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Zouma has twanged his left calf or hamstring.
Hudson-Odoi skitters down the left, beating Coufal before laying it off to Mount in the box who scuffs his shot straight at Fabianski's feet.
Nothing much of note from Lukaku so far. He is playing right up against Zouma.
Jarrod Bowen has been outstanding today, earning the penalty and scoring the second equaliser
Chelsea replace Ziyech with Hudson-Odoi.
Mendy is uncharacteristically uncertain today and males a mess of a cross, allowing it to bounce rather than battling Antonio for it.
Chelsea attack with gusto from the kick-off and Mount scuds a daisy-cutter cross through the six-yard box that Coufal prods away from Ziyech who was closing in to try to finish.
Chelsea concede two goals in the Premier League for the first time this season. Antonio wins a header on halfway, Coufal takes it down the right, plays it to Antonio who had raced forward to take and lay it off to Coufal who prods it on to Bowen on the right. The forward cuts infield to the edge of the area and lines up Christensen before arrowing a left-foot shot through his legs and into the bottom right corner.
West Ham 2 Chelsea 2 (Bowen)
Slick West Ham move ends abruptly when Rudiger intercepts Bowen's pass intended for Masuaku and haring off upfield, carrying in 50 yards to the edge of the box before slipping it too far in front of Ziyech which forces his shot into the side-netting. Mount was unmarked to Rudiger's right.
Rice cuts out Loftus-Cheeks' square pass and hurtles up the left, pursued and ultimately tackled by James.
Chelsea corner from the left bundled behind by Diop with a final touch from Jorginho the referee didn't spot, They have another go and West Ham defend that one and push out with Antonio sprinting down the inside-right and too late triggering a pass to Bowen which catches him offside. Good covering work by Loftus-Cheek to cover and tackle Bowen nonetheless.
A good set of head tennis down the Chelsea left ends when they switch play over to the right and then knock it out for a West Ham throw from which Loftus-Cheek fells Lanzini. Free-kick.
Romelu Lukaku replaces the injured Havertz.
For the first half hour West Ham did a good job of suffocating Chelsea's attack but one lapse of concentration from Michail Antonio undid all that good work. For the next few minutes Chelsea were in complete control until they shot themselves in the foot and were rattled for the next few minutes following the equaliser then conjured a lovely goal. Very entertaining half.
After lengthy treatment for Havertz, the ref blows for half-time as soon as they restart. Both Zouma and Havertz limp back for their orange quarters.
Lanzini steps up ...
Haverts requires treatment after crashing into the goal following Zouma's vital sliding tackle.
From the kick-off Antonio spots Mendy off his line and tries to chip him but the ball sails off to the left.
Johnson limps off and on comes Masuaku at left wing-back.
Loftus-Cheek wins the ball in the centre-circle then arcs a chip out to Ziyech running down the left. He controls it with a velvety touch then floats an outswinging cross over to the back post where Mount meets it 15 yards out and guides a lovely right-foot volley with his instep inside the near post. Fabianski should have done better.
West Ham 1 Chelsea 2 (Mount) Brilliant goal. As good as you'll see.
West Ham fans are screeching sarcastically when Mendy makes a clearance that doesn't have the direction or distance he expected.
Lanzini is right in James' face after scoring. Jorginho shouldn't have put Mendy in that position but the keeper also had time to lump it into Row Z but decided to show that he is a baller by trying a flick and a turn to escape Bowen and falling flat on his egg-splattered face. As Ruud Gullit once said, goalkeepers can't play football. That's why they're goalkeepers.
West Ham 1 Chelsea 1 (Lanzini, pen)Buries it unstoppably into the left of the goal, having sent Mendy the other way.
Dreadful backpass from Jorginho and Mendy, trying to set himself for the kick with Bowen breathing down his neck, turns, loses it and chops him down.
Glenn Hoddle points out that Fbianski's feet were off the ground when Thiago Silva made contact which meant that he couldn't dive far enough to reach it with his palm rather than his fingertips.
Christensen has a dig from 25 yards out and his shot sails high, wide and hideously into the crowd but moments later Mount has a pop, too, and at least conjures a save from Fabianski but it was fired too close to him from 25 yards through human traffic.
Good chance for Loftus-Cheek but he thumps his shot from 20 yards straight into Fabianski's chest.
Thiago Silva demonstrates his defensive nous barely a minute after scoring to lurk at the back post and behind Mendy to whack Coufal's shot across goal off the line.
Thiago Silva catches Antonio cold with a clever run and Antonio can't get his feet set to challenge in the air from a tight-wing corner. Thiago meets it crisply and knocks it into the keeper's bottom left corner. Fabianski got a finger tip to it at full-stretch but didn't have the strength in his knuckle to claw it away, knocking it on to the post and in.
West Ham 0 Chelsea 1 (Thiago Silva)
James, Chelsea's brightest attacking spark, slips down the right and stands up a cross for Havertz who has allowed Dawson to go towards the ball and exploited his movement to dash between him and Zouma but his header is poor, not enough power, pace o precision to beat Fabianski who flops to his left to gather easily.
Jorginho is hounded off the ball and his feet by Rice and Bowen as West Ham up their pressing intensively all of a sudden. Jorginho falls on the ball then picks it up and hurls it in disgust when penalised, earning himself a booking. From the free-kick, 20 yards inside their own half, they pick out Antonio who shoots from the left-side of the box, hammering a shot that never looked like troubling Mendy.
Coufal blocks the cross out for a corner. Ziyech takes but can't beat the first man.
West Ham win the near-post flick on. Chelsea scramble it out to the left of the box where it falls, unfortunately, to Dawson, who has to snatch at a shot that is harmlessly poked straight at Mendy.
Rice takes the free-kick, 35 yards out, wide right and bends it to the left of the D where Loftus-Cheek heads the menacing cross behind for a corner.
Rice is fouled - his control is excellent - but the referee plays advantage as he prods the ball forward to Lanzini as he falls and Jorginho wrestles the Hammers' attacking midfielder to the floor,
West Ham have a good spell of possession but they can't break the lines and after 20 or so passes Christensen picks off Johnson's attempt to play Antonio down the inside-left. West Ham then retreat deep into banks of five and four.
As Darke and Hoddle point out, West Ham are trying to play this as an away side, using the counter-attack and allowing Chelsea as much possession as they like. Rudiger needlessly fouls Bowen to stifle a promising Chelsea attack down the left.
James drifts infield and receives the ball to the left of the D from Alonso and Mount's move, thumping it low to Fabianski's right who gets across and saves the bobbling ball unhindered by the sun in his eyes.
A minute earlier Antonio bullocks down the left and bends a centre-forward's ideal cross into the box for the usually lethal Soucek, who bluntly heads it wide. Should have scored.
There's a minute's applause for Arthur Labinjo-Hughes on six minutes.
After that Thiago Silva misplaces a chip and Bowen gobbles it up and drives down the inside-left before spanking a shot from 20 yards that whistles over the bar.
Seems to have been a slight Hoddlesque Chilwell/Cresswell mix-up there, suggesting that Alonso had lost his place to Cresswell and now he has a chance to win it back.
Chelsea attack down the right and Diop is not looking very secure in that left-sided centre-back role, leaving too much space between Johnson and the left touchline. James bombs into the space and whips over a cross that is just ahead of Ziyech who extends his leg as far as he can and tries to stab it through the six-yard box but finds a thicket of West Ham legs blocking him.
Good run from Bowen to split Rudiger and Thiago Silva but the long diagonal from the right fortuitously bounces close enough to Rudiger for him to hack it away.
Diop shoves James over needlessly as Rice had already stepped across him. Free-kick 35 yardsout on the right. Rice wins the header off the overly floaty free-kick. Needed more whip and dip.
The players take a knee then Chelsea kick off, attacking from left to right. They play it around on the right then back to Christensen who knocks it long up the right and Diop mops up.
Chelsea win the ball back on halfway and send Mount up the left where he earns a throw-in by the corner flag off Coufal's shins.
Chelsea are in yellow and black, Yer Actual West Ham in claret and blue, naturally.
I've made the changes for tactical reasons against Chelsea to try and negate their strengths and what they do. We've been making chances but not converting them. We had plenty of chances against Manchester City to win the game.
He also says, interestingly, that their success means more players than ever are now absent on international duty and last season they used those three fortnights very effectively to drill the players on the system.
The schedule is relentless. We need to build Romelu up [because] there is a difference between match ready and training ready and Premier League ready. He needs to be patient and that is not his nature.
Has dropped a pre-lunch 'bulls---'! He was being asked whether he was innately gifted or whether he worked hard. He bridled the hypothesis that talent was a substitute for graft in choice terms for which he will be forgiven because he is so lovable.
West Ham United Fabianski; Zouma, Dawson, Diop; Coufal, Soucek, Rice, Johnson; Bowen, Lanzini, Antonio.Substitutes Areola, Yarmolenko, Fornals, Vlasic, Noble, Benrahma, Masuaku, Kral, Ashby.
Chelsea Mendy; Christensen, Thiago Silva, Rudiger; James, Loftus-Cheek, Jorginho, Marcos Alonso; Ziyech, Mount Havertz.Substitutes Kepa, Lukaku, Pulisic, Werner, Saul, Barkley, Hudson-Odoi, Azpilicueta, Sarr.
Referee: Andre Marriner (Solihull).
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