Willian Starts - Chelsea Team vs West Ham Confirmed

Tyler Owen
September 23, 2018

West Ham United have ended Chelsea's 100% start to the new Premier League by holding the Blues to a goalless draw in Sunday's clash at the London Stadium.

Chelsea top the Premier League table on superior goal difference having won all their matches so far. Chelsea were grateful for Michail Antonio's profligacy; one suspects that Marko Arnautovic, missing here through injury, would not have been so forgiving.

Chelsea should have gone in front shortly afterwards when David Luiz lost Declan Rice at a corner, but the Brazilian sent a free header high over Fabianski's crossbar.

New Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has called for assistance on fixture scheduling to boost English clubs' chances in Europe. City could not live with them three times out of four meetings last season, and Chelsea at this stage are simply City-lite in style and quality.

He is bracing himself for two games in four days against the Premier League leaders.

English Premier League Report: West Ham United v Chelsea 23 September 2018

The derby against West Ham follows on from Chelsea's first European assignment of the campaign at PAOK. Then, on 30 minutes, after a surging run on the break by Andriy Yarmolenko, the ball broke to Antonio, whose shot from inside the six-yard box was bravely blocked by Kepa.

Giroud was replaced by Alvaro Morata midway through the second half, and he nearly scored with his first touch, only for Fabianski to pull off a wonderful save after the ball deflected into his path from a hashed clearance. 'We need more movement without the ball.

Alvaro Morata, on as a second-half substitute for Olivier Giroud, missed Chelsea's best opportunity when Lukasz Fabianski parried away his dink from close range, while Yarmolenko headed a gilt-edged chance wide at the other end.

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The Blues, who had been kept largely quiet in the second half, tried to turn the screw in the closing stages, but their final delivery as it had been all afternoon, was invariably poor and despite their uncanny knack for scoring late goals, a point apiece was just about right.

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