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Chelsea 3-0 West Ham LIVE: Updates, score, analysis, highlights

Chelsea 3-0 West Ham LIVE: Updates, score, analysis, highlights

Chelsea find themselves in increasingly fine form as the Premier League season draws to a close, now they find themselves in touching distance of European qualification with West Ham set to visit Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

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Mauricio Pochettino's side has lost just one of 11 in the PL (5W-5D-1L) since losing back-to-back games and conceding four goals in each to Liverpool and Wolves in early February. The Blues are even keeping clean sheets these days, blanking Everton and Tottenham in their last two victories. The progress in Pochettino's first season is strikingly similar to his early days at Spurs, when it was all about sorting out the defense in the early days before building a slightly more expansive footballing side on that rock solid defensive foundation. Even better news is…

Wins have been mighty hard to come by for West Ham of late (1W-4D-3L in their last eight in the PL) as the Hammers' defensive record took a sharp turn in the opposite direction. West Ham haven't kept a clean sheet since they played Brighton to a scoreless draw (while being out-shot 22-6 at home) on Jan. 2. Zero clean sheets in 15 games in the PL. A second straight long European campaign has certainly taken its toll.

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How to watch Chelsea vs West Ham live, stream link and start time

Kick off: 9 am ET, Sunday
TV Channel: Peacock
Online: Premier League on Peacock

Chelsea vs West Ham score: 3-0

Palmer 15', Gallagher 30', Madueke 36'

Chelsea vs West Ham live updates! – By Joe Prince-Wright

Madueke’s shot deflects wide, then he heads home! – Chelsea 3-0 West Ham (36th minute)

It is all Chelsea and Pochettino is applauding his players. This time Madueke cuts in on his left foot and curls just wide from outside the box. It took a deflection and is a Chelsea corner. From that corner Thiago Silva heads back across goal and Madueke heads home. West Ham are absolutely all over the place and the marking was so poor.

Brilliant finish as Gallagher volleys home – Chelsea 2-0 West Ham (30th minute)

Palmer plays it in to Madueke, the ball loops up off Zouma and falls straight to Chelsea captain Conor Gallagher who volleys home. Chelsea deservedly double their lead.

Madueke’s effort deflects over, then Chalobah should score with a header

Mudryk surges forward down the left and cuts it back for the onrushing Madueke. His shot is on target but Soucek gets the block in and the ball deflects over the bar and out for a corner. From the corner Trevoh Chalobah has a free header but nods it right at Areola.

Bowen hits the bar!

A corner from the left is whipped in and Jarrod Bowen thumps a header against the crossbar. Almost an immediate response to that Chelsea goal from the Hammers with their first real effort of the game.

Chelsea lead! Palmer slots home – Chelsea 1-0 West Ham (15th minute)

Noni Madueke does well on the right and his cross is flicked down by Jackson and falls perfectly for Cole Palmer who slots home. Cool as you like, as always, from Palmer.

Hosts pushing for the opener

Thiago Silva pulls the ball back from the byline and Areola has to save down low at his near post. After a slow start, Chelsea are building some momentum.

Chelsea lineup

Petrovic; Chalobah, Silva, Badiashile, Cucurella; Caicedo, Gallagher; Madueke, Palmer, Mudryk; Jackson

West Ham lineup

Areola; Coufal, Zouma, Ogbonna, Emerson; Soucek, Alvarez; Bowen, Paqueta, Kudus; Antonio

Chelsea focus, team news

OUT: Enzo Fernandez (groin), Reece James (thigh), Malo Gusto (knee), Romeo Lavia (hamstring – out for season), Wesley Fofana (torn ACL – out for season), Lesley Ugochukwu (hamstring), Robert Sanchez (illness), Malo Gusto (knee), Thiago Silva (hip), Carney Chukwuemeka (knee) | QUESTIONABLE: Levi Colwill (foot), Ben Chilwell (knee), Raheem Sterling (back), Axel Disasi (knock), Christopher Nkunku (thigh)

West Ham focus, team news

QUESTIONABLE: Konstantinos Mavropanos (knock), George Earthy (concussion), Nayef Aguerd (foot)

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