Reserve team to face Chelsea

Kevin Keen has named a young reserve team to take on Chelsea at Dagenham and Redbridge this evening.

Apart from goalkeeper Jimmy Walker, who continues his progress after a nine-month injury lay-off, only young striker Hogan Ephraim possesses any first-team experience, with the oldest outfield player being 21-year-old French midfielder Sekou Baradji.

Chelsea have included England under-21 striker Carlton Cole in their starting line-up, while French midfielder Lassana Diarra also plays.

Kick-off at the Glyn Hopkin Stadium is at 7.00pm.

Hammers: Walker; Andrews, Tomkins, Blewitt, Widdowson; Cowley, Collison, Baradji, Reid; Ephraim, Jeffery. Subs from: Welsh, Blackmore, Hales, Hines, Spence, Harvey.