Team news: Noble returns for Hammers at Chelsea

Mark Noble

Mark Noble returns to the West Ham United starting XI for Monday night's London derby at Chelsea.

The Hammers skipper is back in David Moyes' first eleven for the first time since the opening day game against Newcastle United, starting in midfield alongside Declan Rice and Tomas Soucek.

He comes in for Said Benrahma, with Pablo Fornals, Sebastien Haller and Jarrod Bowen leading the attack.

That's one of two changes for the Hammers from the midweek 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace as the Hammers go for a third straight win over the Blues.

Fabian Balbuena also returns from injury, replacing Issa Diop at centre-back.

West Ham United: Fabianski, Coufal, Balbuena, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Rice, Noble (c), Soucek, Bowen, Fornals, Haller
Subs: Randolph, Martin, Fredericks, Johnson, Diop, Dawson, Snodgrass, Yarmolenko, Benrahma

Chelsea: Mendy, Azpilicueta (c), Zouma, Thiago Silva, Chilwell, Kante, Jorginho, Mount, Pulisic, Abraham, Werner
Subs: Kepa, Rudiger, Christensen, Emerson, Kovacic, Gilmour, Hudson-Odoi, Havertz, Giroud