A disciplined West Ham United dwarfed Chelsea’s chances in Saturday’s Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge, which went scoreless at half-time.

Wesley Fofana makes his Chelsea debut and has already been warmly applauded for relieving Michail Antonio of the ball – no mean feat for a defender.

The Blues started the game with Raheem Sterling and Christian Pulisic in attack, but David Moyes’ visitors are doing an outstanding job (sorry) of limiting the hosts’ chances.

Their next target will be to get a big buck by signing Lucas Paqueta on the ball when they manage to regain possession, although that’s not something they were desperate to do.

The Sporting News follows the match live and provides live score updates and commentary.

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Chelsea vs West Ham live score

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Chelsea vs West Ham live updates, Premier League highlights

62 minutes: GOOOAAALLL! Antonio puts West Ham in front! The Hammers have a series of corners, Mendy beats down on the last delivery, Rice flips him over the line and Antonio gets a boot out to score! Chelsea might say he shouldn’t be on the pitch, but he opened the scoring!

59 minutes: Tuchel blinks first – Armando Broja and Mason Mount are in place of Gallagher and Pulisic. Meanwhile, in the latest episode of ‘Any Luck Out There?’, Antonio escapes punishment for grabbing Silva hard around the head as they sprint for the ball.

55 mins: Is James any luck there? Antonio, having lost possession on a promising counter, stumbles the Chelsea full-back as he heads towards the halfway mark. James then appears to put a foot in the attacker’s hip as he drives past, but he only gets a yellow card after a small scuffle.

51 minutes: Better from Chelsea, as two promising sterling runs in as many minutes set West Ham’s defense back. Zouma returns the ball behind for a corner from the second, and while this free kick did nothing, Gallagher wins a free kick in a more promising position, which Antonio looks behind.

49 mins: Fofana’s eyes light up as Pulisic plays him into space, 25 yards from West Ham’s goal. He ends up for what would be a stunning first strike… and his shot bounces off the billboards, about five yards wide from the post. Worth it, however.

46 mins: We’re back, and it was West Ham who started the half with flying colors. Antonio wins a free kick and the ball is passed to Bowen via a throw-in, but his cross goes nowhere. Still, Chelsea haven’t quite woken up yet.

HALF-TIME: West Ham ended the half on the front foot, but it was scoreless at the break, with few chances either side. The Hammers have been disciplined and hard to break, while Chelsea have too often seemed risk averse, refusing more adventurous play in favor of ball retention.

45 mins: Koulibaly forays down the left wing, gets topped off by two defenders covering West Ham, and it’s a goal kick. That pretty much sums up the first half.

43 mins: We have a stoppage here after Loftus-Cheek and Soucek clashed for a corner. Both seem ok to continue.

38 mins: A first real half chance for West Ham as Antonio turns and sends a dangerous deflected cross towards the penalty area, with no team-mates nearby. Coufal hands it over, he nods and Fornals tries an ambitious volley that wasn’t too far from Edouard Mendy’s goal.

34 mins: There’s that movement from Sterling and Pulisic that we’ve been waiting for. The latter falls deep and progresses with the ball, hands it to Sterling and receives a terrific return pass, but Coufal is across to deny it. Cucurella has now entered the book for stopping a break at West Ham.

31 mins: Kovacic attempts a snap from the edge of the box, which bounced narrowly wide of the left post. West Ham start wide from the goal kick, but Antonio concedes a foul on Thiago Silva. The Hammers striker has been in (not so) splendid isolation so far.

29 minutes: We had a shot in this game as we approach the half hour mark, which tells you most of what you need to know.

23 mins: Reece James is picked into space in the bottom right but inflates his cross out of play. It all fell a little flat at the bridge.

15 minutes: West Ham fans are in high spirits in the London sun. Their side are implementing a very good possession plan, with Pablo Fornals diving deeper to limit Chelsea’s options on the change of play. They appear to be nullifying the Blues’ attacking promise.

10 minutes: Chelsea started positively here. Pulisic enters the box from the bottom left but former Chelsea player Kurt Zouma clears his dangerous cross.

4 mins: Some early cheers for Fofana as he relieves Antonio of the ball to stifle a potentially promising West Ham break.

TO START UP: Here we are! West Ham gets us going. It looks like Gallagher starts as a No.10, between Sterling and Pulisic.

20 minutes from kick-off: There has been a real balance in this game in recent seasons. Indeed, the last six league meetings have given three wins to Chelsea and three to the Hammers. The last game at Stamford Bridge was settled by an added time winner from Pulisic.

40 minutes after kick-off: It’s straight into the deep end of the Premier League for Paqueta, while Fofana is also thrust into the Chelsea defense from the start. Pulisic’s inclusion is interesting: It looks like a change of shape from Tuchel, and the USMNT star should – in theory, at least – offer more mobility alongside Sterling than, say, Kai Havertz or Mason Mount. Tuchel’s thinking seems to be to outnumber West Ham in midfield and prioritize speed over strength against David Moyes’ defence.

1 hour before kick-off: The team news has arrived and it’s a full debut for Wesley Fofana. Chelsea appear to be going 3-5-2, with Christian Pulisic partnering Raheem Sterling in attack.

As for West Ham, Lucas Paqueta is also making his debut from the start. The former Lyonnais appears to start as a No.10 behind Michail Antonio.

90 minutes after kick-off: It’s fair to say Chelsea were one of the busiest clubs in the transfer window, with new owner Todd Boehly seemingly keen to sign just about anyone who’s ever donned a football shirt. Ultimately, they reached late deals for Wesley Fofana, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Denis Zakaria before the window closed, but only centre-back Fofana has a chance to make his debut today.

120 minutes after kick-off: West Ham United have gone from one London derby to the next: fresh from a 1-1 draw at home to Tottenham Hotspur, they now face Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Lineups of Chelsea vs West Ham United

Wesley Fofana is all right for his Chelsea, but N’Golo Kante is out with hamstring issues. Reece James and Ruben Loftus-Cheek are fit to feature again, as is the case Mateo Kovacic. Christian Pulisic the partners Rahim Sterling in attack.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will miss with a fractured jaw, while another newcomer, Denis Zakariahas not yet had his work permit application processed.

Chelsea line-up (3-5-2): Mendy (GK) — Fofana, Silva, Koulibaly, — James, Gallagher, Loftus-Cheek, Kovacic, Cucurella — Pulisic, Sterling.

Chelsea Subs: Kepa, Azpilicueta, Chilwell, Chalobah, Jorginho, Mont, Ziyech, Broja, Havertz

Defender Ben Johnson will miss the game after being substituted in the 1-0 win at Aston Villa with a problem that left him out of the matchday squad for Wednesday’s 1-1 draw at home to Spurs.

There’s no Gianluca Scamaccawho missed the Spurs game through illness, and defender Aaron Creswell also came out. Club record signing Lucas Paquetawho arrived for £51m/$58.7m from Lyon last week, is set to make his starting debut in midfield.

West Ham roster (4-2-3-1): Fabianski (GK) — Coufal, Zouma, Kehrer, Emerson — Rice, Soucek — Bowen, Paqueta, Fornals — Antonio.

West Ham Subs: Areola, Randolph, Ogbonna, Coventry, Downes, Lanzini, Cornet, Benrahma

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What time is Chelsea v West Ham?

Chelsea host West Ham at Stamford Bridge in London, England. It will begin at 3:00 p.m. BST on Saturday, September 3.

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How to watch Chelsea v West Ham United

UK: Chelsea v West Ham is not shown live on UK TV or streaming due to the broadcast blackout regarding the 3pm matches.

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