West Ham v Chelsea: Premier League – live!

Amid all the gushing adjectives swirling around Liverpool and Manchester City, Chelsea have been quietly going about their business in an impressive fashion, swatting aside opponents for fun. This is their best start to a Premier League season since under Carlo Ancelotti in 2010. Against West Ham at the London Stadium – where Manuel Pellegrini’s side have lost both games so far this season – they have a chance to make it six wins from six, though Pellegrini’s side will be determined to prove they are a different beast after a rocky start to the season. They outclassed Everton last weekend and, if West Ham can rise to the challenge of a derby, then they will fancy their chances of making more than a fist of it. Key to any hopes of an upset will be Marko Arnautovic, the West Ham forward who has been at the heart of just about everything positive this campaign. It’s also another opportunity for the destructive duo, Felipe Anderson and Andriy Yarmolenko, to wreak havoc. For Chelsea, they will welcome back Eden Hazard with open arms after he was rested in midweek. Team news is imminent but, until then, have a read of Jacob Steinberg’s interview with Arnautovic:

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