West Ham press conference live: David Moyes on Chelsea, Champions League battle and injury news

David Moyes is talking to the media ahead of West Ham’s Premier League fixture against Chelsea on Saturday evening at 17:30 BST at the London Stadium.

West Ham failed to move third last weekend in a thrilling match at St James’ Park which saw the Hammers battle back from 2-0 down only to lose to a late Joe Willock header. The comeback was all the more remarkable after Craig Dawson had needlessly got himself sent off after two reckless yellow cards in the opening half.

Jesse Lingard’s fine form continued with the 28-year-old smashing home his ninth goal in ten matches, this time a perfect penalty after regular taker Mark Noble had been substituted and Declan Rice was unavailable through injury.

Rice is expected to be absent once more when the Blues cross town and Hammer’s manager Moyes could be faced with further disruption to his team with Aaron Cresswell and Arthur Masuaku both sidelined for the match against Newcastle.

Michail Antonio is another long-term absentee and with Dawson facing a suspension the boss will need to make further changes to his team tomorrow.

Chelsea failed to fully capitalise on West Ham’s slip at Newcastle and could only manage a goalless draw against Brighton on Tuesday night, a game overshadowed by the continued fallout from The Super League project.

Thomas Tuchel’s team did move above the Hammers with their point on Tuesday but they only sit above West Ham on goal difference.

A win for the Hammers would see them move into the top-four once more and take a dent out of Chelsea’s superior goal difference to boot.

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