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Hello and welcome in to this Premier League live blog, as West Ham and Chelsea meet in Saturday's early kick off. We'll be bringing you all the latest updates as the league leaders make the short trip to the fourth-placed side. It should be a good one and we'll have details from the build-up and then minute-by-minute updates too.

West Ham vs Chelsea LIVE SCORE: 1-2

This marks the start of our West Ham vs Chelsea live blog, with the most recent updates the ones nearest the top. Follow along with us as leaders Chelsea try to navigate this tricky test.

Minute 50: West Ham survive Chelsea's corners

Chelsea have already scored from a corner in this one and they win a couple of corner kicks early in this second half. But, West Ham are able to survive as they settle into this second half.

Minute 46: Here we go again!

The first half was thrilling. Now, let's see what the second half has to offer us, as Romelu Lukaku comes on in place of the injured Havertz. He'll offer a different kind of problem for the home side's back line.

Half time: A wild first half comes to a close

Chelsea have twice taken the lead in this London derby and Mason Mount's volley has them in front at the break. There is some bad news for the Blues, though, as Kai Havertz goes down with an apparent ankle injury just before the interval.

Minute 44: Antonio almost scores from the restart!

Spotting Mendy off his line, Michail Antonio shoots straight from the kick off following the Chelsea goal. It flies wide, but it's not too far off. This game is getting crazy.


Wow, what a goal! West Ham were playing well following their equaliser, but then Chelsea launch a counter that sees Mount volley in a long cross-field pass from Ziyech.


It's 1-1! Manuel Lanzini converts from the spot with confidence. West Ham pull level thanks to Bowen's perseverance, Mendy's mistake and Lanzini's composure.

Minute 37: Penalty for West Ham!

Bowen does really well to pressure Mendy and wrestle possession off the Chelsea goalkeeper, who then fouls the West Ham man as he tries to get the ball back. West Ham have a great chance to equalise.

Minute 30: Now Silva saves a goal

After scoring at the other end, Thiago Silva is now decisive in his own area as he clears a bouncing Vladimir Coufal effort off the line. He has had a great couple of minutes.


West Ham are usually the set piece experts, but it's Chelsea who score from a corner as Thiago Silva finds enough space to head down and past Fabianski. It's 1-0 to the Blues.

Minute 24: A header from Havertz

West Ham have grown into this game, but Chelsea still look dangerous whenever they attack and they create a headed chance for Kai Havertz, which Fabianski manages to gather.

Minute 18: Set piece chances for West Ham

West Ham are so strong at set pieces and they have a couple of opportunities, with a freekick into the box leading to a corner and with that corner creating some penalty box pinball. Chelsea survive, but they won't want to give away many more freekicks.

Minute 10: James tries his luck

Reece James gets a shot off from outside the penalty area. It's comfortable for Lukasz Fabianski, but it's a warning for the West Ham defenders, who might need to get tighter.

Minute 9: Chances for West Ham

West Ham get up the other end and create a couple of opportunities. Jarrod Bowen fires one shot wide and Tomas Soucek has a header bounce just past the far post.

Minute 6: Ziyech can't connect

Chelsea have their first good chance of the game, with a deflected cross rolling to Hakim Ziyech. But, he can't connect properly and West Ham are let off the hook.

Minute 3: Chelsea pin West Ham back

The opening three minutes have been spent entirely in the West Ham half, with Chelsea pinning their hosts deep. But, the Hammers are well positioned and keep the Blues at arm's length.

Minute 1: Kick off in West Ham vs Chelsea!

Here we go then! West Ham vs Chelsea is underway. Let's see if David Moyes' side can take another scalp or if the leaders can extend their lead at the top of the table.

12:20 GMT: It's a sunny day for it

It's a crisp December Saturday in London, with low temperatures of seven degrees but with sun in the sky above the London Stadium. Kick off is coming up shortly in West Ham vs Chelsea.

12:00 GMT: Still time to make your West Ham vs Chelsea predictions

If you haven't voted in our pre-match poll yet then there's still time, with half an hour until kick off. Have your say on what you think the West Ham vs Chelsea result will be.

11:40 GMT: The West Ham line-up is out too

We have the West Ham line-up as well, with David Moyes deciding to start with: Fabianski; Johnson, Zouma, Dawson, Diop, Coufal; Soucek, Rice; Bowen, Lanzini, Antonio.

11:30 GMT: Here's Tuchel's Chelsea XI

We have the first of the line-ups, with Thomas Tuchel's Chelsea starting as follows: Mendy; James, Christensen, Thiago Silva, Rudiger, Alonso; Loftus-Cheek, Jorginho; Ziyech, Mount, Havertz.

11:05 GMT: It's Andre Marriner in the middle

The referee for this West Ham vs Chelsea Premier League match is Andre Marriner. This is his first time refereeing the Hammers this season, while it'll be his second Chelsea match after also overseeing their 1-1 draw with Burnley.

10:30 GMT: It's an even head to head record

This has been a very competitive fixture over the past few seasons. Chelsea may have won both matches last year, but if you look at all their clashes since the start of 2017/18 then the record is three wins each and two draws.

09:55 GMT: Make your West Ham vs Chelsea predictions

Who do you think will win this London derby between West Ham and Chelsea? You can have your say here in our poll, so let us know if you're predicting a home victory, an away win or a draw.

09:35 GMT: What are the West Ham vs Chelsea predicted line-ups?

Romelu Lukaku, Jorginho and Thiago Silva could all be in line to start, so the probable Chelsea line-up is Mendy; Christensen, Silva, Rudiger; Azpilicueta, Loftus-Cheek, Jorginho, Alonso; Mount, Lukaku, Havertz. As for the home team, West Ham's predicted XI is: Fabianski; Johnson, Dawson, Zouma, Cresswell; Soucek, Rice; Bowen, Benrahma, Fornals; Antonio.

09:20 GMT: When does West Ham vs Chelsea start?

West Ham vs Chelsea gets going at 12:30 GMT this Saturday, which is 13:30 CET for those in central Europe or 07:30 ET or 04:30 PT in the USA. UK-based fans can tune in on BT Sport 1 or the BT Sport App, while fans in the US can watch on the NBC Sports app, NBCSN or Telemundo Deportes En Vivo.

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