<p>Emerson Palmieri celebrates after scoring West Ham’s equaliser</p>

Emerson Palmieri celebrates after scoring West Ham’s equaliser

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West Ham United are taking on Chelsea in a London derby between two sides aiming to push up the table after underwhelming in the first half of the season.

The Hammers come into the game 17th in the table only one point clear of the relegation zone, while Graham Potter’s Blues are ninth and a gaping 10 points from the Champions League positions. Both sides have only one win from their past five league games and are desperate to find their best form against their rivals across the city.

West Ham are unchanged from the draw with Newcastle last time out. Joao Felix comes straight back into the Chelsea team after serving his three-match ban following that red card on debut. January signings Enzo Fernandez, Mykhailo Mudryk and Nonu Madueke all start, while Mason Mount, Conor Gallagher and Hakim Ziyech are all benched.

Follow the latest score and match updates from the Premier League game at the London Stadium below.


GOAL! West Ham 2-1 Chelsea (Soucek, 80)

The Hammers lead! Emerson’s free-kick is delivered to Rice whose header is saved, but the rebound is tapped in by Soucek from close range… but was Rice offside? VAR is checking.

Lawrence Ostlere11 February 2023 14:17


West Ham 1-1 Chelsea

77 min: Mount’s low cross is blocked away by the feet of Fabianski and falls inviting for Fernandez arriving on the edge of the box, but he can’t steer his shot on target with the goalkeeper stranded.

Lawrence Ostlere11 February 2023 14:14


West Ham 1-1 Chelsea

73 min: A chance for Havertz as he glances a header off target. This game is right in the balance, both sides tentatively looking for what would likely be a winner.

Lawrence Ostlere11 February 2023 14:10


West Ham 1-1 Chelsea

68 min: A round of substitutions, as Ings and Downes replace Antonio and Benrahma for West Ham.

Mudryk, Cucurella and Madueke are off for Chelsea subs Ziyech, Chilwell and Mount.

Lawrence Ostlere11 February 2023 14:03


West Ham 1-1 Chelsea

65 min: Benrahma has an ambitious crack at goal, which hits the wall, and it’s a corner.

Lawrence Ostlere11 February 2023 14:00


West Ham 1-1 Chelsea

64 min: Antonio spins Badiashile so cleverly and the young defender is booked when he tries to recover. It will be a free-kick for West Ham, around 35 yards from goal…

Lawrence Ostlere11 February 2023 13:59


West Ham 1-1 Chelsea

62 min: James’ floated cross is caught by Fabianski.

Lawrence Ostlere11 February 2023 13:58


West Ham 1-1 Chelsea

57 min: Another half-chance for Chelsea falls to Mudryk after a ricochet in the box, but he’s sprinting and can’t control it, and the ball bounces off his boot and behind for a goal-kick.

Lawrence Ostlere11 February 2023 13:53


West Ham 1-1 Chelsea

55 min: Chelsea have a free-kick on the left side, which James and Madueke stand over. There are plenty of options in the box to aim it. It’s James who whips in a delivery which is flicked just past the far post by the head of Antonio. Oof, Fabianski was beaten.

Lawrence Ostlere11 February 2023 13:52


West Ham 1-1 Chelsea

53 min: West Ham go on the counter-attack but Bowen’s pass to Antonio is cut out by Mudryk, who had raced back to defend. A moment later West Ham come forwards again and Rice drags his shot wide.

Lawrence Ostlere11 February 2023 13:48

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