Upson back for visit of leaders

West Ham welcome back Matthew Upson from injury for Sunday's Premier League match at home to Chelsea at Upton Park (kick-off 4pm).

Last Updated: 18/12/09 at 16:47

Upson: In line to face Chelsea

Upson: In line to face Chelsea

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The England defender has recovered from a hamstring problem and comes back into the heart of what has been a leaky Hammers rearguard this season.

Forward Luis Jimenez also returns from a muscle strain but Carlton Cole (knee ligaments), Valon Behrami, Zavon Hines (both knee) and Kieron Dyer (hamstring) are still out.

West Ham (from): Green, Kurucz, Faubert, Da Costa, Gabbidon, Upson, Tomkins, Ilunga, Spector, Kovac, Noble, Parker, Collison, Payne, Diamanti, Jimenez, Stanislas, Franco.

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