London Stadium
Premier League • Day 33
  • 2nd Half
  • West Ham United
  • Chelsea
  • Kanté
  • Mendy
  • WernerAbraham
  • AzpilicuetaJames
  • FredericksJohnson
  • Balbuena
  • PulisicZiyech
  • NobleLanzini
  • FornalsBenrahma
  • 1st Half
  • West Ham United
  • Chelsea
  • Werner
  • Christensen
  • Werner

West Ham United - Chelsea

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  • End of 2nd Half

FULL TIME: West Ham 0-1 Chelsea


Mendy is shown a yellow card for time wasting and it looks like Chelsea have the three points in the bag.


West Ham managed to score twice with 10 men away to Newcastle United last weekend. Can they find a goal to salvage a point from this one? Chelsea look pretty solid.


This has been an assured performance from Chelsea in this second half. Even when West Ham had 11 players on the pitch, there was no real sense that an equaliser was coming.


There will be five minutes of stoppage time played at the end of the match.

  • Tammy Abraham
    OffTimo WernerChelseaAbraham replaces Werner who had a good game despite missing that sitter.
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  • Tammy Abraham
    OnTammy AbrahamChelsea

Abraham replaces Werner who had a good game despite missing that sitter.

  • Reece James
    OffCésar AzpilicuetaChelseaHere comes James who will get the final few minutes of this match.
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  • Reece James
    OnReece JamesChelsea

Here comes James who will get the final few minutes of this match.


It feels like the race to qualify for the Champions League will come down to Leicester City, Chelsea, Liverpool and West Ham. Four teams can’t go into two places! There’s going to be drama!

  • Ben Johnson
    OffRyan FredericksWest Ham UnitedMoyes responds to the red card by introducing Johnson off the bench.
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    OnBen JohnsonWest Ham United

Moyes responds to the red card by introducing Johnson off the bench.


Is there any way back for West Ham now? They have struggled to create scoring opportunities all match and now they have to play the final 10 minutes one man down.


SENT OFF! Balbuena has been shown a straight red card for following through as he cleared a ball. He put his studs into the leg of Chilwell and that's a major blow to West Ham here!


Referee looking at the pitch-side monitor...


VAR check! Balbuena could be in trouble here! He might have followed through on a clearance, planting his studs into the leg of Chilwell. The West Ham defender could be shown red!


Let off for West Ham! That was a good chance for Werner inside the box, but he takes one touch too many and that allows the West Ham defence to steal the ball off him.

  • Hakim Ziyech
    OffChristian PulisicChelseaFirst Chelsea change of the evening and Ziyech is on for Pulisic.
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    OnHakim ZiyechChelsea

First Chelsea change of the evening and Ziyech is on for Pulisic.

  • Manuel Lanzini
    OffMark NobleWest Ham UnitedLanzini is on for the home side as they look for an equaliser.
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  • Manuel Lanzini
    OnManuel LanziniWest Ham United

Lanzini is on for the home side as they look for an equaliser.


After this, Chelsea have their huge Champions League semi final first leg against Real Madrid in Spain. Tuchel’s side could still finish this season as European champions!


Indeed, Chelsea are unbeaten in 12 of their last 13 matches in the Premier League. The one exception came in the shocking 5-2 home defeat to West Brom earlier this month!


While their recent form has been a bit patchy, there’s no doubting Tuchel has made Chelsea a tougher team to beat since taking over back in January. They don’t concede many at all!

  • Said Benrahma
    OffPablo FornalsWest Ham UnitedA first change by Moyes and Benrahma is on for the final 20 minutes.
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    OnSaid BenrahmaWest Ham United

A first change by Moyes and Benrahma is on for the final 20 minutes.


Werner tests the keeper! The German forward got in behind the West Ham defence down the right side, he cut inside on to his right foot, but Fabianski makes the save at his near post!


Both these teams are fighting to qualify for the Champions League and it’s West Ham who the 12 founding members of the European Super League wanted to lock out!


Hundreds, possibly thousands, of Chelsea fans made their voices heard on Tuesday evening before the match against Brighton, with the club pulling out of the ESL soon after.


Of course, this week in football has been dominated by the fallout from the announcement of the European Super League, of which Chelsea were signed up as one of the 12 founding clubs.


Mount again! The Chelsea midfielder gets another shot on goal away from outside the box, but once again Fabianski is equal to it and makes the save to keep West Ham in this.


That would have been a sensational goal from Lingard. The fact he even tried that shot underlines the confidence the on-loan Manchester United man is playing with right now.


LINGARD... just wide! Fantastic imagination from Lingard! The ball was bouncing on the edge of the box, he spotted Mendy off his line, but his lobbed effort flashes just wide of the far post!


A victory for West Ham would be huge for their Champions League hopes. They have a kinder run-in than many of their top four rivals. They would be able to see the finish line! Some work to do here, though.


Soucek has been one of the surprise success stories in the Premier League this season. The lanky midfielder has drawn comparisons with another midfield favourite of Moyes’...


Fornals takes aim! The ball is fed to the West Ham midfielder on the edge of the box, but his low strike is saved low down by Mendy! That was a decent opportunity for Fornals!


That goal would have given Chelsea full control of this match. That's why many believe Werner should be doing more. He has missed a lot of big chances, like that last one, this season!


Werner should score! Mount takes aim from the edge of the box, Fabianski makes a wonderful save, the ball falls to Werner, but the German sticks his shot on the rebound wide of the post!


Fabianski has generally been a reliable figure for West Ham this season, but the former Arsenal goalkeeper looked very shaky in the defeat to Newcastle United last weekend!


PICTURE: Werner broke the deadlock

Timo Werner of Chelsea celebrates after scoring their sides first goal during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Chelsea at London Stadium on April 24, 2021 in London,

Some good possession from West Ham at the start of the second half. Chelsea will likely sit back now and ask the home side to break them before breaking out on the counter.


Mount has become such an important figure for Chelsea this season. Previously derided as Lampard’s teacher’s pet, he now looks like being a starter for England at the Euros!


This was Werner's goal at the end of the first half!


Moyes will surely want his West Ham players to create more in this second period. They played some decent stuff in the first period, but haven't done enough to trouble Mendy.

  • 2nd Half

The second half is under way! Chelsea have a 1-0 lead over West Ham in this Premier League fixture!


HALF TIME: West Ham 0-1 Chelsea. Werner's goal right at the end of the half is the difference between the two teams at the interval. Moyes has some work to do ahead of the second period.


There will be just minute of stoppage time played at the end of the half.

  • Timo Werner
    GoalTimo WernerChelseaGOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! West Ham 0 Chelsea 1 (44 mins - Timo Werner). A huge goal for Chelsea and it's Werner who grabs it! Chilwell was released down the left side, he cut back the ball for Werner and the German forward finished first-time into the back of the net! His first goal for Chelsea since February 15!
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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! West Ham 0 Chelsea 1 (44 mins - Timo Werner). A huge goal for Chelsea and it's Werner who grabs it! Chilwell was released down the left side, he cut back the ball for Werner and the German forward finished first-time into the back of the net! His first goal for Chelsea since February 15!


Was this a penalty?


Rudiger heads clear a set piece delivery from West Ham into the Chelsea box. The away side have coped well with the freekicks and corner kicks they have faced so far.


Christenson is booked for bringing down Lingard. The second Chelsea player he has got booked.


Can Lingard continue his incredible scoring run this evening? The England international has made such a phenomenal impact at West Ham since joining on loan from Manchester United.


Defended well! Bowen gets the corner kick delivery into the box from the right side, but Silva makes the headed clearance. Mendy was also ready behind him to catch had he missed it.


This is better from West Ham who are ending the first half the stronger of the two teams. There is a sense that the home team are pushing. Chelsea having to do some defending.


Close to a goal! Lingard's freekick delivery causes mayhem inside the Chelsea box, the shot is prodded towards goal and Azpilicueta deflectes it just wide. VAR shows it was blocked by his chest, not his arm.


The first yellow card of the match is shown to Werner for a foul on Lingard.


Some fans aren’t so keen on having Jorginho alongside Kante in central midfield, but there’s no denying the Italian brings an element of control to Chelsea in the middle of the pitch.


Kante has been key to Chelsea’s resurgence under Tuchel. The French midfielder is back to his best and is once again Chelsea’s everything, everywhere man in the centre of the pitch.


It's all very even stevens at the moment. Chelsea are certainly seeing more of the ball, Fabianski has been the slightly busier of the two teams, but West Ham have a threat on the break.


Against Manchester City last weekend, Werner was crucial to the way Chelsea aimed to get in behind their opponents and it looks like he's performing a similar role here today.


Werner showed his potential in Chelsea’s victory over Manchester City in the semi finals of the FA Cup last weekend, but Tuchel will surely want to see more goals from the German.


After some struggles earlier in the season, Chilwell has done well since the appointment of Tuchel. There’s still a chance he starts for England over Luke Shaw at the Euros this summer.


Bowen could have been in behind there as he chased a ball over the top, but Mendy came off his line quickly to head it to one of his teammates and Chelsea survive.


Mendy is back in goal for Chelsea this evening after Kepa started back-to-back games against Man City in the FA Cup and then against Brighton in the Premier League on Tuesday.


PICTURE: Very even so far

West Ham United's Scottish manager David Moyes (R) gestures on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between West Ham United and Chelsea at The London Stadium, in east London on April 24, 2021.

Chelsea come into this match on the back of an underwhelming draw at home to Brighton on Tuesday night. The Blues’ recent form has actually been a bit patchy. Can they improve that?


It must be said, this match has fallen into something of a dip in the last five minutes or so. Not a great deal happening right now following a bright start for both teams.


Having spoken about their defeat last weekend, West Ham have only lost three times at the London Stadium this season. They have made the place something of a fortress. Have no fans helped them?


This time it's Werner who gets the shot away on goal, but it picks up a deflection and spins behind for a corner kick to the away side. West Ham do well to clear it, though.


Werner has enjoyed a good start to this match. Chelsea have created a couple good opportunities in the opening 20 minutes and they both came through the German forward.


Rice is another player currently sidelined through injury for West Ham. He’s arguably even more important to them than Antonio. Will he recover in time for this summer’s Euros?


Moyes has a lot of injuries to contend with at the moment. There’s no Antonio, which is a serious blow for West Ham given the way he has played this season. So important.


Chance for Pulisic! Werner was played down the right side, he waited for support then picked out Pulisic in the middle, but the American could only guide his effort straight at Fabianski!


That was a bit disappointing from Fredericks. The West Ham full back found himself in a dangerous position down the left side, but his cross into the middle went behind for a goal kick.


PICTURE: No early breakthrough

Ben Chilwell of Chelsea is put under pressure by Vladimir Coufal of West Ham United during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Chelsea at London Stadium on April 24, 2021 in London, England.

Kovacic is missing for Chelsea this evening, but the Croatian midfielder is the only player Tuchel doesn’t have available to pick from. Could that be a factor in the outcome?


Corner kick claimed! Bowen has the opportunity to get a corner kick into the Chelsea box, but it was too close to Mendy and he claims. West Ham are usually so dangerous from set pieces!


Mount on target! Fabianski is called into action for the first time this evening with Mount wriggling free of two West Ham defenders to get the shot away on goal. The save is made, though.


Chance on the break! Bowen burst into space, Chelsea looked exposed for a moment, but he delayed the pass a little too long and by that time Lingard had strayed offside!


Dawson is missing for the Hammers this afternoon through suspension. He was shown a red card in the defeat to Newcastle United last weekend. How will West Ham cope without him?


Chance for Werner! That's the first sight of goal for either team with Werner peeling away from his marker, Mount found him with the low cross, but the German shoots high and wide.


West Ham come into this game on the back of a disappointing away defeat to Newcastle United last weekend. Can Moyes’ men recover from that blow and find their groove again?


What sort of match will we get here this evening? There is so much riding on this for both teams as they chase down a top four place, and a place in next season’s Champions League.

  • 1st Half

The match is under way! It's West Ham United against Chelsea in this Premier League fixture!


Okay, here we go. We are about to get under way at the London Stadium. Kick off is coming up.


Lots of rotation for Chelsea again. Will they be the fresher of the two teams? West Ham have had a week's break!


The two teams are out on the pitch at the London Stadium. It's time for the Premier League anthem! Yes, the Premier League has an anthem!


Not long until kick off at the London Stadium. It's a great day for football in London's East End! Will we get a great game? Both these teams know how to score goals!


Top four race! This is a huge match in the pursuit of Champions League football for both these clubs. Might that pressure result in a tight and conservative encounter today? We'll see...


I'm Graham Ruthven and you can catch me on Twitter ahead of the match to let me know your thoughts. Who do you see as favourites to win this one? Tweet me - @grahamruthven!


Six changes! Tuchel has made a number of alterations to the team that drew against Brighton on Tuesday night with Pulisic and Werner coming into the lineup for this big match!


TEAM NEWS: West Ham - Fabianski, Balbuena, Bowen, Coufal, Diop, Fornals, Fredericks, Lingard, Noble, Ogbonna, Soucek. /// Chelsea - Mendy, Azpilicueta, Chilwell, Christensen, Jorginho, Kante, Mount, Pulisic, Rudiger, Silva, Werner.


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