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3 make debuts as Chelsea & West Ham bosses throw new signings in at deep end

Three summer signings have been handed debuts from the start of tonight’s Premier League game between Chelsea and West Ham United.

Former Leicester City midfielder N’Golo Kante will make his Blues bow, while new left-back Arthur Masuaku and striker Andre Ayew have been named in the Hammers XI at Stamford Bridge.

Managers often like to break new players in slowly, perhaps with a couple of substitute appearances, before their first start.

However, Kante, Masuaku and Ayew have been thrown in at the deep end with their introductions coming in what could be a fierce London derby.

Masuaku and Ayew were recruited from Olympiakos and Swansea City respectively earlier this month.

A third West Ham summer signing starts against Chelsea in Havard Nordtveit, but the 26-year-old Norway international has already made his Hammers debut in the Europe League.

Chelsea are appear to playing 4-2-3-1, although Antonio Conte’s side could operate in a 4-2-4 system if Oscar plays alongside Diego Costa, rather than in behind him.

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