West Ham United 0-1 Chelsea FT

Barclays Premier League
West Ham United v Chelsea
Boleyn Ground
Saturday 25 April
Referee: MIke Dean

Full-time - West Ham United 0-1 Chelsea

96 min - Into added time after added time and Chelsea counter-attack. Lampard finds himself in space 25 yards out, but can only launch the ball into the Bobby Moore Stand. Green kicks the ball clear and the final whistle blows.

94 min - An encouraging spell of West Ham possession ends with Savio clipping a ball over the defence for Ilunga, but it is too strong and bounces through to Cech.

92 min - Tomkins deflects a Lampard pass and Ilunga misjudges the bounce. Belletti picks up the loose ball but can only launch a very poor effort way off-target.

91 min - Noble lifts a free-kick into the penalty area. It is cleared to Stanislas, whose cross is headed back to Noble. The midfielder takes a touch and lets fly with a shot from 25 yards that arrows wide of Cech's far post.

90 min - West Ham win a late free-kick midway inside the Chelsea half when Lampard fells Savio. There will be five added minutes!

89 min - Tristan finds a bit of space on the edge of the area, but Ivanovic blocks his shot with a crunching tackle.

87 min - Savio forces a corner. Noble takes the set piece but the referee's whistle goes for an infringement inside the penalty area.

85 min - Five minutes to go... Can West Ham find the equaliser that will see them nick a point? With Fulham 1-0 up at home to Stoke City, the Hammers will drop to eighth whether they equalise or not.

82 min - Chelsea swap one Michael for another. Ballack is on for Mancienne. Meanwhile, Kalou is brought down 30 yards from goal. Lampard lines up the free-kick and smashes a dipping shot over the wall that Green has to be alert to tip over the top for a corner, which comes to nothing.

80 min - Another good turn from Tristan nearly sees the striker play in Stanislas, but Mancienne is too strong and holds off the winger before hooking the ball out for a throw-in and falling to the turf. Chelsea's physio is on to have a look at the England Under-21 defender.

79 min - Neill lofts the ball down the line for Savio to chase. Cech rushes out to clear, but Savio looks favourite to win the race. Ivanovic takes matters into his own hands by hacking the ball clear of danger.

77 min - No sign of an equaliser for the Hammers, but there is still time...

73 min - Chelsea make a change. Kalou is replaced by Essien.

72 min - Savio is on for Boa Morte. Chelsea clear the resulting corner and Lampard beats Stanislas to a bouncing ball. The winger's tackle earns him a booking.

70 min - Penalty! Fine build-up play from Sears, Tristan and Stanislas ends with the Spaniard backheeling the ball through to Ilunga, who is hauled down by Kalou inside the penalty area. Mike Dean points to the spot. Noble steps up and shoots towards the bottom right-hand corner, only for Cech to dive full-length to push the ball around the post.

69 min - Savio is about to enter the fray.

66 min - Woodwork! Cole and Belletti combine brilliantly to give the England full-back the freedom of the Hammers' penalty area. He looks up and curls a shot that kisses the top of the crossbar on the way over the top. That was a close-call. Belletti's skill to find Cole with a backheel was sublime.

65 min - Lampard threads the ball through Upson's legs and Anelka is clean through. Green does superbly to block the Frenchman's low shot and the ball bounces back off Anelka and out for a goal kick. That was good goalkeeping from the England man.

63 min - West Ham are working hard to get back into this game, but Chelsea are still controlling matters, to be honest.

61 min - Kovac and Sears are both stripped and ready to enter the fray. Dyer and Di Michele are the pair to make way.

58 min - Boa Morte is fouled by Bosingwa, who is immediately replaced by Ashley Cole. Bosingwa has only just returned from injury, so it is no surprise that he has not completed the full 90 minutes. Sears and Kovac are warming-up.

56 min - West Ham nearly hit back immediately, but Cech is able to push aside Dyer's bouncing volley from just outside the penalty area. Chelsea counter-attack and force a corner, but after working it short, Lampard launches the ball out for a throw-in.

55 min -GOAL! Lampard skips around a challenge and gets to the by-line before clipping the ball into the six-yard box with his left foot. It falls to Kalou at the far post, who pokes the ball into the roof of the net to give Chelsea the lead.

53 min - Ilunga is back on to a rousing reception from the home faithful.

51 min - Ilunga is hurt blocking a Lampard shot. He seemed to be sandwiched between the Chelsea man and team-mate Boa Morte. The ball breaks to Malouda, who can only hook it into Green's arms. A stretched is called for for the DR Congo man, but he is up on his feet after a couple of minutes.

50 min - Noble loses the ball in midfield. Malouda picks up possession and runs at the back-four but his shot is dreadful and flies miles over the crossbar.

47 min - Stanislas leads a lightning counter attack. Tristan turns neatly away from Belletti and finds the youngster, who runs forward 30 yards before working the ball back to Tristan, who cuts inside but sees his shot blocked by Ivanovic. The official attendance is announced as 34,749.

46 min - Tristan and Di Michele get the second half underway...

Chelsea's players are back out on the pitch a good minute or two before the home side. It does not look like either manager is going to shuffle his pack just yet.

Half-time - West Ham United 0-0 Chelsea

47 min - The half-time whistle goes with the game still goalless. Chelsea edged the opening 45 minutes in terms of possession, but they created precious little. Dyer had West Ham's best chance on 18 minutes, but Cech was equal to his effort.

45 min - Boa Morte skips around two challenges before being brought down by Belletti, prompting a chorus of 'Doo, doo, doo, Luis Boa Morte' from the fans in the Bobby Moore Stand. There will be one added minute. Boa Morte is standing over the free-kick... But it is Stanislas who takes and curls the ball over the wall and on target, but Cech catches with relative ease.

42 min - A Noble free-kick is only half-cleared and the ball drops to Stanislas, who lets fly from 25 yards and sees his shot hit Mancienne and skip wide for a corner. Noble clips the ball in, Upson heads it goalwards and Tristan attempts to poke it over the line from close-range, only for Mikel, who was manning the near post, to hack the ball clear.

40 min - Boa Morte is penalised for a foul on Lampard 30 yards from goal. Malouda curls the resulting free-kick wide of the near post. Green had that covered.

35 min - It is now more than five-and-a-half hours since West Ham conceded a goal at the Boleyn Ground.

33 min - Tristan wins a free-kick 35 yards from goal. The Spaniard has always wanted the ball this afternoon. Noble takes the free-kick and Cech comes out to punch the ball clear with a Rocky-style roundhouse!

32 min - There really is not much going on here to be honest. Goalmouth action has been at a real premium.

30 min - Essien and Ashley Cole are warming-up on the touchline. Maybe the pair will be called upon after the break. Zola responds by sending Lopez, Savio and Payne out for a run.

26 min - Upson makes a good block to stop another Lampard strike threatening the goal.

23 min - Malouda crosses from the left but Lampard can only divert the ball wide of the near post.

22 min - Lampard shoots from distance, but the ball bounces straight into Green's arms.

20 min - Neill's quick throw-in finds Stanislas, The winger tries to play a one-two with Di Michele, but the Italian instead elects to volley on goal, but the ball flies well over. Seconds later Tristan's superb through ball finds Dyer, but the England man's shot is too close to Cech, who smothers the ball. That was a great chance.

18 min - Boa Morte is knocked over by Mikel wide on the right. Boa Morte takes the free-kick short to Noble who crosses deep to the far post, where Di Michele sees his volley blocked and cleared.

16 min - Tomkins clips a lovely ball to Neill, who controls on his chest and lofts the ball over Terry to Di Michele, but the Italian cannot control on his thigh and Cech claims the loose ball. The goalkeeper immediately launches a counter-attack that ends with Malouda dragging his shot across the face of goal from a good position inside the Hammers' penalty area.

14 min - Anelka is dropping deep to pick up possession, while Belletti is playing in a more advanced role than one might have expected. Chelsea have started the better of the two teams. but they have failed to work Green as yet. In fact, bar Malouda's early shot, not a huge amount has happened in either penalty area so far.

11 min - Lampard clips a clever ball over the top for Kalou, but Upson does well to knock the ball out for a corner, which Green claims with ease high above his head.

10 min - Zola is out on the very edge of his technical area to watch proceedings. As he looks on, West Ham launch an attack, but Di Michele overhits his through ball out for a goal kick.

8 min - The home side are forcing their way back into the game, though, and are starting to sting a few passes together now.

6 min - There is plenty of noise coming from both sets of fans as the sun beats down on east London. Chelsea are seeing a lot of the ball but West Ham are holding firm thus far.

5 min - Corner to Chelsea on the left is swung in by Lampard but Upson heads it clear.

1 min - Chelsea get us underway attacking the Centenary Stand. A neat passing move involving Bosingwa and Kalou ends with Malouda firing a rising shot that fizzes wide of Green's near post.

3.02pm - After a rousing tribute to Neighbour, the two teams are ready to go.

3pm - It looks like Mancienne will play at right-back for Chelsea, with Bosingwa at left-back. Ivanovic, who scored twice against Liverpool in the Champions League quarter-final first-leg, switches to centre-back. The two teams line-up around the centre circle to mark the memory of Jimmy Neighbour with a minute's applause.

2.58pm - The two teams emerge from the tunnel and on to the pitch. The sun has come out at the Boleyn Ground and the atmosphere is building nicely as 'Bubbles' plays over the PA system. Can West Ham strengthen their grip on seventh place or will Chelsea secure victory in east London for the fourth consecutive season?

2.55pm - West Ham are looking for their first win over Chelsea at the Boleyn Ground since the 2002/03 season, when they secured a 1-0 victory thanks to substitute Paolo Di Canio's 71st minute goal. That season, the Hammers completed a league double over the Blues. Earlier this term, Gianfranco Zola's team drew 1-1 at Stamford Bridge on 14 December.

2.50pm - Chelsea's players are the first to head for the dressing room, with West Ham's following swiftly afterwards. A minute's applause will be held before today's game in memory of former Hammers winger Jimmy Neighbour and Mike Keen, the father of first-team coach Kevin. Neighbour passed away at the age of 58 a fortnight ago, while former Watford and Wycombe Wanderers manager Keen died on 12 April. He was 69.

2.45pm - West Ham's players are warming up in Richard House children's hospice t-shirts. One of the club's two official charities, Richard House, in Beckton, was London's first children's hospice when it opened in 2000, providing care and support for children with life-limiting conditions and their families. Hammers' pair Junior Stanislas and Mark Noble recently spent an afternoon at Richard House, meeting youngsters, their families and staff.

Kieron Dyer makes his first West Ham United start since breaking his leg in the League Cup second round tie at Bristol Rovers on 28 August 2007. The 30-year-old England forward has shown impressive form in a number of substitute appearances in recent weeks and will start this afternoon in a holding midfield role. Today marks Dyer's first Premier League start for the Hammers since the 1-1 draw with Wigan Athletic at the Boleyn Ground on 25 August 2007.

James Collins, who is recovering from a minor calf injury suffered at Aston Villa a week ago, misses out. James Tomkins moves back to centre-half, with captain Lucas Neill reverting to his regular position at right-back.

For Chelsea, Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba, Ghana midfielder Michael Essien, Brazil defender Alex and Germany midfielder Michael Ballack are rested ahead of next Tuesday's UEFA Champions League semi-final first-leg tie at FC Barcelona. Jose Bosingwa, Juliano Belletti, Salomon Kalou and John Mikel Obi deputise. Michael Mancienne is handed a start in place of Ashley Cole, who is suspended for the trip to Spain.

West Ham go into this afternoon's game seventh in the Premier League table and eager to secure a victory that will strengthen their bid for UEFA Europa League football next season.

West Ham United: Green, Neill, Tomkins, Upson, Ilunga, Boa Morte, Dyer, Noble, Stanislas, Di Michele, Tristan
Subs: Lastuvka, Spector, Lopez, Payne, Kovac, Savio, Sears

Chelsea: Cech, Bosingwa, Ivanovic, Terry, Mancienne, Belletti, Mikel, Lampard, Kalou, Malouda, Anelka
Subs: Hilario, A.Cole, Essien, Ballack, Stoch, Di Santo, Drogba