Chelsea FC 2-1 West Ham LIVE! Havertz goal - Premier League match stream, latest score and goal updates today

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Chelsea FC 2-1 West Ham LIVE! Havertz goal - Premier League match stream, latest score and goal updates today

Chelsea vs West Ham LIVE!

Chelsea beat West Ham United 2-1 at Stamford Bridge on as goals from substitutes Ben Chilwell and Kai Havertz cancelled out Michail Antonio’s opener, but they also had VAR to thank after an apparent West Ham equaliser was ruled out.

The Blues, looking to improve on their stuttering start to the season, were rocked in the 63rd minute when they failed to clear a corner and Declan Rice squared the ball for Antonio to convert on the goal line. Thirteen minutes later the hosts were level when Chilwell squeezed between two defenders to get his head on a long forward pass by Thiago Silva and deftly angled the ball between the legs of West Ham goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski.

Havertz completed the comeback in the closing stages when he connected with a cross by Chilwell to make it 2-1, moments after West Ham substitute Maxwel Cornet had headed against the post when he should have scored. In the dying moments, Cornet thought he had levelled it for West Ham but his goal was ruled out after a VAR check found that Jarrod Bowen had fouled Chelsea keeper Edouard Mendy, an extremely controversial decision.

Chelsea vs West Ham latest news

  • RULED OUT! Cornet equaliser disallowed by VAR

  • GOAL! Havertz completes turnaround

  • GOAL! Chilwell equalises for Chelsea

  • GOAL! Antonio puts West Ham in front from close range

Chelsea FC 2 - 1 West Ham United FC

Moyes slams ‘absolutely rotten’ decision

18:00 , Matt Verri

David Moyes has blasted the “scandalous” decision that cost West Ham a London derby draw at Stamford Bridge, and accused Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy of feigning injury in the build-up to Maxwel Cornet’s disallowed goal.

“You have seen it, it is a scandalous decision, absolutely rotten from one of the supposedly elite referees - it doesn’t say much about whoever sent him over from VAR as well - it is an unbelievable decision against us,” Moyes said.

Read his full comments here

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West Ham ratings

17:34 , Matt Verri

Lucas Paqueta 7

On the receiving end of a couple of early crunchers but unfazed. Not really a game where offensive quality was going to be on show but made several vital contributions in his own box.

Read Malik Ouzia’s full look at the West Ham players

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Player ratings

17:18 , Matt Verri

Ben Chilwell - 8

It was a beautiful moment to see Chilwell become the unlikely hero in desperate circumstances. His touch and finish for the goal was a moment of real skill and quality. It was also just rewards for his ability to overcome the disappointment of both his serious knee injury and being left on the bench for the last few weeks.

Mason Mount - 6

Mount brought energy to the midfield without producing any specific. Moments of magic.

Read the Chelsea ratings in full here!

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Super sub!

17:08 , Matt Verri

FT: Chelsea 2-1 West Ham

16:58 , Matt Verri

CHELSEA HOLD ON!

Well that was absolutely chaotic, after a woeful first 45 minutes. Big, big win for the Blues.

16:56 , Matt Verri

90+7 mins: Chelsea happy to get into confrontations now at every opportunity.

Killing the seconds however they can!

16:53 , Matt Verri

90+4 mins: Would suggest Moyes is not going to be very impressive after that match.

Chelsea so lucky to get that decision. Who knows how long we’ve still got left to play after that chaos!

GOAL RULED OUT!

16:50 , Matt Verri

WOW. Massive call.

Ruled out for a foul on Mendy, Chelsea survive and they still lead 2-1.

GOAL! Chelsea 2-2 West Ham | Maxwel Cornet 90'

16:48 , Matt Verri

WEST HAM EQUALISE! INCREDIBLE.

Bowen and Mendy challenge for the ball, surely not a foul. It comes to Cornet and this time he does finish.

Astonishing finish at Stamford Bridge!

GOAL! Chelsea 2-1 West Ham | Kai Havertz 88'

16:46 , Matt Verri

AND NOW CHELSEA DO SCORE!

How big does that miss from Cornet look now! Chelsea get in behind the West Ham defence, played into the box and it’s a wonderful finish from Havertz.

16:45 , Matt Verri

87 mins: CORNET HITS THE POST!

West Ham should be ahead! Jorginho caught on the ball, it comes to Cornet and he somehow turns the ball onto the post from close range.

Has to score.

16:44 , Matt Verri

85 mins: West Ham doing everything to run down the clock now, no interest in pushing for a winger. Fornals taking his sweet time on the floor.

Cornet eventually on to replace him. Got to think there’s going to be plenty of added-time. Five, six minutes?

16:40 , Matt Verri

82 mins: Emerson down receiving treatment - wouldn’t say it’s a warm reception for him back at Stamford Bridge right now.

West Ham with a rare attack, until Coufal loses the ball and the move breaks down.

Big moment for Chilwell

16:39 , Matt Verri

16:37 , Matt Verri

79 mins: Chelsea really pushing now, they fancy their chances of finding a winner.

Still ten minutes plus stoppage-time too, they’re right on the front foot. West Ham would be delighted with a point.

GOAL! Chelsea 1-1 West Ham | Ben Chilwell 76'

16:34 , Matt Verri

Sterling with a great ball into the box, Havertz was lurking but the West Ham centre-back is there to clear the danger.

CHELSEA SCORE NOW THOUGH!

Chilwell, only just on the pitch, has finished superbly from a tight angle. How has he squeezed that in?

16:32 , Matt Verri

74 mins: Benrahma on for Antonio.

West Ham forward was a long way from his best for most of the match, but he could well prove to be the match-winner.

16:30 , Matt Verri

72 mins: Chilwell and Havertz the next two Chelsea players introduced. Kovacic and Cucurella replaced.

Blues have 20 minutes to get themselves at least a point from this match.

16:29 , Matt Verri

70 mins: Chelsea trying to move the quicker but still struggling to create anything. So poor in forward areas yet again.

This suits West Ham too. Sitting back in their shape with something to defend - will still want to at least stretch Chelsea when they can on the break.

Nizaar Kinsella at Stamford Bridge

16:25 , Matt Verri

Thomas Tuchel picked this tall, physical and defensive side to help them cope with West Ham’s obvious set piece strength.

Going down to a goal from a corner will rankle, especially with it being only West Ham’s third such set play when Chelsea have had 10.

16:24 , Matt Verri

67 mins: West Ham fans in fine voice now, as you’d expect. Hadn’t had much to cheer up to that equaliser, but now they’ve got a huge chance of a big result.

Chelsea still with plenty of time to respond though.

Malik Ouzia at Stamford Bridge

16:23 , Matt Verri

West Ham deserve that. They contained Chelsea in the first-half but have offered more attacking threat since the break. Michail Antonio was having a shocker of an afternoon but all is well now.

GOAL! Chelsea 0-1 West Ham | Michail Antonio 62'

16:21 , Matt Verri

WEST HAM TAKE THE LEAD!

Wow. He’s had a really poor match but he won’t care one bit. Rice with the initial cut back and Antonio bundles it over the line!

16:20 , Matt Verri

60 mins: First corner of the match for West Ham, swiftly followed by their second as Fofana puts it behind.

Mendy off his line and punches away, Bowen volleys it back in and it’s a brilliant effort! Mendy saves well.

Double change

16:18 , Matt Verri

16:17 , Matt Verri

58 mins: Changes from Chelsea, much-needed too. Mount and Broja will shortly be coming on.

The Blues want a red card for Antonio, they think he’s caught Silva who stepped across the West Ham forward. Don’t think Chelsea will get their wish.

16:15 , Matt Verri

57 mins: West Ham getting some decent moments on the counter, Cucurella over to close down Bowen on this occasion.

Crowd have been involved since half-time, now they’ve actually got something to engage with.

Malik Ouzia at Stamford Bridge

16:14 , Matt Verri

David Moyes slaps his palm on his forehead as Antonio leathers one in behind to no one. Not had a great afternoon so far.

Nizaar Kinsella at Stamford Bridge

16:13 , Matt Verri

Seeing two heavyweights like Reece James and Michail Antonio’s pushing and shoving off the ball might actually lift the crowd.

This dull affair needs something to spark it to life and an off ball incident like that might do the trick.

16:12 , Matt Verri

54 mins: A rare chance for West Ham to break, Antonio leads the charge but Gallagher tracks back brilliantly to halt his progress. Home fans love that.

James and Antonio then square up, bit of a shoving battle. We have an actual game!

16:10 , Matt Verri

52 mins: Chelsea players trying their best to start a riot at Stamford Bridge. Again the corner doesn’t beat the first man.

So many corners and they’ve all been absolutely woeful.

16:09 , Matt Verri

51 mins: Both sides have at last woken up.

Paqueta gets back really well to get a foot in, just as Pulisic was lining a shot up. Sterling picks the ball up, goes down and looks hopefully towards the referee. Not getting that.

Blues stay on the attack, and have a ninth corner of the match.

16:07 , Matt Verri

49 mins: Well that’s... ambitious.

Fofana tries his luck from absolutely miles out, listening to the crowd who urge him to do so. He’d be wise to ignore them next time, it’s miles away from the intended target.

Nizaar Kinsella at Stamford Bridge

16:06 , Matt Verri

No substitutes at half-time for Thomas Tuchel but he must have been tempted for a tweak given the lack of threat Chelsea posed to West Ham.

Armando Broja may come on early as he was warming up with a fitness coach at the interval. He would certainly add presence as threat with crosses going in but former Blues defender Kurt Zouma gobbling them up against Raheem Sterling and Christian Pulisic.

Malik Ouzia at Stamford Bridge

16:05 , Matt Verri

That little burst from Jarrod Bowen is the most ‘2021/22 Jarrod Bowen’ I’ve seen from Jarrod Bowen in 2022/23. If any of that makes sense...

16:05 , Matt Verri

47 mins: Some ambition from West Ham, Bowen and Coufal get forward and try and make something happen.

Cut-back from Bowen is cut out. West Ham stay at the attack, Antonio rolls away from Silva and gets brought down by the veteran defender. Well played by Antonio.

Back underway!

16:03 , Matt Verri

Second-half up and running at Stamford Bridge. Has to get better, surely.

No changes from either side at the break.

Changes to come?

15:59 , Matt Verri

15:57 , Matt Verri

Silva completed 63 passes in that first-half for Chelsea. Fofana made 45, one more than Koulibaly.

Zouma and Kehrer had 49 between them, and they made more than any of their West Ham team-mates. Somes up the visitors’ interest, or rather lack of interest, in having possession.

To put it mildly...

15:52 , Matt Verri

HT: Chelsea 0-0 West Ham

15:48 , Matt Verri

We’ve made it to half-time. That was not the best.

15:47 , Matt Verri

45+1 mins: Loftus-Cheek catches Antonio, not really what he wants to be doing when on a yellow card.

He’ll avoid any further punishment, just about.

15:46 , Matt Verri

45 mins: We’ve almost made it to half-time. Hang on in there.

Two minutes added on - cruel of the fourth official to extend this half. It’s been a non-event.

15:43 , Matt Verri

42 mins: Corner number eight. Chelsea need to do something different from these, it’s not working at all.

This one also comes to nothing, before play is stopped with Soucek down holding his head.

15:41 , Matt Verri

40 mins: Guess what? Another Chelsea corner. Cucurella over once more to take it.

Fabianski off his line to punch the ball away, Bowen then prevents Gallagher putting it back into the box.

15:39 , Matt Verri

38 mins: Antonio holds the ball up well, getting no support at all. Wins a throw-in for his side high up the pitch, West Ham get a rare chance to leave their own half.

It’s Antonio who then whips a cross in, just too much on it. Back in, falls for Fornals on the edge of the area and he fires just wide on the volley. Much better!

Malik Ouzia at Stamford Bridge

15:37 , Matt Verri

He’s no fancy Dan, Lucas Paqueta. He’s been on the receiving end of three or four crunchers here and is giving as good as he gets.

Not had much of a chance to show his quality on the ball yet, though.

15:36 , Matt Verri

35 mins: It does but it only finds Zouma, which is not good news for Chelsea. He heads away two crosses in the space of a couple of seconds.

Cucurella then joins Loftus-Cheek in the book, despite his complaints. Frustrations growing at Stamford Bridge.

15:35 , Matt Verri

33 mins: Sterling on the edge of the area, through to Pulisic who controls it brilliantly.

Coufal across quickly though, puts it behind and Chelsea have yet another corner. Beat the first man this time, lads?

Nizaar Kinsella at Stamford Bridge

15:32 , Matt Verri

Chelsea’s insistence to limit West Ham’s counter-attacks and put a lot of big players on the pitch has successfully stagnated David Moyes’s side.

Unfortunately, it has also nullified their own attacking threats, with too many defensive players on the pitch and with Pulisic and Sterling up front, they have no one to cross to.

It is a real war of attrition at Stamford Bridge.

15:31 , Matt Verri

30 mins: Silva has completed 49 passes in the opening half an hour. Nobody in a West Ham shirt has any interest in closing him down.

Chelsea have got to find a way through this mass of bodies. Kovacic loses patience and goes for goal from distance, wide. Worth a go.

15:29 , Matt Verri

28 mins: Koulibaly heads over, about as exciting as this match has got.

Another Chelsea corner then doesn’t clear the first man. Home fans less than impressed.

15:28 , Matt Verri

26 mins: Loftus-Cheek with space to drive into, worked out to the left.

Cucurella and Sterling combine, Rice there to clear it away. Blues work it out to the opposite wing, great work from James. Corner.

15:25 , Matt Verri

24 mins: Six 3pm kick-offs in the Premier League this afternoon. Not a single goal in any of them yet.

Kehrer and Coufal do a decent job of clearing the danger between them, no pace at all in the match.

Malik Ouzia at Stamford Bridge

15:24 , Matt Verri

West Ham are very well organised out of possession. Pablo Fornals is dropping in to the widest position in what is effectively a flat back-five to deal with the threat of Chelsea’s wing-backs.

Bowen and Antonio are split either side of Paqueta at the head of things.

Sums it up...

15:22 , Matt Verri

15:21 , Matt Verri

20 mins: Good work from Sterling to not give up on the ball, ends up winning a corner for his side.

Swung in, once again Zouma is there and does the business for West Ham. Visitors dealing well with set-pieces.

15:19 , Matt Verri

18 mins: That’s better, West Ham see the Chelsea half for what feels like the first time. Bowen plays a low ball into the box, cleared away.

Emerson tries to do the same, Thiago Silva well placed as ever. Chelsea then win a very, very, very soft free-kick.

15:18 , Matt Verri

17 mins: Sterling seeing plenty of the ball, he looks the most likely to make something happen.

Offside flag is up though, as another sustained spell of Chelsea possession comes to an end. It has not been a classic so far, it’s fair to say.

15:15 , Matt Verri

14 mins: It’s all Chelsea in terms of possession, as West Ham sit back in their shape. Certainly not the ambition from the visitors that we saw from them against Tottenham in midweek.

Gallagher looks to swing a ball towards Cucurella, move breaks down.

15:13 , Matt Verri

12 mins: West Ham have not shown anything in an attacking sense, beyond Antonio giving Thiago a shove.

Sterling has been really bright, picks the ball up and drives at the West Ham defence. Looks really dangerous - Zouma concedes another corner.

15:10 , Matt Verri

10 mins: First yellow card of the match, the honour goes to Loftus-Cheek. Referee not in a generous mood early on, punishes that late challenge.

Chelsea have had more than enough of playing with ten men in recent weeks - Thomas Tuchel will not fancy that again.

Malik Ouzia at Stamford Bridge

15:09 , Matt Verri

There was a bit of a ‘Welcome to the Premier League’ tackle on Paqueta by Loftus-Cheek a few minutes ago, but the Brazilian is straight back up and finds himself heading corners clear in his own box.

Which I’m sure is what he was signed for...

15:09 , Matt Verri

9 mins: Cucurella jogs over to take a Chelsea corner, West Ham with everyone back.

And it doesn’t beat the first man, Paqueta clears it away. Is there anything that irritates fans more?

Malik Ouzia at Stamford Bridge

15:07 , Matt Verri

David Moyes is not happy with the linesman. One of those where Sterling was comfortably offside but the flag stayed down, a West Ham defender cleared the ball straight back to Chelsea and play was waved on.

15:06 , Matt Verri

5 mins: Chelsea seeing plenty of the ball early on, mainly in defence though with West Ham not showing much interest in pressing high up the pitch.

Realatively low-key start at Stamford Bridge.

15:03 , Matt Verri

2 mins: Confident enough start from West Ham, Antonio and Silva already seeing plenty of each other. Big test for that Chelsea backline this afternoon.

Coufal whips a cross in, it’s cleared away to safety though.

KICK-OFF!

15:00 , Matt Verri

We are underway at Stamford Bridge!

Malik Ouzia at Stamford Bridge

14:59 , Matt Verri

Naturally, there’s a Brazilian flag on display in the West Ham end.

Needless to say, the two chaps holding it do not look like they’re from Rio.

14:59 , Matt Verri

Players out onto the pitch, atmosphere great as you’d expect for a London derby.

Pretty much ready to get up and running!

Tuchel on Fofana starting

14:56 , Matt Verri

“We gave a lot of thought into whether we should do it straightaway. There were reasons for not doing it but in the end he seemed to be a cool guy and fine with it.

“He is fit and we can use his wildness in a back three and his spirit and first contact in the box for defending crosses and set pieces.”

Not long now...

14:54 , Matt Verri

Kick-off coming up in just over five minutes at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea badly need a response to that terrible display at Southampton last time out, while West Ham can really kick their season into gear with another positive performance and result.

Whatever happens, it should be entertaining. Should.

New faces!

14:49 , Matt Verri

Big afternoon for both Paqueta and Fofana, who have quickly been thrown into the action by their managers.

It’s three weeks since Fofana last played, as he looked to get the move he wanted away from Leicester. Paqueta had a cameo off the bench in midweek against Tottenham.

Malik Ouzia at Stamford Bridge

14:43 , Matt Verri

Both sides need the points...

14:38 , Matt Verri

After a dreadful start to the season, West Ham can move into the top ten with victory this afternoon.

For Chelsea, a win would close the gap to Arsenal at the top to five points, at least until the Gunners play Man United tomorrow. Thomas Tuchel’s side can move into the top six.

Nizaar Kinsella at Stamford Bridge

14:31 , Matt Verri

Silva wanted Paqueta at Chelsea

14:24 , Matt Verri

Chelsea defender Thiago Silva says he explored the possibility of Lucas Paqueta joining him at Stamford Bridge before the fellow Brazilian became West Ham’s record signing.

Paqueta was of interest to a number of European clubs before the Hammers agreed a deal which could reach more than £50million.

Silva is a big fan of Paqueta and has backed him to impress in England, though he’ll be hoping that isn’t the case this afternoon.

“I heard he was about to leave Lyon [so] had some conversations here with some people, but unfortunately things didn’t work out,” Silva told ESPN Brazil.

Read the full story!

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Nizaar Kinsella at Stamford Bridge

14:15 , Matt Verri

Chelsea are lining up in a 3-5-2 today, favouring solidity over free-flowing football.

Thomas Tuchel spoke ahead of the match about his side needing desire to get through games as they build chemistry following 10 signings for a whopping £273million in the transfer window.

The system will at least allow Conor Gallagher to get forward as a number eight which he did expertly under Patrick Vieira at Crystal Palace.

A first start for Christian Pulisic this season also sees the side with two quick forwards and sees both Mason Mount and Kai Havertz dropped, with the pair failing to produce any goal involvements in their first five matches.

Wesley Fofana in for his debut sees him thrown in at the deep end in a London derby which promises to be physical and competitive.

Fofana in for Chelsea

14:10 , Matt Verri

Debut for Fofana, in what is an interesting line-up for Chelsea. Sterling and Pulisic seemingly as a front two, with Havertz, Mount, Jorginho all dropped to the bench.

Paqueta makes a full debut for West Ham, with Emerson up against his former side. Scamacca misses out on the squad once again.

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West Ham team news

14:03 , Matt Verri

West Ham XI: Fabianski, Coufal, Kehrer, Zouma, Emerson Palmieri, Rice, Soucek, Bowen, Lucas Paqueta, Fornals, Antonio.

Subs: Lanzini, Downes, Areola, Cornet, Ogbonna, Benrahma, Coventry, Randolph.

Chelsea team news

14:01 , Matt Verri

Chelsea XI: Mendy, Fofana, Thiago Silva, Koulibaly, James, Loftus-Cheek, Gallagher, Kovacic, Cucurella, Sterling, Pulisic

Subs: Kepa, Azpilicueta, Chilwell, Chalobah, Jorginho, Mount, Ziyech, Broja, Havertz

Team news coming up...

13:54 , Matt Verri

All the team news will be with us in five minutes.

Decisions for both managers to make, ahead of European football and a hectic schedule.

Not really the match you want to be rotating and weakening your team for though. We’ll see!

Tuchel: Gilmour did not want another loan

13:47 , Matt Verri

Thomas Tuchel has explained why the club opted to sell Billy Gilmour to Brighton, accepting a £9million offer from the Seagulls.

“We had high hopes [for him] and he played for us in the first half a year when I was at Chelsea,” Tuchel told reporters. “He played some important matches for us and looked for a new challenge that did not go so well for him with Norwich.

“We expected more, he expected more so it was like, without pointing a finger, but it is difficult also for him and for us to not succeed, to not play at Norwich, to be relegated and then suddenly be a central midfielder for Chelsea and competing for top four and for every title.

“There’s a huge step in between so we were looking, the ideal solution would have been maybe that he goes again on loan as the concurrence is huge for us in central midfield and we felt like he is not the age where he can live again with five or six or seven matches during a whole season to fulfill his own potential so ideally, it would have been another loan.

“Billy did not want to go on loan, it was a no-go for him so in the end, we agreed to a sale.”

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Visitors have arrived...

13:40 , Matt Verri

Moyes confident West Ham are making progress

13:29 , Matt Verri

David Moyes believes his West Ham side can take confidence from performances in recent seasons against Chelsea.

“They have some really fantastic players and they’re trying to put together a new team just now, and maybe even a new club in fact, if you look at the changes they’ve made over the last year or two,” Moyes said.

“Sometimes changes can take a bit of time. We have had some good games at home against them, some good results. I think we lost in the 93rd minute against them at Stamford Bridge last year.

“It is telling us we are getting closer.”

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Tuchel: No big issues with Aubameyang at Dortmund

13:17 , Matt Verri

Thomas Tuchel has no concerns over ‘top character’ Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after he joined Chelsea.

The 33-year-old striker was one of two deadline day signings for Chelsea, along with Juventus midfielder Denis Zakaria, that took the club’s spend on incoming transfers to a single-window record £273million.

Speaking ahead of his side’s clash against West Ham after deadline day, Tuchel lauded his reunion with Aubameyang, with whom he worked closely at Borussia Dortmund.

“There was only one incident (at Dortmund), it was not about timekeeping but the rule we set between the matches,” Tuchel told reporters at Cobham. “He forgot about that rule and visited his hairdresser. I guess that was it! Nothing big, never a big issue.”

Read the full story!

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Prediction

13:08 , Matt Verri

West Ham did hit their straps at times against Spurs and, frankly, Chelsea look lethargic.

The Blues have not yet had a truly convincing win this season and it would be no surprise to see them slip-up again.

West Ham to win, 2-1.

West Ham team news

12:55 , Matt Verri

David Moyes, meanwhile, has revealed club-record signing Lucas Paqueta will likely have to wait for his start, though he could be involved in some capacity.

“Settling in is always going to be difficult for any players coming in,” Moyes said. “His English is very limited, that is one of the issues we have got at the moment but overall, he’s in, he trained yesterday, we want to get him involved.

Ben Johnson is out for West Ham, as is Nayef Aguerd, with both Gianluca Scamacca and Aaron Cresswell doubts.

West Ham predicted XI (3-4-3): Fabianski; Kehrer, Zouma, Cresswell; Coufal, Rice, Soucek, Fornals; Benrahma, Antonio, Bowen

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Chelsea team news

12:46 , Matt Verri

N’Golo Kante remains out for Chelsea, while new signings Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Denis Zakaria also won’t feature this afternoon. However, fellow new recruit Wesley Fofana could make his debut.

Reece James, Trevoh Chalobah and Ruben Loftus-Cheek are all available after injury and illness, with Conor Gallagher back from suspension.

Chelsea predicted XI: Mendy; James, Thiago Silva, Koulibaly, Cucurella; Loftus-Cheek, Jorginho; Ziyech, Mount; Sterling, Havertz

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How to watch Chelsea vs West Ham

12:38 , Matt Verri

TV channel and live stream: Today’s game will not be broadcast live in the UK due to the TV blackout imposed across English football during 3pm kick-offs.

Highlights, however, will be available when Match of the Day airs on BBC One at 10.30pm on Saturday night.

LIVE coverage: Get minute-by-minute updates with us right here, featuring expert analysis from Nizaar Kinsella and Malik Ouzia at the Bridge.

Good afternoon!

12:30 , Matt Verri

Hello and welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of Chelsea vs West Ham!

Once again Thomas Tuchel and his side return to Stamford Bridge needing a big response after a woeful away display, the latest a tame defeat against Southampton.

West Ham come into it off the back of another London derby, when they produced their best performance of the season to draw with Tottenham in midweek.

We’ll have all the latest build-up and team news ahead of kick-off, which comes at 3pm BST from Stamford Bridge. Stay tuned!

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