Slaven Bilic has revealed his thoughts ahead of Monday night's Premiership opener against a revamped Chelsea. Questioned about the potential involvement of Dimitri Payet, Bilic confirmed that he would be involved but "not for 90 minutes". It seems certain that Payet will start from the bench as Bilic commented how Payet is the type of player you want to have involved in the final 15 minutes.
With that in mind, we predict the following starting XI: Adrian, Byram, Reid, Ogbonna, Masuaku, Noble, Kouyate, Feghouli, Antonio, Valencia, Carroll.
We can expect Payet and new signing Andre Ayew to appear in the final quarter, esp[ecially if Paddy Power's odds of Chelsea at 4/6 on and the Hammers a decent bet at 9/2 against for the win.