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For the match against West Ham United, Thomas Tuchel has made five changes to his lineup, including giving Wesley Fofana his club debut.

The Blues’ match against West Ham at Stamford Bridge tonight marks Fofana’s first game since joining Chelsea from Leicester City.

Instead of starting in front of goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, he is ready to line up in defense with Kalidou Koulibaly and captain Thiago Silva.

In place of Cesar Azpilicueta on the right and Marc Cucurella on the left, Reece James is back after being out due to sickness for our game against Southampton.

In the middle, Mateo Kovacic gets his first start of the year after recovering from a knee injury, Conor Gallagher makes his comeback from a suspension, and Ruben Loftus-Cheek begins after finding out that his hamstring injury from the match against Southampton wasn’t as bad as initially thought.

Raheem Sterling and Christian Pulisic join the attack, leaving out Jorginho, Mason Mount, Kai Havertz, and Hakim Ziyech.

West Ham makes two adjustments to the lineup from the midweek draw with Tottenham. Aaron Cresswell is replaced at left-back by Emerson Palmieri, who joined the Hammers from Chelsea this summer, after the latter sustained an injury against Spurs.

Another newcomer, Lucas Paqueta, replaces Said Benrahma in the other position to make his West Ham debut.

Mendy, Fofana, Thiago Silva (captain), Koulibaly, James, Gallagher, Loftus-Cheek, Kovacic, Cucurella, Pulisic, Sterling are Chelsea’s other key players.

Kepa, Azpilicueta, Chilwell, Chalobah, Jorginho, Mount, Ziyech, Broja, and Havertz are the replacements.

West Ham United: Rice (captain), Bowen, Paqueta, Fornals, Antonio, Coufal, Kehrer, Zouma, Emerson,

Areola, Randolph, Ogbonna, Coventry, Downes, Benrahma, Cornet, and Lanzini are the replacements.

Andrew Madley is the referee.

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