Predicted Chelsea lineup (4-3-3) to face West Ham United, Hudson-Odoi and Barkley start
Chelsea will be aiming to secure a third league victory on the bounce when they entertain West Ham United at Stamford Bridge on Monday night.
The Blues are currently only goal difference behind Arsenal for the fourth spot and they have the opportunity to leapfrog them with their game in advance against the Hammers.
Kepa Arrizabalaga has been the regular choice for the goalkeeping duties in the top-flight and has featured in every game barring one. He is certain to start in goal in the quest for his 13th clean sheet of the Premier League campaign.
In the defence, Cesar Azpilicueta should feature in the right-back spot and he could be accompanied by Marcos Alonso in the opposite end. Andreas Christensen should once more get gametime with Sarri likely to rest one of his central defenders. Antonio Rudiger may probably drop to the bench this time around with David Luiz featuring alongside the Dane.
In the midfield, Jorginho and N'Golo Kante has been regulars for most of the campaign and the duo are very much certain to keep their places. Alongside them, there could be a start for Ross Barkley with Ruben Loftus-Cheek likely to drop to the bench amid concerns over a recurring back problem.
In the attack, Eden Hazard should feature from the off, given the importance of the game in the pursuit of the top four. The Belgian should feature on the left wing with Callum Hudson-Odoi retaining his position on the right while Olivier Giroud should be tasked with leading the line after scoring in his recent return to the Premier League starting XI against Brighton.