Meanwhile, West Ham
Ruben Loftus-Cheek, the goalscoring hero against both Brighton and Cardiff recently, continues to manage his chronic back problems which led him to
Davide Zappacosta had recovered from a muscle injury to come off the bench at Stamford Bridge on
Neither Chelsea nor West Ham have any suspensions to contend with ahead of Monday's match
Chelsea Potential Starting Line-Up
Sarri had rested Eden Hazard and N'Golo Kante for Cardiff before bringing them back against Brighton as he manages the squad with Premier League and Europa League to contend with.
Loftus-Cheek is in top form but he needs to convince Sarri that he is fit enough to start every week as he battles the likes of Mateo Kovacic and Ross Barkley for starts.
Emerson Palmieri came in for an injured Marcos Alonso, with the pair contesting the left-back spot that once undisputedly belonged to the Spain international.
Olivier Giroud's run of six goals in five starts for club and country may be giving Sarri thoughts over whether to abandon Gonzalo Higuain and select his French marksman.
West Ham Team News
Manuel Pellegrini has many high-profile and long-term injuries to contend with as Andriy Yarmolenko suffered an Achilles injury earlier in the season and won't kick a ball again in 2018-19.
Jack Wilshere's ankle injury might see him out for the season too, while Andy Carroll may have kicked his last ball for the club after picking up the same injury, and his contract expires.
Winston Reid is closer to full fitness from a knee injury, but he is still battling to play again this season, while Carlos Sanchez is out for the season after injuring the same part of his body.
Marco Arnautovic came off with a knee injury in the second half of West Ham's defeat to Everton, but the problem is thought to be minor. Him, Felipe Anderson and Ryan Fredericks are all racing to be fit in time to face Chelsea.
TV channel & kick-off time
The match at the Stamford Bridge kicks off at 20:00 BST (17:00 ET) on Monday and it will be shown live on SkySports in the UK. In the US, the game is available on NBC Sports
Best Opta Match Facts
Chelsea are unbeaten in their last 12 home league meetings with West Ham (W8 D4) since a 2-3 loss in September 2002.
havelost three home Premier League London derbies over the past four seasons (W9 D4 L3) – as many as they had in the previous 11 campaigns in the competition (W34 D13 L3).
After a run of eight London derby matches without a win (D5 L3), West Ham
havewon four of their last five in the Premier League (D1).
West Ham striker Javier Hernandez has scored in each of his last four Premier League away games against Chelsea. Only four players have scored in five consecutive away Premier League games against an opponent – Dion Dublin vs Tottenham, Alan Shearer vs Leeds, Ruud van Nistelrooy vs Newcastle and Robert Pires vs Tottenham.
o Chelsea’s Eden Hazard has been directly involved in nine goals in his last nine Premier League games at Stamford Bridge (4 goals, 5 assists).