Eden Hazard, N'Golo Kante and Cesc Fabregas make Paul Merson's Sky Sports Fantasy Six-a-Side team

Merson’s Six-a-Side Team

Paul Merson has picked his Sky Sports Fantasy Six-a-Side team, backing Eden Hazard to fire Chelsea to victory over West Ham on Monday Night Football.

The first London derby of the Premier League season takes place at Stamford Bridge - live on Sky Sports 1HD from 7pm - and Merse is expecting the Blues to make a winning start.

Antonio Conte begins his reign against a side that took four points from the pair's meetings last season but Merse thinks it could be different this time around.

during the 2016 International Champions Cup match between Real Madrid and Chelsea at Michigan Stadium on July 30, 2016 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Image: Eden Hazard's form is key to Chelsea's title chances, thinks Merse
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Here's who the Soccer Saturday pundit expects to be the key men...

Eden Hazard (Elite Player)

Fantasy Six-a-Side Elite Players

If Conte can get Hazard going again then he's capable of firing them to the Premier League title. He was terrible last season but could still be the best player in the league.

N'Golo Kante

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I think that he's one of those players that Chelsea really lacked last season and I think he'll be a massive acquisition for the team.

Dimitri Payet

Dimitri Payet of West Ham celebrates scoring his team's second goal against Crystal Palace
Image: Dimitri Payet scored nine times for West Ham last season

I'm very surprised he's not one of the Elite Player picks and I'm sure he'll be in everybody's side, although Kante will be all over him!

Gary Cahill

He's one of those defenders that always looks like he's got a chance of scoring when he goes up for set-pieces. Some defenders look like they're just up there because their manager has told them to be. He's always a threat.

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Cheikhou Kouyate

I really like this lad. He scored a couple of goals in the Europa League qualifiers and got five goals last season. He breaks up the play a lot and makes lot of passes.

Cesc Fabregas

He's the man that makes Chelsea tick. If he and Hazard play well then I just don't see how Chelsea can fail to win this football match.

PASADENA, CA - JULY 27:  Cesc Fabregas #4 of Chelsea is sent off in the second half after receiving a red card against Liverpool during the 2016 Internatio
Image: Cesc Fabregas makes Paul Merson's VI
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