Chelsea take on West Ham United in an intriguing London derby at Stamford Bridge.
Thomas Tuchel’s side, who remain in 3rd place, will be determined to bounce back following their defeat to Arsenal in midweek.
West Ham, meanwhile, have Europa League commitments to look forward to but are still looking to impress in the league and they can go above Manchester United in 6th place with a win today.
The Hammers haven’t won in their last two league games so they will be eager to respond against Chelsea.
The Sporting News is following the match live, providing score updates and commentary below.
Chelsea vs. West Ham live score
Chelsea vs. West Ham live updates and highlights
42 mins: Kante has looked like the player most likely to make something happen for Chelsea but West Ham are coping well.
37 mins: Loftus-Cheek’s tame effort is gathered by Fabianski. Chelsea have still yet to cause serious problems for West Ham.
32 mins: Yarmolenko shoots wide for West Ham. Benrahma felt that he should have been played in instead.
29 mins: Azpilicueta has a shot blocked. West Ham are doing well so far with regards to withstanding the Chelsea pressure.
23 mins: There hasn’t been a lot of energy in Chelsea’s performance so far. They will need to up the tempo in order to open the scoring.
17 mins: Cesar Azpilicueta makes a mistake. Said Benrahma seizes possession but can’t make the most of the opportunity.
14 mins: West Ham goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski has to react to claim the ball as Timo Werner sends in a delivery towards Kai Havertz.
7 mins: N’Golo Kante shoots wide, with Chelsea continuing to have the upper hand. Stamford Bridge is again operating at a reduced capacity today, with only season-ticket holders allowed to attend in terms of home supporters.
3 mins: Chelsea have started well and are controlling possession, but they are having to be patient as they look to break West Ham down.
The game is underway.
The players are in the tunnel at Stamford Bridge, with kick off rapidly approaching. Can West Ham still cause problems for Chelsea despite having made a host of changes?
15 mins from KO: There’s been a late change for Chelsea, with Andreas Christensen missing out due to illness, with Trevoh Chalobah coming into the starting lineup.
30 mins from KO: The West Ham team news will certainly give Chelsea a boost as they look to secure victory and move five points ahead of Arsenal. For Chelsea it will be interesting to see if Loftus-Cheek is deployed as a wing-back.
West Ham name Declan Rice, Jarrod Bowen and Michail Antonio on the bench, seemingly with Thursday’s Europa League semi-final first leg against Eintracht Franfkurt in mind.
Kai Havertz and Thiago Silva are back in the starting lineup for Chelsea, with Romelu Lukaku named among the substitutes again.
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) April 24, 2022
Six changes today.
— West Ham United (@WestHam) April 24, 2022
90 mins from KO: There will, inevitably, be much focus on Declan Rice today, with uncertainty persisting regarding his future at West Ham. Chelsea have been heavily linked with a move for 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 looking to return to winning ways, while West Ham will be aiming to demonstrate that they can get the better of the Blues again after they won 3-2 in the reverse fixture in December.
Chelsea vs. West Ham predicted lineups
Chelsea are set to be without Antonio Rudiger because of a groin problem, while Andreas Christensen is also a doubt.
Chelsea predicted lineup (3-4-1-2): Mendy (GK) — Azpilicueta, Silva, Sarr, — James, Kante, Loftus-Cheek, Alonso — Mount — Werner, Havertz.
West Ham are short of options at centre-back, too, 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.
How to watch Chelsea vs. West Ham
|Date||April 24||April 24||April 24||April 25|
|Time||2 p.m. BST||9 a.m. ET||9 a.m. ET||12 a.m. AEST|
|TV channel||Sky Sports Main Event||USA Network||DAZN||Optus Sport|
|Streaming||NOW TV||fuboTV||DAZN||Optus Sport|
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