West Ham v Chelsea

Joe Hart of West Ham United reacts during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Liverpool at London Stadium

Joe Hart of West Ham United reacts during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Liverpool at London Stadium

"Chelsea have conceded just four goals in their last seven in all competitions". West Ham are second from bottom in the league, three points adrift of safety after losing nine of their 15 games so far.

"If they get sucked into an old fashioned derby scrap it could be a different story".

CHELSEA will be looking to close the gap at the top of the table with a win at the London Stadium.

West Ham's fortunes at present are not being helped by several other fitness concerns, with midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate substituted shortly before the interval at City after appearing to suffer his own hamstring problem. They have scored only six goals during that run. Chelsea are a fantastic team, I've watched a lot of them, they've got great players.

Mark Noble has given his support to Hammers boss David Moyes in quotes to Sky Sports.

Moyes' final match as manager of previous Sunderland was a 5-1 defeat at Antonio Conte's Chelsea in May. However, picking up one point in four games has done little to revive the fortunes of the London side.

The reigning Premier League champions have been the dominant side in the derby, having beaten West Ham on 49 occasions in the 108 times the two have met, while the East London outfit have 39 wins against their name.

Attack: If Conte plays with a five-man midfield then it means he'll only play one off the striker so the likes of Willian and Pedro may have to make-do with places on the bench.

Goalkeeper Joe Hart was ineligible to face his parent club as per the terms of his season-long loan deal, allowing deputy Adrian the chance to make his first league appearance of the campaign.