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When and where?

West Ham United v Chelsea
Premier League
Monday 6 March 2017, 8pm GMT
London Stadium

What’s the story?

West Ham United go for their second home win of the season against Chelsea – and third in succession – when the Premier League leading Blues visit London Stadium on Monday night.

Antonio Conte’s men have romped into a ten-point lead at the head of the table with a stunning run of form which has seen them lose just one of their last 20 league fixtures.

One of their few setbacks in Conte’s debut season at the helm came in E20 in October, when goals from Cheikhou Kouyate and Edimilson Fernandes propelled the Hammers to a 2-1 victory in the EFL Cup fourth round.

That did not throw the Blues out of their Premier League stride, however, as it came in their middle of their 13-game winning streak which allowed them to establish their formidable lead at the head of the table.

Chelsea won their last league match 3-1, putting Swansea City to the sword with Cesc Fabregas, Pedro and Diego Costa all on target.

West Ham were ninth going into this weekend’s fixtures, with two draws from their last two games – 2-2 at home to West Bromwich Albion in mid-February and 1-1 at Watford last week, when Andre Ayew’s 73rd minute goal cancelled out Troy Deeney’s early penalty.

Slaven Bilic’s side have lost just one of their last six Premier League assignments, taking eleven points from that sequence.

Team news

West Ham United will hope to have Andy Carroll back for Monday’s game, after the No9 returned to training this week. He has been in scintillating form recently, scoring four goals in his last four appearances – but missed those games against West Brom and Watford.

Carroll could slot straight in for Michail Antonio, who will sit out due to a one-match ban incurred for his sending off at Vicarage Road.

Angelo Ogbonna, Diafra Sakho and Gokhan Tore are all out injured.

For Chelsea, Antonio Conte has a fully-fit squad at his disposal, and former Hammers loanee Victor Moses is set to feature at right wing-back.

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A cool, cloudy night is expected in east London, with temperature at kick-off 8C (46F).

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