West Ham v Chelsea: Premier League – reside | Premier League

Key occasions

15 min: Chelsea have loved 86 % of possession up to now.

14 min: Nope, Paqueta can’t make it. He trudges off down the tunnel, holding his left arm fastidiously. Soucek comes on in his place.

13 min: Fernandez picks up possession 30 yards from aim, takes a few strides ahead, and curls an effort broad proper of aim. Then Paqueta goes down once more. Unsure he’ll have the ability to proceed.

11 min: Chelsea are dominating these early exchanges. Rice tries to interrupt issues up with an interception and burst by the center however he’s quickly crowded out.

9 min: Chelsea instantly have the ball within the web. James whistles an extended go down the inside-right channel. Felix is free! Easy as that! Felix attracts Fabianski and wedges over the keeper. The ball pings off the left-hand put up, however bounces again to Felix’s ft, and he faucets into the unguarded web. However he was offside – simply – and the flag goes up.

Offside: Chelsea's Joao Felix scores their first goal before it is disallowed.
Offside: Chelsea’s Joao Felix scores their first aim earlier than it’s disallowed. {Photograph}: Tony Obrien/Reuters

9 min: The sport restarts and Paqueta is ready to come again on.

8 min: Paqueta definitely felt that, touchdown closely on his shoulder. It takes the physio some time to offer the West Ham midfielder the as soon as over. Paqueta definitely doesn’t look comfy.

6 min: Paqueta dribbles down the inside-left channel solely to be shoved to the bottom by Madueke. A free kick arising for West Ham, however within the meantime Paqueta requires some remedy, having harm his left shoulder.

Lucas Paqueta receives medical attention .
Lucas Paqueta receives medical consideration . {Photograph}: Tony Obrien/Reuters

4 min: Felix drops deep, enjoying one other intelligent go, this time down the precise channel. Loftus-Cheek drives into the field however isn’t fairly in charge of the ball. He can’t roll throughout for Havertz, who would have a straightforward tap-in. When he types himself out and finally delivers the ball, it’s a straightforward declare for Fabianski.

2 min: James whips a half-hearted free kick in direction of the underside proper. Simple for Fabianski. West Ham counter from the free kick, Antonio practically getting away down the precise. However he runs down a cul-de-sac and Chelsea regain possession.

1 min: Mudryk instantly creates havoc down the inside-left channel, chasing after a cute Felix chip. He drifts inside and attracts a foul from Kehrer. A free kick simply to the left of centre, 25 yards out.

All of the gamers take the knee … there’s no room for racism … after which Chelsea get the ball rolling. Anticipation crackles across the London Stadium.

Chelsea's Thiago Silva takes a knee before the match.
Chelsea’s Thiago Silva takes a knee earlier than the match. {Photograph}: Tony Obrien/Reuters

The groups are out. West Ham in claret, Chelsea in third-choice butterscotch. A stunning second within the tunnel beforehand as Thiago Silva good-naturedly teases the little West Ham mascots by providing to shake their arms, withdrawing on the final second, that outdated playground trick, then thumbing the nostril. After which an enormous smile and a few correct hand clasps. All nice buddies, a second to recollect for ever. Not lengthy now!

David Moyes talks to BT Sport. “Some gamers are settling in a bit higher … we’ve modified the form a bit bit … we’ve had some good outcomes … we’re in a greater run of kind and we hope to maintain it going … it’s a lift that Kehrer is ready to play … he’d felt he’d acquired a nick in his hamstring however he’s began to really feel a bit higher so we’ve taken an opportunity and acquired him on the market at this time … you by no means know with Chelsea as a result of they’ve acquired so many good gamers and we’re not fairly positive precisely what they do … there’s most likely a 4-2-3-1 or a 4-3-3 in there someplace.”

Graham Potter additionally speaks to BT Sport. “We’ve had a optimistic week … a profit from time collectively … some younger gamers who want to attach on the Premier League stage … Ruben Loftus-Cheek gives a bit little bit of stability for the attacking gamers … you need to be robust within the packing containers … I’m trying ahead to seeing him play … we’ve got to carry the most effective of ourselves to the sport.”

West Ham are unchanged. No nice shock given they’re unbeaten in three.

Chelsea make three modifications. In come Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Joao Felix and, making his full debut, Noni Madueke. Conor Gallagher, Mason Mount and Hakim Ziyech all drop to the bench.

The groups

West Ham United: Fabianski, Coufal, Kehrer, Ogbonna, Aguerd, Emerson, Rice, Paqueta, Benrahma, Bowen, Antonio.
Subs: Hegyi, Anang, Johnson, Fornals, Lanzini, Downes, Ings, Soucek.

Chelsea: Kepa, James, Silva, Badiashile, Cucurella, Fernandez, Madueke, Felix, Loftus-Cheek, Mudryk, Havertz.
Subs: Bettinelli, Azpilicueta, Chilwell, Chalobah, Chukwuemeka, Gallagher, Mount, Ziyech, D Fofana.


West Ham are coming off the again of a helpful level at Newcastle United; Chelsea are following up a disappointing house draw with Fulham. West Ham are flirting with relegation; Chelsea are marooned in mid-table. West Ham received this fixture 3-2 final season; Chelsea have received 4 of the final 5 towards the Hammers. West Ham have misplaced 5 of their ten earlier house matches this season; Chelsea are seven video games with out a win on the highway. Good luck calling this one. Kick off is at 12.30pm GMT. It’s on!

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