West Ham vs Chelsea LIVE commentary: Willian scores penalty after VAR insanity denies Hammers

London rivals West Ham and Chelsea face off within the Premier League tonight and talkSPORT will carry you unique reside protection of the derby conflict.

The 2 groups have had vastly totally different campaigns – hapless West Ham in actual hazard of the drop and fashionable Chelsea searching a second positioned end.

Frank Lampard’s Chelsea tackle West Ham within the Premier League tonight
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The Hammers have suffered back-to-back defeats for the reason that restart and are solely exterior the relegation zone on aim distinction.

Chelsea, in the meantime, have claimed three wins on the bounce since getting their season again up and working together with a 2-1 win over Manchester Metropolis.

The east Londoners are in determined want of a win at residence and will be buoyed by their 1-Zero win at Stamford Bridge within the reverse fixture in November.

This fixture led to a goalless draw final time period.

West Ham vs Chelsea: How one can hear

talkSPORT could have full, unique protection of the match with kick-off set for 8:15pm.

Followers could have the choice to hearken to the sport with or with out crowd noise, so you may select whichever manner fits you finest.

Hugh Woozencroft might be your host whereas Sam Matterface and Stuart Pearce might be on commentary responsibility – to hear in click on on one of many radio gamers beneath.

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West Ham vs Chelsea: Staff information

West Ham are nonetheless with out report signing Sebastien Haller.

The striker continues to work his manner again from a hip drawback and is ‘getting nearer’ to a return, in line with Hammers boss David Moyes.

Angelo Ogbonna is again within the beginning line-up however Arthur Masuaku isn’t match to return simply but.

Chelsea, in the meantime, have Christian Pulisic and Andreas Christensen match to start out.

Pulisic hobbled out of Chelsea’s 1-Zero FA Cup win at Leicester on Sunday with a calf grievance, having fired two objectives in two video games for the reason that restart.

Christensen missed the east Midlands journey with a hip difficulty however each start tonight.

West Ham: Fabianski, Fredericks, Diop, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Rice, Soucek, Bowen, Lanzini, Fornals, Antonio.

Subs: Balbuena, Yarmolenko, Anderson, Wilshere, Ajeti, Silva, Randolph, Johnson, Lewis.

Chelsea: Arrizabalaga, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger, Alonso, Barkley, Kante, Kovacic, Willian, Abraham, Pulisic.

Subs: Jorginho, Loftus-Cheek, Caballero, Zouma, Giroud, Mount, Hudson-Odoi, James, Gilmour.

Referee: Martin Atkinson

David Moyes’ West Ham are out of the underside three solely on aim distinction
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West Ham vs Chelsea: Match stats

  • Following their 1-Zero win at Stamford Bridge in November, West Ham wish to full their first league double over Chelsea since 2002-03 – a marketing campaign during which the Hammers have been relegated from the Premier League.
  • Having scored in 11 consecutive away league video games in opposition to West Ham between 2006-2017, Chelsea have failed to seek out the online of their final two visits to face the Hammers (D1 L1).
  • West Ham have misplaced all three of their residence London derbies within the Premier League this season; they’ve by no means misplaced 4 consecutively within the competitors, final doing so within the top-flight in January 1989.
  • West Ham have misplaced their final three Premier League video games, by an mixture rating of 0-5. They final misplaced 4 in a row in September 2018, whereas they final misplaced 4 in a row with out scoring again in October 2006 (5 video games).
  • Chelsea have received their final three Premier League London derbies on the street, final having an extended such run between April-November 2009 (4).
  • Chelsea have scored twice or extra in every of their final 5 Premier League video games – they final scored two or extra objectives in six consecutive league video games in the identical season in November/December 2013, with present supervisor Frank Lampard scoring in two of these video games.
  • When not successful at half-time, West Ham have gone on to lose 16 of their final 18 Premier League video games, with the exceptions being a 1-1 draw with Everton in January, and a 1-Zero win at Chelsea in November.
  • West Ham have dropped a league-high 22 factors from successful positions within the Premier League this season, whereas solely gaining one level from shedding positions themselves.
  • Christian Pulisic has scored seven Premier League objectives this season for Chelsea – probably the most of any participant within the division aged 21 or youthful.
  • Of all Premier League gamers to have scored no less than 20 Premier League objectives, West Ham’s Manuel Lanzini has scored the best proportion of them in London derbies (45% – 9/20).

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