Chelsea will be looking to keep their outside chances of a top four finish alive when they take on West Ham United at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

The Blues crashed to a damaging 3-1 home defeat to Tottenham Hotspur at The Bridge last weekend and now trail fourth placed Spurs by eight points.

Chelsea go into their latest English Premier League fixture against West Ham United without the services of David Luiz, Ethan Ampadu and Ross Barkley who continue to be sidelined by injury. There is some better news for Blues boss Antonio Conte with both Thibaut Courtois and Pedro set to return to the squad after recovering from their respective injury problems.

Visitors West Ham United look likely to retain their top flight status for another season despite suffering a shaky campaign at the London Stadium which has seen further unrest between fans and owners. Defender James Collins (hamstring) and midfielder Manuel Lanzini (knee) are both major doubts for the match while attacker Michail Antonio has been ruled out for the season.

Mexican striker Javier Hernandez could be available for the short trip across London after recovering from a recent illness.

The match is scheduled to kick-off at 4.30pm and will be screened live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football channels.

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