We are treated tonight to a hugely intriguing London derby in the ever-tightening race for Champions League qualification.
Last Sunday’s 3-2 loss at Newcastle was a tough afternoon for David Moyes’ men, who enter this round of fixtures fifth in the Premier League. Only goal difference separates them from visitors Chelsea, who will have half an eye on Tuesday’s Champions League semi-final first leg against Real Madrid.
Thomas Tuchel’s men could be in for a fine end to the season given their exploits on the continent, though will know anything less than a win today could be hugely damaging come the end of May given their far tougher run-in compared to the Hammers, Liverpool and Tottenham.
West Ham are looking to usurp them with a crucial victory made harder without Declan Rice, Michail Antonio and Craig Dawson.
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West Ham team news
Jesse Lingard has been passed fit for today’s clash.
The on-loan Manchester United forward limped off at Newcastle last week but the problem was only cramp.
However, West Ham are without Craig Dawson through suspension, while Declan Rice and Michail Antonio are still out injured and Aaron Cresswell and Arthur Masuaku are doubts.
West Ham provisional squad: Fabianski, Coufal, Ogbonna, Diop, Johnson, Noble, Soucek, Fornals, Benrahma, Bowen, Lingard, Martin, Fredericks, Masuaku, Balbuena, Alves, Coventry, Lanzini, Yarmolenko, Odubeko, Trott.
How to watch
TV channel: The match will be televised on Sky Sports.
Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the website or Sky Go app.
Hello and welcome to the Evening Standard’s LIVE coverage of the Premier League clash between West Ham and Chelsea.
Kick-off at the London Stadium is scheduled for 5.30pm BST.
It should be a cracker. Stick with us for all the build-up, action and reaction.