West Ham v Chelsea

Aubrey Yates
December 7, 2017

Antonio Conte's side blew the chance of finishing top in their Champions League group on Tuesday night, with a 1-1 draw at home to Atletico Madrid meaning they finish second in Group C behind Roma.

The news comes after the stopper put in a wonderful performance as a replacement for the absent Joe Hart, when the Hammers narrowly lost 2-1 to Manchester City on Sunday afternoon.

The midfielder was heavily linked with a move to the London Stadium in the summer, but the move broke down due to problems in the communication.

Now, with their differences seemingly sorted out, West Ham could once again rekindle their interest in the Portugal worldwide.

Eden Hazard was in sparking form against Newcastle last weekend as the Belgium netted a brace.

Chelsea have won each of their last seven Premier League matches played in December.

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Kick-off is at 12:30.

Premier League strugglers Crystal Palace are reportedly fans of the keeper and could swoop if the player does not become content in East London.

Cheikhou Kouyate is a major doubt with a hamstring injury and Michail Antonio is a slight doubt for the visit of Chelsea on Saturday.

Chelsea will hope to keep up the pace with the two Manchester clubs above them in the Premier League standings when they take on West Ham United in the London Derby on Saturday.

The Hammers are without a win in eight league games, including five defeats.

Alvaro Morata has been involved in 13 goals for Chelsea in his first 14 Premier League appearances, scoring nine goals and supplying four assists.

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