Team News: Balbuena and Fredericks return for Chelsea

Ryan Fredericks

Fabián Balbuena and Ryan Fredericks return to the West Ham United starting XI for Saturday's Premier League derby against Chelsea.

The defensive duo fit into a back five in place of the suspended Craig Dawson and Ben Johnson, who is named among the substitutes.

David Moyes makes those two changes from the side which was edged out at Newcastle United last week, with Jesse Lingard fine to start after suffering cramp at St James' Park.

He spearheads an Irons attack alongside Jarrod Bowen and Pablo Fornals, while Mark Noble and Tomáš Souček anchor the midfield

Alongside Balbuena and Fredericks across the back are Vladimír Coufal, Issa Diop and Angelo Ogbonna, who returned from injury a week ago. Łukasz Fabiański starts in goal.

West Ham United: Fabiański, Diop, Balbuena, Ogbonna, Coufal, Noble (c), Souček, Fredericks, Fornals, Lingard, Bowen
Subs: Randolph (GK), Trott (GK), Johnson, Alves, Coventry, Lanzini, Benrahma, Yarmolenko, Odubeko

Chelsea: Mendy, Rüdiger, Silva, Christensen, Azpilicueta (c), Kanté, Jorginho, Chilwell, Mount, Pulisic, Werner
Subs: Arrizabalaga (GK), Alonso, Zouma, James, Gilmour, Hudson-Odoi, Havertz, Ziyech, Abraham

Referee: Chris Kavanagh


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