West Ham XI vs Chelsea FC: Predicted lineup, confirmed team news and injury latest for Premier League game

West Ham XI vs Chelsea FC: Predicted lineup, confirmed team news and injury latest for Premier League game
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Aaron Cresswell remains a doubt for West Ham‘s London derby against Chelsea as he battles to return from a back injury.

The Hammers left-back was forced off at Manchester City last weekend after colliding with the goalpost when blocking a shot and missed Wednesday’s night draw against Brighton.

Ben Johnson deputised on the left of a back four but the east Londoners missed the balance and threat Cresswell offers down that side.

The 31-year-old has been doing light training this week but David Moyes must make a late call over his fitness.

Aaron Cresswell is back in training, he’s done a bit of light training, so we’ll have a look at that,” Moyes said.

“After that, most of it is pretty much okay. Obviously we had the bad news on Angelo Ogbonna, who did his cruciate a few weeks ago, but in the main we’re pretty close to getting everybody fit.”

West Ham predicted XI: Fabianski; Coufal, Zouma, Dawson, Johnson; Rice, Soucek; Bowen, Benrahma, Fornals; Antonio.

Date: Saturday, December 4, 2021. 12.30pm GMT, BT Sport

Venue: London Stadium

Referee: Andre Marriner

West Ham squad from: Fabianski, Martin, Randolph, Areola, Diop, Dawson, Zouma, Baptise, Coufal, Johnson, Ferdericks, Masuaku, Rice, Soucek, Noble, Kral, Vlasic, Yarmolenko, Fornals, Lanzini, Benrahma, Bowen, Antonio.

Injured: Ogbonna (ACL)

Doubtful: Cresswell (back)

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