Chelsea host West Ham on Saturday in a desperate attempt to get their English Premier League season back on track.
The Blues have already lost twice this season, most recently being a shock 2-1 defeat at Southampton.
Their shaky start to the season sees Thomas Tuchel’s side in 10th place with seven points, three more than West Ham in 14th.
The Hammers managed to overturn a deficit of their own in midweek, coming from behind to collect a point at home to Tottenham.
Chelsea announced the deadline day signing of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang but the Gabon international will have to wait for his debut.
There is a lot riding on this game especially for the hosts and they will need to change things up to avoid falling too far behind.
What time does Chelsea vs West Ham start?
The game kicks off at 5pm Kenyan time at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea vs West Ham team news
The source of the Blues last couple of goals has been Raheem Sterling and the new signing is set to start up front once again.
Kai Havertz and Mason Mount have not gotten off the mark for the season yet but will retain their starting roles.
Kalidou Koulibaly has been shaky despite a wonder goal on his debut and could be replaced by Trevor Chalobah in defense.
For the visitors, the team that started against Tottenham is expected to remain unchanged.
Ben Johnson and Craig Dawson remain the only notable absentees due to injury.
Chelsea vs West Ham head to head
The home team boast an advantage when it comes to matches played between them, winning 25 times from 44 games.
The Hammers have won 10 times, with the remaining 9 have resulted in a stalemate.
Chelsea vs West Ham current form
Tuchel’s side have won twice, lost twice and shared the spoils in another match in their recent run of five matches.
West Ham on the other hand have won three times and lost just once in that run.
Chelsea vs West Ham prediction
With all the pressure that rests on the hosts, they are expected to grind out a narrow win on the day.