West Ham 3-1 Chelsea: Nayef Aguerd, Michail Antonio and Lucas Paqueta score in Hammers win

Defender Nayef Aguerd has scored three times in his last 10 Premier League matches for West Ham

West Ham United claimed a rousing London derby win against big-spending Chelsea despite playing almost 30 minutes with 10 men.

The Hammers were 2-1 ahead when defender Nayef Aguerd, who opened the scoring with an early header, was sent off in the 67th minute for his second bookable offence.

But Chelsea could not force an equaliser with their numerical advantage and then conceded a late third through Lucas Paqueta’s penalty in the fifth minute of added time.

Teenager Carney Chukwuemeka scored his first goal for the Blues to make it 1-1 but Enzo Fernandez wasted a chance to put them ahead when his penalty was saved by Alphonse Areola.

Michail Antonio fired West Ham back in front with a powerful angled strike in the 53rd minute, before the hosts were reduced to 10 men.

However, Mauricio Pochettino’s side were unable to capitalise on Aguerd’s dismissal to force a second leveller despite a second-half debut for Moises Caicedo, who has joined from Brighton in a deal that could become a British record.

The Ecuador midfielder, who signed for an initial £100m fee which could rise to £115m, had a chance to make it 2-2 but shot over from the edge of the penalty area.

Caicedo, looking rusty after two months without a game, then conceded a penalty for a foul on Hammers left-back Emerson and Paqueta made no mistake from the spot to seal West Ham’s victory.

A poor start for new Chelsea manager Pochettino

Chelsea have spent more than £900m since American businessman Todd Boehly and private equity firm Clearlake Capital bought the club in May 2022 yet have just one point from their first two competitive games under new manager Pochettino.

Two of the club’s biggest outlays during that lavish period of spending had an afternoon to forget at London Stadium.

Fernandez, whose £107m move from Benfica in February is the British transfer record that Caicedo could potentially break, wasted the perfect chance to score his first Chelsea goal.

England winger Raheem Sterling was a constant threat for Chelsea and he was brought down by Tomas Soucek in the penalty area but Fernandez’s spot-kick was saved by Areola diving to his right.

Caicedo chose to join Chelsea over Liverpool on Monday, but it was an uncertain start for him in Chelsea colours – including needing Blues goalkeeper Robert Sanchez to make a good save after the debutant had given the ball away to Pablo Fornals.

Moments later Caicedo then conceded a penalty and, unlike Fernandez, Paqueta converted it as West Ham maintained the unbeaten start to the season that gives them four points from their opening two matches.

Brazil playmaker Paqueta has been linked with a transfer but his potential move to Manchester City has been put on hold after it was revealed he is being investigated by the Football Association for potential betting rule breaches.

Impressive Ward-Prowse enjoys ‘special day’

West Ham were playing at home for the first time since beating Fiorentina 2-1 in June to win the Europa Conference League – the Hammers’ first piece of silverware since 1980.

The trophy was on display at London Stadium before the match, but the man who lifted the trophy, England midfielder Declan Rice, is no longer at the club having joined Arsenal in a £100m deal in July.

His replacement James Ward-Prowse, whose £30m move from Southampton was confirmed on Monday, impressed his new supporters as he registered two assists – the corner for Aguerd’s header then the pass through for Antonio to score the Hammers’ second.

“It was a dream debut for me on a personal note, just a direct free-kick was missing,” Ward-Prowse told Sky Sports.

“Everyone knows the impact Declan Rice had for this club, I have to show what James Ward-Prowse can bring to the club and that’s my mentality.

“It is a special day and the first of hopefully many more to come.”

Europa Conference League trophy
This was West Ham’s first game at London Stadium since they won the Europa Conference League – their first major honour since 1980 – with the trophy on display before the match

Player of the match

Ward-ProwseJames Ward-Prowse

West Ham United

  1. Squad number7Player nameWard-Prowse

  2. Squad number23Player nameAreola

  3. Squad number10Player nameLucas Paquetá

  4. Squad number9Player nameAntonio

  5. Squad number20Player nameBowen

  6. Squad number8Player nameFornals

  7. Squad number19Player nameÁlvarez

  8. Squad number21Player nameOgbonna

  9. Squad number33Player nameEmerson

  10. Squad number28Player nameSoucek

  11. Squad number5Player nameCoufal

  12. Squad number22Player nameBenrahma

  13. Squad number27Player nameAguerd

  14. Squad number4Player nameZouma


  1. Squad number17Player nameChukwuemeka

  2. Squad number7Player nameSterling

  3. Squad number21Player nameChilwell

  4. Squad number15Player nameJackson

  5. Squad number6Player nameThiago Silva

  6. Squad number23Player nameGallagher

  7. Squad number1Player nameSánchez

  8. Squad number26Player nameColwill

  9. Squad number27Player nameGusto

  10. Squad number8Player nameFernández

  11. Squad number2Player nameDisasi

  12. Squad number37Player nameBurstow

  13. Squad number11Player nameMadueke

  14. Squad number25Player nameCaicedo

  15. Squad number10Player nameMudryk


West Ham

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 23Areola
  • 5Coufal
  • 4Zouma
  • 27AguerdBooked at 67mins
  • 33EmersonBooked at 45mins
  • 28Soucek
  • 7Ward-ProwseSubstituted forÁlvarezat 81′minutes
  • 20Bowen
  • 10Lucas PaquetáBooked at 35mins
  • 22BenrahmaSubstituted forOgbonnaat 69′minutes
  • 9AntonioSubstituted forFornalsat 76′minutes


  • 1Fabianski
  • 2Johnson
  • 3Cresswell
  • 8Fornals
  • 17Cornet
  • 18Ings
  • 19Álvarez
  • 21Ogbonna
  • 45Mubama


Formation 3-4-2-1

  • 1Sánchez
  • 2DisasiBooked at 36mins
  • 6Thiago Silva
  • 26Colwill
  • 27GustoSubstituted forBurstowat 83′minutes
  • 8Fernández
  • 23GallagherSubstituted forMaduekeat 75′minutes
  • 21ChilwellSubstituted forCaicedoat 61′minutes
  • 7Sterling
  • 17ChukwuemekaBooked at 40minsSubstituted forMudrykat 45′minutes
  • 15JacksonBooked at 71mins


  • 3Cucurella
  • 10Mudryk
  • 11Madueke
  • 16Ugochukwu
  • 25Caicedo
  • 29Maatsen
  • 37Burstow
  • 47Bergström
  • 48Humphreys

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