Team news: Hammers make four changes at Chelsea

Michail Antonio

Manuel Pellegrini makes four changes to his West Ham United side to take on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

Michail Antonio comes into the starting XI after his impressive cameo from the bench against Tottenham a week ago, and will lead the line in the Hammers’ second successive London derby.

The boss makes a change in goal too, handing David Martin a Premier League debut, while Fabian Balbuena and Pablo Fornals also come into the starting line-up.

Issa Diop misses out with a suspension after picking up five bookings for the season, while Roberto, Andriy Yarmolenko and Sebastien Haller all drop down to the bench.

Balbuena partners Angelo Ogbonna in the heart of the visitors’ defence, with Ryan Fredericks and Aaron Cresswell at full-back.

Mark Noble and Declan Rice feature in central midfield, with Robert Snodgrass, Fornals and Felipe Anderson supporting Antonio in attack.

West Ham United: Martin, Fredericks, Balbuena, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Rice, Noble (c), Snodgrass, Fornals, Felipe Anderson, Antonio
Subs: Roberto, Zabaleta, Masuaku, Sanchez, Yarmolenko, Haller, Ajeti

Chelsea: Kepa, James, Tomori, Zouma, Emerson, Jorginho (c), Kovacic, Pedro, Pulisic, Mount, Giroud
Subs: Caballero, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Kante, Hudson-Odoi, Willian, Batshauyi

Referee: Jonathan Moss