Chelsea vs West Ham lineup: Many supporters, though, hope that the club’s new players will be available for the crucial match at Stamford Bridge against West Ham United. Aubameyang won’t be able to train without a mask, as Thomas Tuchel said in his pre-game interview, and Zakaria still doesn’t have his work visa straightened out.
Recce James and Loftus-Cheek are also free agents, as Tuchel revealed. Therefore, this piece will concentrate on how Tuchel might organize his squad on Saturday without Zakaria and Aubameyang.
Due to Mendy’s lackluster play, Kepa may get the nod to start his first Premier League game of the season. It’s possible that Mendy will be demoted to the bench and the Spanish goalkeeper will start.
Given his availability, Thomas Tuchel might line Recce James up with Wesley Fofana, Thiago Silva, Kalidou Koulibaly, and Marc Cucurella.
Tuchel has the option of playing a double pivot with Kovacic and Ruben Loftus-Cheek due to the absence of Zakaria.
This would result in Jorginho and Gallagher being substituted into the starting lineup.
Chelsea may start Raheem Sterling, Broja, and Hakim Ziyech in attack in place of Aubemeyang, who has a broken jaw. Mason Mount and Kai Havertz will be relegated to the bench after starting every game this season and contributing to zero goals.