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West Ham vs Chelsea LIVE Premier League latest score, goals and updates from fixture today

All the goals and updates as the Hammers host the title-chasing Blues in a London derby and top-four showdown
<p>Mason Mount scores a beautiful volley</p><p>Mason Mount scores a beautiful volley</p>

Mason Mount scores a beautiful volley

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Premier League leaders Chelsea head east today visiting high-flying West Ham United in a tricky-looking fixture. The Blues are without several first-team options due to injury and hold just a one-point lead at the top of the table, making every game a must-win encounter for them if they want to end a five-year wait for the title. The Hammers are fourth, but a recent drop-off has seen them take just one point from the last three matches since the international break.

Manager David Moyes thinks it’ll click soon isn’t overly concerned at recent defeats as he wants the team to test themselves against the best. “We’re playing the Champions League winners. Last week we played the Champions League finalists as well. I said a few weeks ago, I really want us to play the best teams and see how we do and see where we are at, it is the only way to find out,” he said.

Thomas Tuchel expects a couple of players to return after injury for this fixture and noted that on-loan midfielder Saul could feature at wing-back in the coming weeks, having struggled to get game time in the middle of the park this season. Follow all the latest team news and match updates below:

West Ham vs Chelsea
  • Match broadcast live on BT Sport channels, website and app
  • West Ham: Fabianski; Coufal, Dawson, Diop, Zouma, Johnson; Soucek, Rice; Bowen, Lanzini, Antonio
  • Chelsea: Mendy; Christensen, Silva, Rudiger; James, Loftus-Cheek, Jorginho, Alonso; Mount, Ziyech, Havertz
  • 29 min: Thiago Silva heads Chelsea into first-half lead
  • 40 min: Manuel Lanzini equalises from the penalty spot
  • 44 min: Mason Mount scores a brilliant volley
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Half-time: West Ham 1-2 Chelsea

Chelsea are 45 minutes away from another big win on the road in the Premier League. West Ham need to improve and will surely be a bit more aggressive in the second half. Their 5-2-3 system hasn’t worked too well against Chelsea so far and the visitors have still enjoyed plenty of the ball in promising positions out wide.

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Jamie Braidwood4 December 2021 13:29

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HALF TIME! West Ham 1-2 Chelsea

An entertaining end to the first half at the London Stadium, that, as Premier League leaders Chelsea head into the break in front. Thiago Silva’s downward header from Mason Mount’s corner gave Chelsea the lead following some poor marking from the hosts, but West Ham were given the chance to equalise when Jarrod Bowen pounced on Jorginho’s back-pass and Edouard Mendy brought down the forward with a sliding challenge. Manuel Lanzini converted from the spot but Chelsea quickly retook the lead thanks to a stunning piece of technique from Mount, who beat Lukasz Fabianski with a first-time volley from the angle shortly before the break.

Jamie Braidwood4 December 2021 13:20

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West Ham 1-2 Chelsea

45+1 mins: Chelsea looked like they had a slight opening on the stroke of half-time as Havertz tried to race around the outside of Zouma into the box. The angle closes on Havertz as Zouma slides in. Both players stay down - and Havertz looks like he’s in pain from the challenge.

Jamie Braidwood4 December 2021 13:20

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GOAL! West Ham 1-2 Chelsea (MOUNT 44’)

WHAT A FINISH! Out of nowhere, Chelsea retake the lead! Loftus-Cheek wins the ball back as he challenges Soucek in midfield. He pings it wide to Ziyech who has time to bring it down and drift inside. It looked like the pace of Chelsea’s attack had gone, as Ziyech flighted a ball over to Mount at the back post but the England international connected with the full volley to spectacularly find the bottom corner of Fabianski’s near post. Such impressive control.

Jamie Braidwood4 December 2021 13:15

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West Ham 1-1 Chelsea

43 mins: Mendy’s first touch following the penalty is a shanked clearance into the stands. West Ham have been lifted here.

Jamie Braidwood4 December 2021 13:14

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West Ham 1-1 Chelsea

41 mins: Ziyech drifts inside the West Ham box as Chelsea look to hit back but Dawson makes a big block to deny his shot at goal.

Jamie Braidwood4 December 2021 13:13

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GOAL! West Ham 1-1 Chelsea (LANZINI 40’)

Lanzini sends Mendy the wrong way with a composed penalty into the side-netting, and West Ham are level!

But that was such a needless penalty for Chelsea to conceded. Jorginho’s backpass was underhit and Mendy’s touch invited pressure from Bowen and Rice. Bowen was able to step across the Chelsea goalkeeper who caught the West Ham forward as he tried to slide in.

Jamie Braidwood4 December 2021 13:10

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PENALTY! West Ham 0-1 Chelsea

38 mins: Nightmare for Mendy as he hauls down Bowen!

Jamie Braidwood4 December 2021 13:09

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West Ham 0-1 Chelsea

35 mins: Rudiger is able to carry the ball forward and looks to curl a shot at goal, which Dawson blocks to some murmers of frustration from the West Ham fans. It’s all a bit too easy for Chelsea at the moment. Loftus-Cheek then shifts the ball along to Mount, who found himself in space, but his low drive was gathered by Fabianski.

Jamie Braidwood4 December 2021 13:07

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West Ham 0-1 Chelsea

32 mins: Chelsea again threaten down the right and West Ham are forced into two last-ditch clearances to deny Havertz from steering a shot at goal from point-blank range. Alonso then gets down the left wing and a combination of Dawson and Diop clears as Havertz stole in at the front post.

Chelsea have lifted their tempo following Thiago Silva’s breakthrough.

Jamie Braidwood4 December 2021 13:05

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