Chelsea XI vs West Ham: Starting lineup, confirmed team news and injury latest

Christopher Nkunku and Levi Colwill both return to the squad for Chelsea in a much-needed double boost against West Ham this afternoon.

Nkunku, 26, has started only two matches for Chelsea since joining last summer, having endured an injury-ravaged debut Premier League campaign.


Colwill is back from a toe injury, easing the injury crisis. Malo Gusto is also named among the substitutes, along with Raheem Sterling, while Thiago Silva starts in a surprise return.

Alfie Gilchrist was impressive against Spurs but drops out, as Trevoh Chalobah shifts to right back.

Chelsea's only available midfield duo, Moises Caicedo and Conor Gallagher, continue as a double pivot. They start behind an attacking front four of Noni Madueke, Cole Palmer, Mykhailo Mudryk and Nicolas Jackson.

Colwill and Nkunku will hope to appear from the bench, which previously featured midfielder Cesare Casadei as their most experienced player. Casadei is just 21 and in his maiden season in England.

Chelsea XI: Petrovic; Chalobah, Silva, Badiashile, Cucurella; Gallagher, Caicedo; Madueke, Palmer, Mudryk; JacksonSubs: Bettinelli, Gusto, Disasi, Colwill, Gilchrist, Casadei, Sterling, Nkunku, Deivid

Time and date: 2pm BST on Sunday, May 5, 2024

Venue: Stamford Bridge, London

TV channel and live stream: Sky Sports