Chelsea endured a frustrating 0-0 draw with hosts Brentford in their London derby contest at the G-Tech Community Stadium on Wednesday night.
The Blues could not break the resistance of the home side, no thanks to their display on the night and even had to thank goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga – whose saves prevented Brentford from possibly getting a win.
In our second simultaneous fixture, Liverpool continued their recent run of form as they earned a creditable 1-0 victory over visiting West Ham United at Anfield to register their third win on the spin in all competitions.
Uruguayan frontman Darwin Nunez planted a fine header into the back of the net in the 22nd minute to hand the three points to Jurgen Klopp’s men. Nunez now has five goals this campaign for Liverpool.
First-choice shot-stopper Allison Becker saved a 45th minute penalty from Jarrod Bowen, after the Englishman had been fouled by defender Joe Gomez.
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FULL-TIME AT THE BRENTFORD COMMUNITY STADIUM: Brentford 0-0 Chelsea
FULL-TIME AT ANFIELD: Liverpool 1-0 West Ham United
SECOND HALF UNDERWAY AT THE BRENTFORD COMMUNITY STADIUM: Brentford 0-0 Chelsea
SECOND HALF UNDERWAY AT ANFIELD: Liverpool 1-0 West Ham United
HALF-TIME AT THE BRENTFORD COMMUNITY STADIUM: Brentford 0-0 Chelsea
HALF-TIME AT ANFIELD: Liverpool 1-0 West Ham United
45′ MIN: Reds goalkeeper Alisson Becker goes well to his right and saves Jarrod Bowen’s spot-kick.
43′ MIN: After visiting the Referee Review Area, Stuart Attwell awards the Hammers a penalty after Joe Gomez fouled Jarrod Bowen.
PENALTY!!! To West Ham United
22′ MIN: Darwin Nunez ghosts into the penalty area to meet Konstantinos Tsimikas’ cross, it’s his first goal at Anfield.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Liverpool 1-0 West Ham United (D. Nunez)
KICK-OFF AT ANFIELD: Liverpool 0-0 West Ham United
KICK-OFF AT THE BRENTFORD COMMUNITY STADIUM: Brentford 0-0 Chelsea
West Ham United’s Starting XI set to take on Liverpool at Anfield. Gianluca Scamacca will be the lone hitman upfront, ably supported by Jarrod Bowen.
Liverpool’s attacking charge will be led by Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino and Darwin Nunez. Trent Alexander-Arnold is back in the Starting XI following a minor injury while Kostas Tsimikas is preferred to Andy Robertson.
Chelsea boss Graham Potter has made several tweaks to his line-up, as Kalidou Koulibaly, Kai Havertz and Armando Broja all start. Pierre Emerick Aubameyang and Raheem Sterling will settle for a place on the bench.
The Bees will be led by the talismanic Ivan Toney in the London Derby clash against Chelsea.