Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs West Ham

Willian scores winner as Chelsea beat PAOK Salonika

Chelsea news: Unlucky Alvaro Morata needs confidence boost, says Maurizio Sarri

Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has been directly involved in nine goals in his 10 Premier League games against West Ham (6 goals, 3 assists) - against no side has he been involved in more in the competition.

Manuel Pellegrini believes Chelsea's ideal start to the Premier League will provide motivation to his West Ham side.

Barkley combined well with Willian to help Chelsea break the deadlock early on in Thessaloniki after he was handed a starting role by Maurizio Sarri for the Europa League clash.

Gary Cahill, who was a part of the English squad that participated in the World Cup, said, "A lot of things have been running through my head, " Cahill said. "For me to do this all season is going to be very hard".

"What pleased me most, though, was the way we reacted in the second half after Everton scored to make it 2-1 right on half-time", Noble said.

David Luiz and Antonio Rudiger have been Sarri's preferred partnership, with Andreas Christensen coming in on Thursday when Luiz was rested. We missed several. So I am really very happy with the three points, very happy with the performance I think, but I am not very happy with the result.

Firmino strikes late for Liverpool
When PSG equalised in the 83rd minute, I was thinking "well, this is a draw now" but Liverpool still pushed forward for a victor .

'I came back a week before the season started against three defenders who'd been back plenty of time before me. I don't know in the future.

"I have to say also, for maybe the first time in this season Alvaro was ready in the box. We didn't kill the match". He was on the ball and was active.

The Europa League and Carabao Cup have created a busy schedule for the Blues, who faced their toughest away match in Europe and see a cup trip to Liverpool after they face West Ham.

When asked whether he thought he would play for Chelsea again, the left-back said: "You can never say where football will guide you to".

Mateo Kovacic limped off with an injury in Chelsea's win over Cardiff.

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