CHELSEA take on West Ham in a huge game this evening in the race for the Premier League top four spots.
The Blues are level on points with the Hammers, who stray just behind their rivals on goal difference in fifth place.
- Start time: 8pm GMT
- TV/Live stream: Sky Sports Premier League/Main Event
- West Ham: To follow
- Chelsea XI: To follow
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- Joshua Mbu
West Ham are occupying 5th spot in the Premier League, and they're level on points with today's opponents Chelsea in 4th.
But goal difference separates the two sides.
Liverpool fell at the final hurdle in their game against Newcastle earlier today, with Arsenal loanee Joe Willock scoring a late, late equaliser.
- Joshua Mbu
West Ham have won three of their last five home league games against Chelsea (D1 L1), as many as in their previous 14 against them.
They last won back-to-back home league games against the Blues in May 2003.
Chelsea are looking to achieve their eighth Premier League double over West Ham, something they’ve only managed as many times in the competition against Man City (10), Sunderland (8) and Tottenham (8).
- Joshua Mbu
And welcome to the live blog for West Ham vs Chelsea!
The two London sides clash at the London Stadium in a game that could shape the top-four race.
The Hammers have had a fine season, and they sit in 5th place behind today's opponents Chelsea in 4th on goal difference.
And with Liverpool conceding late on against Newcastle an hour ago throwing away three points, whoever wins today's game can go four points clear of the Premier League champions.
This game also comes after Chelsea's failed attempt to join a breakaway 'European Super League', so we know who Gary Neville will be supporting!
In terms of team news, Craig Dawson misses the game through suspension after his calamitous first half in last week's defeat at Newcastle.
The Hammers could change shape. The three at the back last week proved it doesn't work without Aaron Cresswell.
The left-back is also a doubt for the game alongside Arthur Masuaku.
Youngster Ben Johnson is likely to keep his place on the left side of the defence.
With the change of shape, Said Benrahma could be handed a start with the Hammers going more attacking.
Declan Rice remains out with a knee injury, but the midfielder is making good progress and is ahead of schedule.
As for Chelsea, Mateo Kovacic is the only injury worry for boss Thomas Tuchel.
The teamsheets are due to be released in an hour so don't go anywhere!
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