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West Ham vs Chelsea: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview

Sep 23, 2018 7:30:00 AMEngland
The Blues will look to extend their domestic winning streak from five games to six when they travel to face the Irons

Maurizio Sarri will be aiming to clinch his sixth successive Premier League win with Chelsea when his side travel to West Ham to contest a London derby on Sunday afternoon.

Only Liverpool have matched Chelsea's five-game winning streak so far this season, with the last time two clubs doing so in the English top-flight happening over 110 years ago.

The Blues will be motivated following their 1-0 win over PAOK in the Europa League earlier in the week, though Manuel Pellegrini's side will be similarly buoyed after registering an emphatic 3-1 win over Everton last weekend.

Game Chelsea vs West Ham
Date Sunday, September 23
Time 1:30pm BST / 8:30am EST

TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch

In the United States (US), the game will be shown on NBC Sports and streamed online via the NBC Sports Live app.

US TV channelOnline stream
NBC SportsNBC Sports Live

In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on Sky Sports and streamed via Sky Go.

UK TV channelOnline stream
Sky SportsSky Go

Squads & Team News

PositionWest Ham players
Goalkeepers Fabianski, Adrian
Defenders Fredericks, Zabaleta, Ogbonna, Diop, Balbuena, Cresswell, Rice, Masuaku
Midfielders Obiang, Noble, Sanchez, Antonio, Anderson
Forwards Yarmolenko, Snodgrass, Arnautovic, Perez

Marko Arnautovic was substituted in the second half of West Ham's 3-1 win over Everton last weekend with a knee problem after scoring, and is a doubt.

Javier Hernandez will miss the fixture due to illness, while Jack Wilshere remains sidelined for a lengthy period of time after undergoing ankle surgery. 

Andy Carroll, Manuel Lanzini and Winston Reid are long-term injury absentees.

West Ham XI: Fabianski; Zabaleta, Balbuena, Diop, Masuaku; Rice, Obiang, Noble; Yarmolenko, Anderson; Antonio.

Subs: Adrian, Cresswell, Fredericks, Ogbonna, Sanchez, Snodgrass, Lucas.

PositionChelsea players
Goalkeepers Kepa, Caballero, Bulka
Defenders Rudiger, Alonso, Moses, Luiz, Zappacosta, Cahill, Christensen, Azpilicueta, Ampadu, Emerson
Midfielders Fabregas, Jorginho, Barkley, Loftus-Cheek, Kovacic, Kante
Forwards Willian, Hazard, Morata, Giroud, Pedro, Hudson-Odoi

Pedro picked up a shoulder injury in Thursday night's Europa League clash with PAOK and is not being risked, though both the player and his manager have played down the severity of the knock.

Chelsea XI: Kepa; Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Luiz, Alonso; Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic; Willian, Giroud, Hazard.

Subs: Caballero, Cahill, Zappacosta, Moses, Fabregas, Barkley, Morata.

Betting & Match Odds

Chelsea are priced at odds of 8/13 to take all three points, according to bet 365, while a draw is available at 10/3. A win for the Hammers is considered to be a 19/4 shot.

Click here to see all of bet 365's offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more.

Match Preview

Marko Arnautovic West Ham Premier League 2018-19

Pellegrini has had a turbulent start to the season as West Ham manager with four straight defeats leaving them towards the bottom of the table, but a 3-1 win over Everton has lifted spirits and given fans hope ahead of a huge clash with their London rivals.

The Hammers took four points off of the Blues in 2017-18, winning 1-0 at London Stadium and holding Chelsea to a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge, and they will be hoping for similar results this term.

Sarri, meanwhile, will be eager to maintain his perfect start to the season with a potential six wins in a row – seven including the Europa League – after resting key man Hazard on Thursday.

Alvaro Morata may sit the fixture out after failing to score against PAOK despite having seven shots, with none of those efforts on target.

The Blues have a crucial few weeks ahead, having to play Liverpool twice in both the league and Carabao Cup, and will likely re-jig their squad.

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