Chelsea take on West Ham United in an intriguing London derby at Stamford Bridge.
Thomas Tuchel’s side, who remain in third place, will be determined to come back after their midweek defeat to Arsenal.
West Ham, meanwhile, have Europa League commitments to look forward to, but they still want to impress in the league and could come in 6th place over Manchester United with a win today.
The Hammers have not won their last two league games, so they will be eager to react against Chelsea.
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Live updates and highlights of Chelsea vs. West Ham
The second half starts at Stamford Bridge. Hopefully the quality of the game will improve a lot.
Romelu Lukaku is one of the options Chelsea can use on the bench if they want to improve. West Ham has the likes of Rice, Bowen and Antonio in reserve, but it remains to be seen if they will take the fight.
Half time: Chelsea 0-0 West Ham: It was a very frustrating first half for Chelsea, who played very slowly and failed to put West Ham to the test. The visitors themselves have not created much, but will be more satisfied with the backlog.
42 minutes: Kante looked like the player most likely to make something happen for Chelsea, but West Ham can do well.
37 minutes: Loftus-Cheek’s tame effort is collected by Fabianski. Chelsea still have to get West Ham in trouble.
32 minutes: Yarmolenko shoots wide for West Ham. Benrahma felt he should have been played instead.
29 minutes: Azpilicueta has blocked a shot. West Ham are doing well so far in withstanding the pressure from Chelsea.
23 minutes: There hasn’t been much energy in Chelsea’s performance so far. They will have to pick up the pace to open the score.
17 minutes: Cesar Azpilicueta makes a mistake. Said Benrahma seizes possession, but is unable to seize the opportunity.
14 minutes: West Ham goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski has to react to claim the ball as Timo Werner sends a pitch to Kai Havertz.
7 minutes: N’Golo Kante shoots wide, with Chelsea continuing to hold the upper hand. Stamford Bridge is again operating at a reduced capacity today, with only season ticket holders allowed to attend the home supporters.
3 minutes: Chelsea have started well and are in control of possession, but they have to be patient to break West Ham.
The game is underway.
The players stand in the tunnel at Stamford Bridge, kick-off fast approaching. Could West Ham still cause problems for Chelsea despite a host of changes?
15 minutes from KO: There has been a late substitution for Chelsea, with Andreas Christensen out due to illness, while Trevoh Chalobah makes the starting line-up.
30 minutes from KO: The news of the West Ham team is sure to give Chelsea a boost if they want to secure victory and have a five-point lead over Arsenal. It will be interesting for Chelsea to see if Loftus-Cheek is used as a fullback.
West Ham names Declan Rice, Jarrod Bowen and Michail Antonio on the bench, seemingly with Thursday’s Europa League semi-final against Eintracht Franfkurt in mind.
Kai Havertz and Thiago Silva are back in the starting line-up for Chelsea, with Romelu Lukaku again as one of the substitutes.
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) Apr 24, 2022
Six changes today.
— West Ham United (@WestHam) Apr 24, 2022
90 minutes from KO: Inevitably, there will be a lot of focus on Declan Rice today, with lingering uncertainty about his future at West Ham. Chelsea have been strongly linked with a move of their former academy player.
2 hours from KO: Welcome to The Sporting News’ live coverage of Chelsea vs. West Ham.
The stage is set for what could be an entertaining London derby, with Chelsea aiming to return to winning ways, while West Ham will try to demonstrate they can beat the Blues again after winning 3-2 in the reverse competition in Dec.
Chelsea vs. West Ham Predicted Lineups
Chelsea have to miss Antonio Rudiger due to a groin problem, while Andreas Christensen is also in doubt.
Chelsea predicted line-up (3-4-1-2): Mendy (GK) — Azpilicueta, Silva, Sarr, — James, Kante, Loftus-Cheek, Alonso — Mount — Werner, Havertz.
West Ham also have few options as centre-back, with Kurt Zouma and Issa Diop struggling with ankle problems and Angelo Ogbonna still out.
West Ham Predicted Lineup (4-2-3-1): Fabianski (GK) — Johnson, Soucek, Dawson, Cresswell — Noble, Rice — Bowen, Lanzini, Vlasic — Antonio.
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How Chelsea vs. West Ham to watch
|Date||April 24||April 24||April 24||April 25|
|Time||2 p.m. BST||9 a.m. ET||9 a.m. ET||12 noon AEST|
|TV channel||Sky Sports Main Event||US network||DAZN||Optus Sports|
|Stream||NOW TV||fuboTV||DAZN||Optus Sports|
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