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Chelsea vs West Ham: Premier League – LIVE!

Chelsea host rivals West Ham to Stamford Bridge tonight for what be an electric London derby.

While there will be no fans present at the Bridge for the clash, Frank Lampard and David Moyes‘ sides will want to put on a show with pride – and points – at stake in the west of the capital.

Chelsea’s +£200million summer transfer spending has made them obligatory title Premier League challengers whether Lampard wants to pressure or not, and two League defeats on the bounce means a win is vital for the Blues – especially with Liverpool, Manchester United and Leicester City all picking up big wins.

As for West Ham, Moyes has defied expectations with a side that sits just a point behind Chelsea after 13 games – and the Hammers will fancy an upset.

With kick-off at 8pm GMT, follow the action on our LIVE match blog.

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How West Ham could line up

Predicted XI (4-3-3): Fabianski; Coufal, Diop, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Rice, Soucek; Snodgrass, Benrahma, Fornals; Haller

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How Chelsea could line up

Predicted XI (4-3-3): Mendy; Azpilicueta, Silva, Zouma, Chilwell; Kante, Mount, Havertz; Pulisic, Giroud, Werner

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Chelsea vs West Ham prediction: 2-2 draw

You would expect this Chelsea squad to beat West Ham, but the Blues’ recent form suggests they are there for the taking – and the Hammers have beaten Chelsea in their previous two League meetings.

Lampard will want a big response and the hosts could easily turn in a big win, but Moyes’ men will fancy their chances of coming away with at least a point.

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Chelsea vs West Ham h2h Premier League results

Last meeting: West Ham 3-2 Chelsea (July 1, 2020)

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How to watch Chelsea vs West Ham

TV channel: The game will be televised on Sky Sports Premier League and Main Event.

Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will be able to watch the match online on Sky’s website or via the SkyGo app.

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Latest West Ham team news

West Ham will check on Michail Antonio and Fabian Balbuena. Antonio – who signed a new contract on Friday – is battling to recover from the hamstring injury which has kept him out of the last three matches, and Balbuena missed Wednesday’s 1-1 draw against Palace due to a minor knock.

Arthur Masuaku is out following knee surgery.

Provisional West Ham squad: Fabianski, Coufal, Balbuena, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Rice, Soucek, Bowen, Haller, Fornals, Benrahma, Randolph, Diop, Johnson, Noble, Snodgrass, Lanzini, Yarmolenko, Antonio

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Latest Chelsea team news

Callum Hudson-Odoi and Hakim Ziyech will face late fitness tests ahead the match.

The wingers have both been sidelined with hamstring problems, but were back in full training for the first time on Friday.

Lampard will run the rule over both players at the last minute though to see whether they will be ready, while Reece James could be rested.

Provisional Chelsea squad: Mendy, Caballero, Arrizabalaga, Rudiger, Christensen, Tomori, Zouma, Silva, Chilwell, James, Azpilicueta, Emerson, Alonso, Jorginho, Kante, Kovacic, Gilmour, Mount, Havertz, Ziyech, Hudson-Odoi, Anjorin, Pulisic, Abraham, Werner, Giroud

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Derby day

Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of tonight’s Premier League London derby between Chelsea and West Ham at Stamford Bridge!


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