Chelsea vs Newcastle LIVE: Team news, line-ups and more ahead of Premier League fixture tonight


Follow all the action as Chelsea welcome Newcastle to Stamford Bridge in the Premier League this evening.

The Blues have won three of their four games under Thomas Tuchel so far and the new head coach has already made an imprint on the squad, with the likes of Jorginho, Marcos Alonso and Antonio Rudiger returning to the fold. Chelsea know victory tonight will see them move back into the top four after Liverpool’s alarming collapse against Leicester at the weekend, although a title challenge for either side now looks firmly beyond reach. Tuchel took the opportunity to rotate his side for the lacklustre 1-0 FA Cup fifth-round victory over Barnsley last week, although Kai Havertz and Thiago Silva remain absent due to injury.

Meanwhile, Newcastle finally brought an end to their torrid run of results a fortnight ago as Callum Wilson scored twice in an upset victory against Everton. Loan signing Joe Willock marked his debut with a goal in another impressive win against Southampton for the Magpies last time out, which has helped to ease fears of relegation at the club. However, news of Wilson’s hamstring injury came as a bitter blow with Steve Bruce’s side still only seven points clear of the bottom three. Follow all the action live below at the conclusion of West Ham vs Sheffield United:

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WEST HAM 0 – 0 SHEFFIELD UNITED

30 mins: West Ham win a free kick over on the right corner of the Blades box. Aaron Cresswell hits it with his left foot and curls the ball high and wide over the goal. It’s a poor effort and he’s disappointed with it.

WEST HAM 0 – 0 SHEFFIELD UNITED

28 mins: Basham goes down in the West Ham box and there’s a faint appeal for a Sheffield United penalty. Simon Hooper waves play on and the replays show that Soucek, who made the challenge, got the ball. Basham wasn’t all that interested to give him his due.

WEST HAM 0 – 0 SHEFFIELD UNITED

25 mins: Good counter attack from West Ham. The Blades throw men forward but aren’t able to work the ball into the box. Lanzini receives i on the edge of his own penalty area and fires it long up to Lingard. Lingard carries the ball into the Blades penalty area and shoots but is denied but Ramsdale at the near post.

WEST HAM 0 – 0 SHEFFIELD UNITED

22 mins: Ethan Ampadu gets forward for the Blades on the left wing and he whips a cross into the box but can’t find a teammate. Lanzini recovers the loose ball and gives it to Diop who attempts to drop the ball over Sheffield United’s back line for Bowen but once again Ramsdale is there to claim the ball.

WEST HAM 0 – 0 SHEFFIELD UNITED

19 mins: Fancy. West Ham are starting to play some nice football. They move the ball up the right wing with some fluid one-touch passes before Lingard chips it over the backline for Coufal to chase on the overlap. The ball bounces into the box where Ramsdale tidies up as he beats the West Hammer defender to the ball.

WEST HAM 0 – 0 SHEFFIELD UNITED

16 mins: Tomas Soucek lunges in on Chris Basham making a driving run through the midfield. He brings down the Sheffield United defender and the Blades win a free kick that they decide to play back to Ramsdale in goal.

WEST HAM 0 – 0 SHEFFIELD UNITED

14 mins: Big chance for Lingard! West Ham beat the Sheffield United press with a cutting ball up the Lanzini who turns and bombs forward. He brings the ball into the middle before slotting it out to Lingard on the left side of the box. Lingard takes a touch and shoots, aiming for the bottom right corner but Ramsdale dives across once again to make the save.

WEST HAM 0 – 0 SHEFFIELD UNITED

9 mins: Chance for McGoldrick as the ball is played in from the right with pace. It skips through to McGoldrick who has to stretch to reach the ball. He does but can only spoon it up into the air and Lukasz Fabianski comes out and claims the ball.

WEST HAM 0 – 0 SHEFFIELD UNITED

6 mins: Wait a minute. VAR is checking a possible offside from Dawson. This one looks like it’ll be overturned… and it is. No penalty and a reprieve for Enda Stevens.

WEST HAM 0 – 0 SHEFFIELD UNITED

5 mins: Penalty to West Ham! The Hammers win a free kick outside the box. Declan Rice takes it and shoots. The ball comes through to Aaron Ramsdale who dives to his left and palms the ball away. Craig Dawson gets to the loose ball before Enda Stevens comes across and cleans him out.

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