Chelsea vs West Ham: Live team sheet

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Chelsea will be hoping to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League with a victory over high-flying West Ham United this afternoon. 

The two sides kick off a full Boxing Day schedule at Stamford Bridge in confident mood as they look to continue their good run in England's elite division. 

Another three points? 

There's no doubt about it, Jose Mourinho's side will head into the game as favourites, but will come up against a determined West Ham side, who managed to secure a point at the Bridge last season. 

Blues fans will be hoping the club continue from where they left off against Stoke City on Monday night, with captain John Terry partnering Gary Cahill at the heart of the side's defence once again. 

Midfield duo 

Cesc Fabregas, who hit Chelsea's second against Mark Hughes' side, will star in the middle of the park alongside Nemanja Matic, whilst Diego Costa will be hoping to get back to his best on home soil.

West Ham, meanwhile, will be hoping striker Andy Carroll continues his fine form, whilst Stewart Downing could play a key role for the Hammers. 

Adrian will be hoping for another solid display at the Bridge, but looks set to be busy between the sticks once again. 

The teams

Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry (c), Azpilicueta; Fabregas, Matic; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Diego Costa

Subs: Cech, Zouma, Luis, Mikel, Drogba, Ramires, Schurrle, 

West Ham: Adrian, Jenkinson, Cresswell, Collins, Reid, Noble, Kouyate, Nolan (c), Downing, Carroll, Valencia

Subs:  Jaaskelainen, O'Brien, Song, Amalfitano, Jarvis, Cole, Sakho

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