West Ham 0-0 Chelsea FC LIVE! Premier League match stream, latest score and goal updates today
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’ West Ham, 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 European exploits, though the Blues know anything less than a win today could be hugely damaging given their far tougher run-in compared to top-four rivals West Ham, Liverpool and Tottenham.
The Hammers are looking to usurp them with a crucial victory made harder without Declan Rice, Michail Antonio, Craig Dawson and Aaron Cresswell..
West Ham XI: Fabianski, Diop, Balbuena, Ogbonna, Coufal, Noble, Soucek, Fredericks, Fornals, Lingard, Bowen
Chelsea XI: Mendy, Christensen, Thiago Silva, Rudiger, Azpilicueta, Kante, Jorginho, Chilwell, Mount, Pulisic, Werner
Follow the game on Standard Sport’s LIVE match blog with Jack Rosser at London Stadium.
James Robson | Chelsea correspondent
Chelsea are absolutely crowding the West Ham penalty box. Pulisic is moving intelligently to find space, with West Ham leaving few gaps to exploit.
Jack Rosser at London Stadium
Chelsea in complete control here so far, Rice’s presence in midfield really missed by West Ham. Lingard has had a bit of a kicking so far, they need to be getting him on the ball wherever possible.
Lingard tries to break off a Chelsea corner, but plays a poor pass to Coufal which is cut out.
That could be something for Moyes to look at, with Chelsea committing plenty of bodies forward for that set-piece.
20 mins: Chelsea are looking for that opening, but the West Ham defence has so far been equal to the visitors.
The two times the Blues have found space, Werner and Pulisic have come up with iffy finishes – that’ll have to improve.
Jack Rosser at London Stadium
No signs that West Ham’s instability at the back from the past few weeks as sorted itself out. Both sides have looked a threat going forward but Chelsea’ s forward line are really scrambling the West Ham defenders at times. They really need to tighten up.
Jesse Lingard is just limping at the moment – not a sight West Ham fans will want to see. Let’s see how he gets on.
Chance for Pulisic!
14 mins: Great opening for Chelsea here. Werner breaks the offside trap high up and cuts the ball back for Pulisic inside the box, but the US star’s low first-time finish is straight at Fabianski.
Anywhere else and that was 1-0 – a tame effort.
13 mins: Great run from Fredericks onto a through-ball down the left – he drives into the box, but hits a rising shot over the bar on the stretch.
11 mins: First corner for West Ham, but Bowen’s delivery is too high and Mendy easily collects.
The Hammers have the joint-best goalscoring record from corners – along with Chelsea and Man City – but they’ll have to do better than that to add to it today.
9 mins: Great work from Mount to wriggle away on the right of the West Ham box – he fires low at goal, but Fabianski is down to save without too much fuss.