Chelsea predicted line-up v West Ham United

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho will have a number of big decisions to make this weekend when his side travel across London to face West Ham United.

The Blues go into the match off the back of a couple of poor domestic performances, and will be hoping that the international break came at the right time as they look to get back to winning ways in the race for the Premier League title.

Whilst ‘the special one’ likes to make changes to his side, there is little doubt that Petr Cech will continue between the sticks at Upton Park.

In-front of the Czech stopper, Mourinho does have options, with Ashley Cole recovering from a rib injury and back in contention to start. John Terry and Gary Cahill appear the favoured partnership at the heart of defence, whilst Branislav Ivanovic will expect to get the nod on the right.

Frank Lampard and Ramires are the likely defensive midfield combination for Chelsea as part of a 4-2-3-1 formation, leaving the manager freedom to pick an adventurous attacking midfield three.

Oscar appears to be the one certainty under Mourinho, whilst Eden Hazard has also been a regular starter out on the left. That could leave Juan Mata on the bench once again, with Andre Schurrle looking to impress out on the right.

Up-front, Fernando Torres is expected to miss out through injury for Chelsea, meaning Samuel Eto’o is likely to get the nod ahead of Demba Ba for the visitors from Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea predicted line-up v West Ham United:

Cech; Ivanovic, Terry, Cahill, Cole; Lampard, Ramires; Schurrle, Oscar, Hazard; Eto’o.

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