Premier League Live: West Ham vs Chelsea, Arsenal vs Everton - Live coverage - The Independent

Premier League Live: West Ham vs Chelsea, Arsenal vs Everton

    Afternoon all and welcome to The Independent's live coverage of today's Premier League matches. Here's a reminder of what's on offer:

    • Aston Villa Vs Swansea - 3.00pm
    • Leicester City Vs Crystal Palace - 3.00pm
    • Norwich Vs West Brom - 3.00pm
    • Stoke Vs Watford - 3.00pm
    • West Ham Vs Chelsea - 3.00pm
    • Arsenal Vs Everton - 5.30pm
    10/24/2015 1:03:52 PM
    Make sure to stay tuned as we bring you all the match day news, live scores and updates from today's games!  
    10/24/2015 1:06:31 PM
    And we're straight into it! The team line ups have been announced across the board! First up, Aston Villa...
    10/24/2015 1:10:49 PM
    The Swansea line-up:

    10/24/2015 1:11:28 PM
    Leicester's starting XI...

    10/24/2015 1:13:04 PM
    And here's how Crystal Palace will be lining up...

    10/24/2015 1:13:49 PM
    Norwich starting XI:

    10/24/2015 1:15:11 PM
    West Brom have really pushed the boat out and gone for a video tweet for their starting XI...

    10/24/2015 1:17:19 PM
    Here's the Stoke line-up:

    10/24/2015 1:18:15 PM
    And here's how Watford are lining up:

    10/24/2015 1:19:17 PM
    West Ham's starting XI:

    10/24/2015 1:20:34 PM
    And last but not least, Chelsea:

    10/24/2015 1:21:19 PM
    After being dropped against Villa last week, Hazard will be more than relieved to find himself in the starting XI. Let's see if he can deliver today after a recent run of poor form.
    10/24/2015 1:26:06 PM
    With 30 minutes to go until kick off, have a quick read of all of today's match previews...
    10/24/2015 1:31:25 PM

    Sherwood desperate to end winless run as Aston Villa host Swansea

    The IndependentIt’s a big game for… ASHLEY WILLIAMS: The Swansea centre-back gave away the decisive penalty against Stoke City on Monday night, condemning Swansea to their third defeat in five matches. As club captain, Williams must lead by example at Villa Park if Garry Monk’s side are to record their first win since August. Best stat…
    10/24/2015 1:31:54 PM

    Surprise packages Leicester and Crystal Palace meet at King Power

    The IndependentIt’s a big game for… JASON PUNCHEON: Creative midfielder Puncheon is yet to score this season for Crystal Palace and with another striker out at the weekend in Dwight Gayle, Alan Pardew’s midfielders will have to help out with the goals. Yohan Cabaye has four, but Puncheon could do with his first of the campaign. Best stat…
    10/24/2015 1:32:11 PM

    Norwich need to bounce back against West Brom

    The IndependentIt’s a big game for… STEVEN WHITTAKER: The Norwich City right-back was given a torrid time by Georginio Wijnaldum last weekend in a performance that typified his difficult start to the season. Norwich have conceded 20 goals so far in 2015/16 and as one of the more experienced players it is Whittaker, 31, who must step up. Best stat…
    10/24/2015 1:32:34 PM

    Stoke confident of continuing winning streak against Watford

    The IndependentIt’s a big game for… XHERDAN SHAQIRI: Swiss winger Shaqiri has struggled to hit the ground running since his move from Inter Milan and had another difficult night in Swansea on Monday. The 24-year-old’s move was much publicised but he is yet to live up to supporters’ expectations. Best stat… 6: This isn’t a fixture that normally brings a goal-fest; there have only been six strikes in games between the sides in the last 11 years. Having said that, you have to go back to 2008 for the last time these teams met.
    10/24/2015 1:33:00 PM

    Preview: West Ham vs Chelsea

    The IndependentIt’s a big game for… Nemanja Matic: Chelsea’s Serbian midfielder was restored to the starting line-up for the midweek game against Dynamo Kyiv after being dropped in the previous two matches for poor performance. Matic will be keen to get back into his manager’s good books, but will face a difficult challenge against the pace of Dimitri Payet and Diafra Sakho. Best stat… 4
    10/24/2015 1:33:13 PM
    Crystal Palace fans, look away now..

    10/24/2015 1:45:13 PM
    With five minutes to go, here are some quick-fire match facts to get stuck into...
    10/24/2015 1:54:24 PM

    Aston Villa vs Swansea:

    • Swansea have lost only one of their last eight Premier League encounters against the Midlands team.

    • Aston Villa have won eight of their 11 home games against Swansea in all competitions.

    10/24/2015 1:54:58 PM

    Norwich Vs West Brom:

    • West Brom have beaten Norwich on four out of the last five occasions that they've traveled to the Hawthorns.

    • Norwich are without a win in their last four PL games.

    10/24/2015 1:56:42 PM

    Stoke vs Watford:

    • The two teams have only met six times before the in the top flight, with Watford winning five of those matches.

    • Stoke's last top-flight against Watford game in March 1983 with a 4-0 victory.

    10/24/2015 1:57:14 PM
    Leicester vs Crystal Palace:
    • Leicester lost to Palace on both occasions last season.
    • The Eagles have only won five of the 25 league meetings at Leicester though - two of them coming last season.

    10/24/2015 1:58:47 PM
    West Ham vs Chelsea:
    • West Ham have only won one of their last 18 Premier League meetings with Chelsea.
    • But the Hammers have made their best start to a Premier League season with 17 points from nine games.
    10/24/2015 1:59:49 PM
    And we're off! Make sure to stay tuned as we bring you all of the goals and updates from today's games.
    10/24/2015 2:02:13 PM
    Leicester 0-0 Crystal Palace: It's been a lively start down at the King Pow Stadium with Jamie Vardy (who else...) landing the Foxes' first major chance of the game. Still no goals though in a game which should be a high scoring match!

    10/24/2015 2:13:08 PM
    Latest scores:
    • Aston Villa 0-0 Swansea
    • Leicester City 0-0 Crystal Palace
    • Norwich 0-0 West Brom
    • Stoke 0-0 Watford
    • West Ham 0-0 Chelsea
    10/24/2015 2:14:10 PM
    GOAL! West Ham 1-0 Chelsea - 17 min: The first goal of the day has gone to Mauro Zarate who's put the home team 1-0 up.
    10/24/2015 2:18:13 PM
    West Ham 1-0 Chelsea: The visitors are already off to a bad start...

    10/24/2015 2:24:38 PM
    Latest scores:
    • Aston Villa 0-0 Swansea
    • Leicester City 0-0 Crystal Palace
    • Norwich 0-0 West Brom
    • Stoke 0-0 Watford
    • West Ham 1-0 Chelsea
    10/24/2015 2:29:21 PM
    Not exactly the most exciting of starts, is it?
    10/24/2015 2:29:51 PM
    An interesting stat to keep you ticking over while we wait for the next goal:

    10/24/2015 2:33:39 PM
    Apart from Zarate's goal in the West Ham vs Chelsea, we're still waiting for our next goal. We must be nearing some sort of record now for the fewest number of PL goals scored within a first half...
    10/24/2015 2:38:47 PM
    GOAL! Stoke 0-1 Watford - 43 min: Thank goodness, finally there's been another PL goal! Deeney has put his side a goal ahead against Stoke.
    10/24/2015 2:44:08 PM
    West Ham 1-0 Chelsea: Matic has been sent off  for two yellow cards! Chelsea down to 10 men. Deary me...could this be curtains for Chelsea?
    10/24/2015 2:45:30 PM
    You can only imagine how Mourinho must be feeling right now...

    10/24/2015 2:49:59 PM
    Half-time scores:
    • Aston Villa 0-0 Swansea
    • Leicester City 0-0 Crystal Palace
    • Norwich 0-0 West Brom
    • Stoke 0-1 Watford
    • West Ham 1-0 Chelsea
    10/24/2015 2:50:45 PM

    Zarate celebrates after putting the Hammers 1-0 up against Chelsea 

    10/24/2015 2:54:15 PM

    Deeney puts Watford ahead with his first Premier League goal of the season 

    10/24/2015 3:00:54 PM
    GOAL! Norwich 0-1 West Brom - 47 min: The deadlock is broken! Rondon puts the visitors ahead.
    10/24/2015 3:04:39 PM
    Latest scores:
    • Aston Villa 0-0 Swansea
    • Leicester City 0-0 Crystal Palace
    • Norwich 0-1 West Brom
    • Stoke 0-1 Watford
    • West Ham 1-0 Chelsea
    10/24/2015 3:07:30 PM
    West Ham 1-0 Chelsea: Alongside Matic's own sending off, it seems Mourinho and one of his assistants have similarly been shown the red card and sent into the stands. Absolute chaos.
    10/24/2015 3:09:21 PM

    10/24/2015 3:12:39 PM
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