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West Ham boss refuses to rule-out move for big-name signing

West Ham are set for major changes this summer to improve their underperforming side and a surprise name has been linked with a move across London. It was confirmed earlier this week that Chelsea legend John Terry will be leaving the Premier League leaders in the summer, although the former England skipper made it clear […]

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West Ham plot move for out-of-favour forward rated at £21.5m

West Ham are set to explore the option of signing Michy Batshuayi on-loan from Chelsea over the course of the summer as they eye improvements to their forward line. Belgian ace Batshuayi, signed from Marseille for a fee believed to be around £33m last summer, has struggled to establish himself amongst the first-team at Stamford […]

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West Ham plot loan move for out-of-favour Premier League forward

West Ham are set to explore the option of signing Michy Batshuayi on-loan from Chelsea over the course of the summer as they eye improvements to their forward line. Belgian ace Batshuayi, signed from Marseille for a fee believed to be around £33m last summer, has struggled to establish himself amongst the first-team at Stamford […]

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FA Cup, Premier League and more: 10 things to look out for this weekend

Millwall and Lincoln are in the mood for further upsets, José Mourinho has a tactical teaser at Chelsea and Rangers at risk of Old Firm derby embarrassment The FA Cup quarter-final at Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday is a fitting way for Neil Harris to celebrate two years in charge of the club he loves. Regardless of the result, the club have been upwardly mobile under Harris, the club’s all-time record goalscorer. Harris …

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Chelsea have the look of an unstoppable force thanks to N’Golo Kanté | Dominic Fifield

West Ham were outnumbered, ground down and eclipsed by a dynamic team that is leaving the rest of the Premier League far behind This was the kind of result to drain any lingering optimism from the chasing pack. A victory to drum in the reality that, for all Antonio Conte’s protestations to the contrary, Chelsea’s pursuit of the title has taken on the feel of a procession. They weathered some turbulence at times here , their backline heaving …

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West Ham United v Chelsea: Premier League – live!

Premier League updates from the 8pm GMT London derby Chelsea’s new £500m stadium gets green light And email Jacob or tweet @JacobSteinberg with your thoughts 9.09pm GMT 50 min: A West Ham attack breaks down and Chelsea break, Hazard outrageously back-flicking the ball to a team-mate. They surge up field and Alonso wins a corner on the left. And… 9.08pm GMT 49 min: Kante gives the ball away – we are contractually obliged to call this an “uncharacteristic error” – …

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West Ham confident there will be no repeat of fan trouble against Chelsea

• Club feel five-point plan made since violence marred EFL Cup tie has worked • Slaven Bilic and Karren Brady were ‘talking for hours’ about crowd problems West Ham United are confident the increased security measures they have put in place will ensure their Premier League match against Chelsea at the London Stadium on Monday night will be free of the hooliganism that marred the previous meeting between the clubs. West Ham…

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Football transfer rumours: Marseille to wrap up £30m Dimitri Payet return?

Today’s fluff was considering downing tools After being handsomely turned over by Hull City on Thursday night, it was back to the drawing board for Manchester United and José Mourinho. The whiteboard already has one name, in capital letters, virtually engraved in permanent marker. That of Antoine Griezmann , with Manchester United hopeful that Paul Pogba’s hearty relationship with a man he spent the whole of July with last summer, can persuade the…

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Golden Goal: Gianfranco Zola for Chelsea v West Ham (1996) | Jacob Steinberg

The Italian striker symbolised Chelsea’s transformation in the 1990s, and his stunning solo goal in his sixth match for the club served notice of his talent to an English game still emerging from its earlier parochialism For students of foreign football, the names in Chelsea’s team for their game against West Ham United on 21 December 1996 rolled off the tongue. Dan Petrescu at right-back, Ruud Gullit and Roberto di Matteo in midfield, Gianfranco Zola up front, Frode Grodas …

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FA Cup third round: Reading’s Jaap Stam faces return to Manchester United

• Barrow v Rochdale; Sutton v AFC Wimbledon; Everton v Leicester • Manchester United v Reading; Chelsea v Notts County/Peterborough The FA Cup third-round draw brought a local derby but no glamorous rewards for the non-league teams left in this season’s competition, with Jaap Stam’s return to Manchester United as Reading manager one of the round’s few intriguing subplots. There will be four all-Premier League ties when the FA Cup resumes early next…

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Two supporters banned after crowd trouble at West Ham v Chelsea match

• Action taken after events at London Stadium in EFL Cup tie • Chelsea supporter banned for five years for threatening behaviour Two men have been given football banning orders for their part in the crowd trouble that marred West Ham’s 2-1 EFL Cup win over Chelsea at the London Stadium last month. Michael Parker, a 51-year-old Chelsea supporter, received a five-year banning order after he was charged with threatening behaviour and…

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Violence at West Ham: who is to blame and what must be done?

There are six areas of contention to emerge from events at the London Stadium, ranging from how rival fans could be so close together to how the FA will respond The headline flashpoint during the EFL Cup tie between West Ham United and Chelsea on Wednesday night kicked off in stoppage time, when some of the visiting supporters made for the exit at the back of the lower tier of the Sir Trevor Brooking…

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‘I won’t be going back there’ – a Chelsea fan’s view of crowd trouble

Violent incidents marred West Ham’s EFL Cup tie against Chelsea – one visiting fan points the finger squarely at the stewarding at the London Stadium I absolutely loved Upton Park and the atmosphere was fantastic but I wouldn’t go back to the London Stadium. During the first half it was all quite well behaved really. There were small pockets of Chelsea fans giving some back, you get that at any football ground, but there wasn’t any inciting hatred…

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West Ham v Chelsea match marred by fan violence – video

Amateur footage shows crowd trouble inside the London Stadium towards the end of West Ham’s 2-1 EFL Cup win over Chelsea on Wednesday night. Plastic bottles, seats and coins were thrown. Police made seven arrests. Both clubs have promised to ban for life any supporters found guilty of wrongdoing Original footage by @Jayzinq West Ham v Chelsea: Slaven Bilic condemns violence at London Stadium Continue reading…

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3-5-2: The West Ham starting XI that should beat Chelsea in the EFL Cup

Some would say the EFL Cup should not be a priority given the start to the season we’ve had in the Premier League. However, after back-to-back wins and three games unbeaten, we’re no longer desperate to pick up some form in the league. This is why it’s no surprise to hear Slaven Bilic bang on

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Slaven Bilic hails fan support before Chelsea League Cup clash – video

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic says he hopes to have the fans’ support during their League Cup clash with Chelsea on Wednesday, following an improved atmosphere in their 1-0 win over Sunderland on Saturday. Bilic says West Ham have regained their confidence having claimed seven points in their last three matches West Ham take ‘robust’ steps to avoid crowd trouble against Chelsea Continue reading…

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West Ham take ‘robust’ steps to avoid crowd trouble against Chelsea

• Restrictions on ticket and alcohol sales at high-risk fixture • London Stadium stewarding beefed up following disturbances West Ham United and Chelsea supporters face body searches, alcohol restrictions and post-match segregation as part of a “robust policing plan” aimed at minimising crowd trouble at the EFL Cup tie on Wednesday. There has been trepidation surrounding the fixture ever since the draw for the fourth round was made last month given the rivalry that exists between the clubs and the…

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West Ham’s Slaven Bilic ‘not happy’ Costa wasn’t sent off in Chelsea win

• Manager believes Chelsea match-winner should have got two yellow cards • ‘I’m not happy with the way we played. We can do much better’ Slaven Bilic and his West Ham United players were left bemoaning the reluctance of the referee to dismiss Diego Costa for two bookable offences as the Spain forward scored the late goal that ensured Antonio Conte’s tenure as Chelsea manager began with a morale-boosting win . Anthony Taylor opted not to show Costa…

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Antonio Conte steps into the Chelsea spotlight but Mourinho shadow remains | Amy Lawrence

Stamford Bridge’s new manager shows total absorption in the 2-1 win over West Ham, punctuated by yells of frustration in Italian at missed chances For the Chelsea supporters who arrived at a balmy Stamford Bridge for the opening salvo of the season against West Ham there was a weird sense of everything being kind of the same but different. The external decorations outside the ground still depicted giant posters of José Mourinho in his Chelsea blazer holding the Premier …

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Crystal ball gazing is for mugs – just ask me about Leicester City | Paul Wilson

The predictions game is littered with embarrassing own goals but how about Manchester United to win the Premier League and Watford to go down Niall MacSweeney, a Dublin-based Sunderland supporter and long-standing Observer reader, has been in touch with a suggestion. “It would be great if you could predict from one to 20 the finishing places in the new season’s Premier League,” he writes. “Always good fun to compare with my own …

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Chelsea hold the keys to West Ham’s crucial striker raid

Chelsea may decide whether West Ham are successful in their move to sign AC Milan striker Carlos Bacca, according to Inside Futbol. The Hammers have had a €30m bid for Bacca accepted by the Serie A giants, and have since offered the 29-year-old a contract worth €4.5m-a-year. However, it was being reported yesterday that Bacca

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Michy Batshuayi’s perfect audition paves way for £33m Chelsea move

From his childhood in Brussels’ notorious Molenbeek district, the Belgium international has developed into one of Europe’s most promising strikers and could be the long-term replacement for Didier Drogba at Stamford Bridge As auditions go, Michy Batshuayi could not have planned his any better. With Belgium leading 1-0 in the 75th minute of their last-16 tie against Hungary on Sunday, the 22-year-old of Congolese heritage who spent some of his…

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Michy Batshuayi set for Chelsea medical before £33m move from Marseille

• Blues see off competition from Crystal Palace, West Ham and Juventus • Belgium striker will be Antonio Conte’s first signing of busy transfer period Chelsea have acted with ruthless efficiency to secure the Belgium forward, Michy Batshuayi, from Marseille in a deal worth an initial €40m (£33.2m) as they seek to kickstart a busy summer of squad strengthening at Stamford Bridge. Related: Henrikh Mkhitaryan set to join Manchester United for £30m after ‘improved offer’ Related: Fulham’s…

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Football transfer rumours: Chelsea and Barcelona battle for Samuel Umtiti?

Today’s rumours are making the best of things The Mill just cannot work in these conditions. First we hear that West Ham have told Chelsea that Dimitri Payet is not for sale at any price and then we hear that Lyon have told West Ham that Alexandre Lacazette is not for sale at any any price after the east London club made a renewed bid of £32m. And all that after Romelu Lukaku effectively pledged his …

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West Ham’s David Sullivan bemoans lack of penalties after Chelsea draw

• Joint-chairman says Hammers are given fewer spot kicks than other teams • ‘What hurts me is we get no such marginal calls our way’ The West Ham United joint-chairman David Sullivan claims his club have been getting a raw deal with penalty decisions for years. West Ham have been awarded just one spot-kick this term, and have not been given one away from home in the league in the past four seasons. …

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A West Ham masterclass set to end a 14 year Chelsea hoodoo?

This weekend is another big game for us Hammers fans to enjoy – an away trip across the city to Stamford Bridge where we face a very unusual Chelsea team. This is quite possibly the worst season the Blues have had during the Roman empire, and is probably the start of a slow decline towards

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1 Chelsea 30
2 Manchester City 29
3 Liverpool 28
4 West Ham United 23
5 Arsenal 23
6 Wolverhampton Wanderers 20
7 Tottenham Hotspur 19
8 Manchester United 18
9 Brighton & Hov… 18
10 Leicester City 18
11 Crystal Palace 16
12 Brentford 16
13 Aston Villa 16
14 Everton 15
15 Southampton 14
16 Watford 13
17 Leeds United 12
18 Burnley 9
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20 Newcastle United 6

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