Thomas Tuchel’s side are yet to fully convince this season despite an aggressive summer spend and are coming off the back of a hugely disappointing performance away at Southampton in midweek.
While there are new signings to bed in, Tuchel needs to yield much more out of his team. Any more slip-ups and the club risk falling even further behind Manchester City and Liverpool than they were last season.
West Ham, meanwhile, have plenty of new players of their own, although are another team to have struggled in the opening stages.
Still, after coming back against Tottenham on Wednesday, perhaps David Moyes can harness that energy and make a statement at Stamford Bridge this afternoon.
Date, kick-off time and venue
Chelsea vs West Ham is scheduled for a 3pm BST kick-off time on Saturday, September 3, 2022.
Stamford Bridge in west London will host the derby affair.
Where to watch Chelsea vs West Ham
TV channel and live stream: Today’s game will not be broadcast live in the UK due to the TV blackout imposed across English football during 3pm kick-offs.
Highlights, however, will be available when Match of the Day airs on BBC One at 10.30pm on Saturday night.
LIVE coverage: Get minute-by-minute updates through Standard Sport’s dedicated live match blog, featuring expert analysis from Nizaar Kinsella and Malik Ouzia at the Bridge.
Chelsea vs West Ham team news
Chelsea XI: Mendy, Fofana, Thiago Silva, Koulibaly, James, Loftus-Cheek, Gallagher, Kovacic, Cucurella, Sterling, Pulisic
Subs: Kepa, Azpilicueta, Chilwell, Chalobah, Jorginho, Mount, Ziyech, Broja, Havertz
West Ham XI: Fabianski, Coufal, Kehrer, Zouma, Emerson Palmieri, Rice, Soucek, Bowen, Lucas Paqueta, Fornals, Antonio.
Subs: Lanzini, Downes, Areola, Cornet, Ogbonna, Benrahma, Coventry, Randolph.
Wesley Fofana trains with Chelsea
Chelsea vs West Ham prediction
West Ham did hit their straps at times against Spurs and, frankly, Chelsea look lethargic.
West Ham to win, 2-1.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
Chelsea wins: 53
West Ham wins: 43