Joe Hart

Getty Images

Watch Live: West Ham v. Chelsea

Leave a comment

West Ham United host Chelsea at the London Stadium (Watch live, 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and online via in a huge London derby on Saturday.


Chelsea will look to continue their charge towards the top of the table with Antonio Conte‘s boys in third place after a strong run of 6 wins from their last seven games.

West Ham haven’t won in their last eight outings in the PL and manager David Moyes is already feeling the pressure, just a few weeks into his new gig.

In team news West Ham keep Adrian in goal ahead of Joe Hart, while Mark Noble returns in midfield.

Chelsea start with Eden Hazard off Alvaro Morata up top with Davide Zappacosta at right wing back and the trio of Cesc Fabregas, Tiemoue Bakayoko and N'Golo Kante in central midfield.


West Ham: Adrian, Zabaleta, Reid, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Noble, Obiang, Masuaku, Lanzini, Arnautovic, Antonio. Subs: Hart, Rice, Fernandes, Sakho, Ayew, Chicharito, Carroll

Chelsea: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Cahill, Christensen; Zappacosta, Kante, Fabregas, Bakayoko, Alonso; Hazard, Morata. Subs: Caballero, Rudiger, Ampadu, Moses, Willian, Pedro, Batshuayi

Manchester City 2-1 West Ham: Silva the hero this time

Getty Images
Leave a comment
  • Ogbonna put West Ham 1-0 up in 1st half
  • West Ham out-shot Man City in 1st half for efforts on target
  • Otamendi, Silva score to complete 2nd half comeback

Manchester City may have its flaws, but Pep Guardiola is a master at covering them up.

A swarming second half performance saw Manchester City complete its second come-from-behind victory in as many Premier League games with a vicious final 45 minutes that saw Nicolas Otamendi score the equalizer and David Silva win it with seven minutes remaining.

The two City goals overshadowed a solid performance from the Hammers, especially in the first half, who found themselves in front at halftime thanks to a goal from Angelo Ogbonna. David Moyes shuffled the deck with Michail Antonio up front as the lone striker and benching Marko Arnautovic for 21-year-old Swiss Edimilson Fernandes. He also was forced to play Adrian in goal with Joe Hart ineligible against his parent club, and the Spaniard came up big on multiple occasions.

[ MORE: Watch full PL match replays ]

West Ham defended quite well throughout the first half, with Man City holding over 70% possession but hardly finding a shot on net, while the Hammers didn’t simply park the bus but instead pushed forward hard when they were able to win the ball.

In the seventh minute, Antonio nearly had the opener as Cheikhou Kouyate flicked on a corner at the near post and it floated perfectly to the far post but it was just out of reach of the Hammers striker. City had their best chance of the first half as David Silva ripped a shot from outside the box that deflected off a defender’s back, but Adrian was there to acrobatically tip it over the bar.

[ MORE: Latest Premier League standings ]

West Ham, surprisingly the better side in the first half, eventually earned a stunning opener just a few minutes before the halftime whistle. The Hammers took a short corner that allowed Aaron Cresswell to work some more space, and his cross reached the head of Ogbonna who struck it magnificently to dispatch the game’s first goal past Ederson.

After halftime, Pep Guardiola brought on Gabriel Jesus to keep the ball in West Ham’s half, and the change worked to perfection. The Brazilian made a stellar run through the right side of the box and he fed Nicolas Otamendi in front of net for the equalizer before the hour mark.

The league leaders pummeled the West Ham back line the entire second half searching for a winner. Adrian was required again to deny Jesus with 20 minutes to go, while Raheem Sterling whiffed on an absolute sitter at the right post.

[ MORE: Full lineups, stats, box score ]

With City pouring men forward, it was only a matter of time. In the 83rd minute, Kevin De Bruyne lofted a ball towards a host of streaking City attackers, and David Silva met it at the back post with a fabulously ugly finish, having to throw his foot at the ball under pressure from the defender, and he connected for the winner.

The win gives City an eight point lead at the top of the Premier League table, and their 13th straight victory in league play equals the Premier League record. West Ham, meanwhile, suffers its fourth defeat in its last five matches and remains in the relegation zone, three points from safety.

WATCH LIVE: Manchester City vs. West Ham

Getty Images
Leave a comment

Manchester City looks to keep its unbeaten season alive and push its Premier League lead to eight points as they host David Moyes and West Ham United at the Etihad live on NBCSN and live online at

With a win, Pep Guardiola can equal the record winning streak in Premier League history as City searches for its 13th straight victory. The team has dropped points in just a single game this season, a 1-1 draw with Everton in the second match of the campaign.

WATCH LIVE: Manchester City vs. West Ham live on

Sergio Aguero starts up front for City, with Gabriel Jesus on the bench along with Vincent Kompany and Fernandinho. The Belgian defender is being rested after three straight starts, while Fernandinho is on a yellow card and will be saved for the Manchester United match. Leroy Sane has recovered from an illness to make the starting lineup.

For West Ham, Moyes has completely shuffled the deck. Adrian starts in goal for the first time this Premier League season in a forced change with Manchester City loanee Joe Hart ineligible to play against his parent club. Moyes has also decided to bench playmaker Marko Arnautovic in favor of 21-year-old Swiss winger Edimilson Fernandes, while Andy Carroll is injured and Andre Ayew is dropped, leaving Michail Antonio as the lone striker. Pablo Zabaleta captains the team for the first time, coming against his former club.

The Hammers will look to do better against City than last season, when they lost all three matches by a combined 12-1 score. Over their last 25 meetings, City has won 17 to just three for West Ham.


Manchester City: Ederson, Walker, Mangala, Danilo, Otamendi, Delph, De Bruyne, D Silva, Sterling, Aguero, Sane.
Subs: Bravo, Kompany, Gundogan, B Silva, Fernandinho, Toure, Jesus.

West Ham: Adrian, Cresswell, Zabaleta, Obiang, Ogbonna, Kouyate, Rice, Antonio, Fernandes, Masuaku, Lanzini.
Subs: Trott, Johnson, Quina, Arnautovic, Ayew, Martinez, Sakho.

Rooney explodes for three, goal of year candidate in Everton win

Leave a comment
  • Calvert-Lewin wins PK
  • Rooney scores two before half
  • Then nabs Goal of the Year (video)
  • Pickford saves Lanzini PK

Sam Allardyce is taking over the Premier League’s 14th place team after a Wayne Rooney hat trick led Everton to a 4-0 win over West Ham United at Goodison Park on Wednesday.

Rooney’s third goal pretty well came from inside his own half, a bullet. Ashley Williams added a fourth late in the match.

West Ham remains in 18th place with 10 points.

[ MORE: Watch full PL match replays ]

Joe Hart chopped down Dominic Calvert-Lewin to give Wayne Rooney a chance from the spot, and Hart denied Rooney’s first effort only to see the former English captain head home the rebound.

Everton made it 2-0 when a ball started by Jonjoe Kenny and crossed by Tom Davies navigated its way through the 18, and Rooney hit a low ball inside the near post.

Ashley Williams’ disappointing season continues when he took down Diafra Sakho in the box to give the Irons second half life. But Jordan Pickford chose correctly and saved Manuel Lanzini‘s attempt.

[ MORE: Latest Premier League standings ]

[ MORE: Full lineups, stats, box score ]

MUST SEE! Rooney scores from own half

Leave a comment

What a way to finish a hat trick, Wayne!

Wayne Rooney‘s 205th Premier League goal came off a bullet from inside his own half, as Everton leads West Ham 3-0 in a relegation scrapper at Goodison Park.

[ MORE: Watch full PL match replays ]

Rooney had scored a back post goal and converted the rebound of his own penalty kick to give the Toffees a 2-0 lead at the break.

But it was his third that had the Everton faithful exploding for their hometown hero, a fierce strike from midfield to leave Joe Hart helpless.

Rooney is not being kind to his former England goalkeeper and ex-Everton boss.