Chelsea vs West Ham moved forward a day only one week before Premier League clash

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Chelsea vs West Ham moved forward a day only one week before Premier League clash

The Premier League have been forced to move Chelsea’s game against West Ham forward a day following the Champions League draw.

The Blues are now set to travel to Croatia to face Dinamo Zagreb on Tuesday, September 6 - only two days after welcoming the Hammers to Stamford Bridge.

Next weekend’s game has therefore been brought forward from Sunday, September 4 at 2pm BST to Saturday, September 3 with a kick-off time still to be confirmed.

The short-notice move comes despite a notice period of three weeks typically targeted for broadcast changes.

Although this alteration at just one week’s notice is not broadcast-related, the fixture was earlier this month announced as a Sky Sports match despite a 50 per-cent chance that Chelsea would be drawn to play on the following Tuesday in Europe.

Next Saturday promises to be a busy day in the Premier League with the Merseyside derby set for the lunchtime kick-off and Aston Villa facing Manchester City in the 5.30pm game.

Therefore either a 3pm or 7.45pm start time is likely to be confirmed for Chelsea versus West Ham.