Chelsea can give their hopes of clinching a top-four Premier League finish a boost on Monday if they can overcome West Ham at Stamford Bridge.
The hosts come into the game on a high after beating Brighton 3-0 in their last league outing and they will be eager to carry that momentum into the game, particularly with the Europa League quarter-finals on the horizon.
West Ham, meanwhile,
|Game||Chelsea vs West Ham|
|Date||Monday, April 8|
|Time||8pm BST / 3pm EST|
|Stream ( |
TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch
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|US TV channel||Online stream|
|NBCSN / NBC Universo||fubo TV (7-day free trial)|
In the United Kingdom (UK), the game will be shown live on TV on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event as well as being available to stream live online using Sky Go.
|UK TV channel||Online |
Squads & Team News
|Goalkeepers||Kepa, Caballero, Bulka, Green|
|Defenders||Rudiger, Zappacosta, Cahill, Christensen, Luiz, Azpilicueta, Emerson|
|Midfielders||Kante, Barkley, Jorginho, Drinkwater, Loftus-Cheek, Kovacic, Pedro, Hazard, Hudson-Odoi, Willian, McEachran|
Chelsea starting XI: Kepa; Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Luiz, Emerson; Kante, Jorginho, Loftus-Cheek; Hudson-Odoi, Higuain, Hazard
|Position||West Ham squad|
|Defenders||Cresswell, Balbuena, Zabaleta, Ogbonna, Diop, Fredericks, Masuaku|
|Midfielders||Anderson, Lanzini, Snodgrass, Obiang, Sanchez, Noble, Rice, Nasri, Antonio, Diangana, Johnson, Coventry, Holland|
|Forwards||Arnautovic, Chicharito, Perez, Silva|
West Ham starting XI: Fabianski; Fredericks, Ogbonna, Balbuena, Cresswell; Lanzini, Rice, Noble, F. Anderson; Arnautovic, Chicharito
Betting & Match Odds
Chelsea are strong favourites to win at Stamford Bridge, with bet365 giving odds of 1/3 on a Blues victory. West Ham
An upturn in fortunes during the latter part of March and beginning of April has seen Chelsea thrust themselves firmly into the mix in the hunt for Champions League qualification via the Premier League. Amazingly, a win against London rivals West Ham will catapult them into third place in the division, something which seemed highly unlikely at the beginning of the year.
However, with a Europa League quarter-final match against Slavia Prague to come on Thursday - just three days after the meeting with the Hammers - Sarri will have to manage his squad effectively in order to get the best result out of both games. Decisions over the involvement of players such as Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ruben Loftus Cheek, who have impressed in recent games, will figure strongly in the mind of the Italian.
"Of course it will be difficult, but I have to consider in this moment of the season we need to change," Sarri told reporters ahead of the game. "We have played 51 matches, and in the last part of the season I want 20 players completely involved in our targets."
The previous meeting between the sides earlier in the season at the London Stadium ended in
Plenty has happened in the intervening period, but the Blues have stabilised at what feels like the right time heading into the final six games.
"The last part of the season will be very difficult for every team," added Sarri. "We only have to fight and think about our matches. We have to fight until the last minute of the last match, but without looking at the other results. We go on the pitch with the same target, at home and away, to win."