Hammers without Nolan for Chelsea trip

Hammers without Nolan for Chelsea trip

West Ham look set to be without captain Kevin Nolan for their Barclays Premier League trip to London rivals Chelsea on Sunday.

Nolan suffered a broken toe in the home defeat to Tottenham last month and is yet to return to training, with Mark Noble (arm) also absent and Joe Cole (hamstring) a major doubt to face his old club.

Matthew Taylor is in contention after recovering from a concussion and defender George McCartney could also be involved after missing three months with a knee problem.

Provisional squad: Jaaskelainen, Spiegel, Reid, Tomkins, Collins, Pogatetz, McCartney, O’Brien, Demel, Jarvis, Diame, O’Neil, Collison, Taylor, Diarra, C Cole, Vaz Te, Carroll, Maiga, Chamakh.

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