Chelsea vs West Ham Match line-up: Chelsea striker starts first league game of the season. Kante, Willian and Azpilicueta on the bench

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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has made quite a telling change to the Chelsea line-up against West Ham as the Blues boss has decided to rotate his squad for this game.

Olivier Giroud is on for his first league start of the season, Mason Mount returns to the starting lineup and there’s also a start for youngster Reece James and also Pedro.

Key players such as Willian, Cesar Azpilicueta and N’Golo Kante all dropped to the bench for this game.

Chelsea starting XI: Arrizabalaga, James, Zouma, Tomori, Emerson, Jorginho, Kovacic, Mount, Pedro, Pulisic, Giroud.

Subs: Caballero, Christensen, Azpilicueta, Kante, Willian, Hudson-Odoi, Batshuayi.

West Ham starting XI: Martin, Fredericks, Balbuena, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Noble, Rice, Fornals, Snodgrass, Anderson, Antonio.

Subs: Roberto, Zabaleta, Masuaku, Ajeti, Sanchez, Yarmolenko, Haller.

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