description
  3. Ankle/Foot Injury image description
  4. Groin Strain image description
  5. Ankle/Foot Injury image description
  6. ACL Knee Ligament Injury image description
  7. Calf/Shin Injury image description