That was an entertaining sport from the get-go to the final knockings. Chelsea performed some beautiful soccer however lacked a leading edge. It’s a well-known theme in Graham Potter’s profession, and he seems to be a bit upset because the whistle goes. David Moyes is lots happier, with a spring in his step as he applauds the house followers for his or her help. A degree is extra priceless to West Ham than Chelsea proper now. The guests will rue VAR’s reluctance to award a penalty for Soucek’s late handball – and on stability West Ham have been fortunate – however there was in all probability simply sufficient uncertainty about what he was doing together with his arm as he fell to justify the non-decision. On that topic, Emerson, West Ham’s goalscoring hero and previously of Chelsea, speaks to BT Sport. “It’s simply soccer, with out the soccer we’re buddies, it’s at all times good to see them. However I’m joyful for the aim as properly. It’s so, so good to attain. I’ve a variety of respect for Chelsea however at this time is my day. I prayed for the VAR after they referred to as for it! It was a tricky sport and we suffered lots. It’s an vital level.”
FULL TIME: West Ham 1-1 Chelsea
One other valuable level for West Ham United. One other irritating draw for mid-table Chelsea.
90 min +4: On BT Sport, Jermaine Jenas names Enzo Fernandez as his participant of the match.
90 min +3: West Ham are on the entrance foot right here. A throw is received deep in Chelsea territory on the left. Coufal flings it in. Some head tennis within the Chelsea field results in nothing.
90 min +1: The primary of 5 added minutes passes.
90 min: You possibly can make case that Soucek moved his hand in direction of that ball. However he was falling and that was his supporting arm. You’ll be able to argue it each methods, as folks love to do rationally on the web. On stability, West Ham have in all probability received away with one there, with the clear-and-obvious caveat giving VAR an out.
89 min: Chilwell barrels down the left. His cutback by some means evades each Ziyech and Havertz. The ball finally finds Gallagher, who has a whack from the sting of the D. His low drive pings off Soucek’s hand because the West Ham man falls to the bottom. Fabianski gathers. Chelsea need a penalty, however neither referee nor VAR is fascinated about awarding one.
87 min: A snapshot from the VAR reveals that Rice was clearly offside as Emerson swung the free kick in. Factor is, he had no should be. He was in a pocket of house, unchallenged, and looking out throughout the road. Too keen to attain a aim that will have likely earned West Ham three valuable factors.
86 min: Ziyech sends a few crosses in from the appropriate. One is flicked on by Mount, just for Kehrer to clear; the opposite is banged clear by Ogbonna. Chelsea are pushing the hosts again once more.
NO GOAL! West Ham 1-1 Chelsea
84 min: Rice was certainly offside. Soucek smiles ruefully. Ziyech, who had given away the free kick cheaply, will probably be a relieved man.
83 min: … however there’s going to be a VAR test. Rice seems to be offside. That is certainly going to be dominated out … although you by no means know from the angles we’re proven.
GOAL! West Ham 2-1 Chelsea (Soucek 82)
A scrumptious ball curled into the field by Emerson. Rice heads goalwards. Kepa parries just for Soucek to bundle house. The London Stadium erupts!
81 min: Ings makes a nuisance of himself down the left. He’s going nowhere, however Ziyech pointlessly shoves him within the again. A free kick and an opportunity for West Ham to load the field. And from the free kick …
80 min: The spectacular Aguerd has pulled one thing and is changed by Johnson. West Ham have had no luck with accidents at this time.
79 min: Gallagher comes on for Loftus-Cheek.
78 min: Silva rolls a intelligent ball down the within proper for Mount, who instances his run into the field completely. Mount crosses low. Havertz prepares to slam house solely to be denied by Fabianski’s sliding clearance. Nice play all spherical.
76 min: A couple of pigeons collect close to the centre circle. One thing of a lull.
74 min: Chilwell bombs down the left and crosses in direction of Havertz on the close to submit. Havertz heads powerfully vast left below stress from Ogbonna.
73 min: James and Bowen come collectively within the Chelsea field. James unintentionally clatters Bowen on the jaw with a trailing arm, the latter happening and claiming a penalty. He’s not getting one.
72 min: Soucek’s backheel from a good place out proper tees up Coufal for a shot. Nevertheless Coufal opts to put off for Ings. The ball’s block-tackled away from hazard. He ought to have shot.
71 min: Chelsea’s possession stat has dropped to a mere 71 %.
69 min: Bowen bustles down the appropriate and manages to dig out a cross from a really tight spot. Soucek wafts a header harmlessly over, and will really feel he ought to have executed higher from ten yards out. Chelsea counter, Havertz enjoying Chilwell in down the left channel. Earlier than Chilwell can get both a cross or shot away, Aguerd comes throughout to dam on the expense of a nook, from which nothing comes.
68 min: Chelsea reply with a triple change. Mount, Ziyech and Chilwell exchange Mudryk, Madueke and Cucurella.
67 min: West Ham make a double change. Ings and Downes come on for Antonio and Benrahma.
66 min: The nook is swung in. Kepa flaps, however will get away with it.
65 min: Benrahma takes the free kick. A whack from the perfect a part of 30 yards. Bold, nevertheless it’s deflected and earns a nook on the appropriate.
64 min: Antonio spins Badiashile within the centre circle and tears off. Badiashile provides chase, clips his in-flight opponent, and takes a yellow for the crew.
63 min: Felix wedges in elegantly from the appropriate. Havertz winds his neck again, getting ready to slam a header house, however Fabianski reads the hazard properly to say.
62 min: Coufal skitters down the appropriate touchline and digs out a cross, however there’s no one in place to compete within the centre and Chelsea cope with the issue simply sufficient. Motion on the West Ham bench. They’re getting ready some adjustments. They definitely have to shake issues up all proper.
61 min: James makes his method down the appropriate and wins one other Chelsea nook. Felix swings it in. Aguerd heads it out.
60 min: Benrahma drops deep and tries to launch Bowen with a raking ball down the center. Badiashile reads the hazard and intercepts, to widespread groaning. The house followers are getting a bit testy, with their crew struggling to get out of their ultimate third.
58 min: Chelsea are slowly turning up the warmth, although. They instantly come again at West Ham down the left, Mudryk one-twoing with Felix solely to miscontrol the return out for a aim kick. A silkier contact and he’d have been taking pictures from the left-hand nook of the six-yard field.
57 min: After the standard faffing, James whips the free kick into the mixer. Antonio rises, however his try at a defensive header almost results in a spectacular personal aim, the ball whistling millimetres vast of the bottom of the right-hand submit. Fabianski was rooted to the spot. Nothing comes of the ensuing nook.
55 min: Mudryk dances his method down the left and is introduced down by Coufal’s hanging leg. A free kick simply exterior the field, and a yellow card for Coufal. Repeated transgressions, most certainly, as a result of in and of itself, that foul was of the backyard selection.
54 min: Cucurella works his method down the left and earns a nook off Bowen. Chelsea load the field however Fabianski claims the nook simply. West Ham break by way of Bowen up the appropriate. Bowen tries to launch Antonio with a move down the channel, just for Mudryk to intercept. A poor move. However West Ham come once more, Rice fizzing a low drive inches vast of the left-hand submit. Kepa had it lined, nevertheless it was a good sufficient effort.
52 min: James curls in low and arduous from the appropriate. No person in butterscotch assaults the ball, which clanks off Ogbonna and is claimed by Fabianski. A sometimes effective supply from James, although.
51 min: Extra noise now. Everybody executed with their repast, refreshments and ablutions.
49 min: A slight not-everyone-back-yet-from-the-lavvies-and-bars ambiance to the beginning of this second interval. It almost picks up when Antonio and Coufal mix neatly down the appropriate, however the latter dallies and is dispossessed with Benrahma in house within the center, screaming to be seen.
47 min: Coufal throws lengthy from the West Ham proper. The bounce of the ball by some means evades each Bowen and Antonio within the Chelsea field and Kepa can declare. Not solely certain Chelsea defended that significantly properly, thoughts; had the flight of the ball not foxed the West Ham duo, they’d have been in a position to take an unchallenged pop at aim.
West Ham get the second half underway. No adjustments.
Half-time leisure. West Ham and Chelsea aren’t the one large southern rivals locking horns at this time. Right here’s Ed Aarons to your edification.
HALF TIME: West Ham 1-1 Chelsea
Dominant Chelsea have had the ball within the internet 3 times, however have been appropriately flagged offside twice. West Ham plundered an equaliser and that is arrange deliciously for the second half!
45 min +3: … as do the second and third.
45 min +1: The primary of 4 added minutes ticks by with out incident.
45 min: Chelsea set about enjoying their method out from the again. Coufal places a cease to their fancy notions by agriculturally clipping Cucurella to the ground. Unsure how he’s prevented a reserving there, however that’s what he’s executed.
43 min: The primary lull of the sport, 43 minutes in. The punters getting good bang for his or her buck at this time. “For an awesome many causes, I’ve by no means appreciated Chelsea,” begins Matt Dony, pitching for the Fulham greenback. “However, this third equipment is gorgeous. I hate it when groups I dislike come out with sensible kits. Worst offenders have been Arsenal of their commemorative 05/06 shirt. The cognitive dissonance of seeing one among my all-time favorite kits, on one among my least favorite groups. Shouldn’t be allowed.”
41 min: Felix curls in direction of the underside proper. One other sturdy Fabianski arm denies him. The ball goes out for a nook, from which Badiashile heads harmlessly over from a really first rate central place. Chelsea may fairly simply have 4 or 5 objectives already, however right here we’re.
39 min: Fernandez, Mudryk, Havertz and Felix race upfield in elegant formation. Felix heads for the field solely to be shocked by Soucek. It’s a barely gentle free kick however one which’s at all times going to be given when an in-flight ahead is nudged. Or not less than given as a rule. Felix to take.