Preview: Chelsea vs West Ham

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte will want to begin his tenure with the Blues with a win when they welcome West Ham United to Stamford Bridge on Monday.

Conte will be looking to help the club bounce back from a disappointing Premier League campaign last season that saw them finish way down the table in 10th and caused former manager Jose Mourinho to lose his job.

Speaking ahead of the match, the Italian tactician revealed he would be taking a leaf out of Leicester City's book after the Foxes shocked the footballing world by being crowned champions.

He was particularly impressed with the togetherness that squad showed and will be looking to foster a strong sense of team spirit among his players this term.

Former Leicester City midfielder is in line to make his competitive appearance for Chelsea after making the move down to London in the off-season, along with Michy Batshuayi, who joined from Marseille.

Kurt Zouma is still unavailable for the Blues as he continues to recover from the knee injury he first sustained during the final weeks of last season, but they have no fresh injury concerns ahead of the match.

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic has revealed that star player Dimitri Payet is not fit enough to play a full 90 minutes after starting pre-season late due to being granted extended leave following the European Championship, but is likely to be on the bench.

Unfortunately Aaron Cresswell and Manuel Lanzini will both definitely miss out with respective knee injuries.

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