August 17, 2022
Four classic matches between the London rivals

Four classic matches between the London rivals

East and West London collide when Chelsea meet West Ham and the rivals have produced a number of brilliant matches down the years.

The links between the clubs are well-established, with Frank Lampard, Joe Cole and Declan Rice among those to have crossed the city divide.

LiveScore takes a look at four classic Premier League encounters.

West Ham 3-2 Chelsea (1997)
Kicking off our list is a 90s thriller that saw the Hammers grab a last-gasp winner.




The visitors took the lead thanks to some excellent play from Gianfranco Zola, who burst through the Irons’ backline before squaring to Gianluca Vialli to put the Blues ahead.

A Julian Dicks penalty levelled the game in the second half before Paul Kitson put Harry Redknapp’s team in front with just over 20 minutes to go.

Drama struck in the 87th minute when Mark Hughes headed in to equalise, seemingly leaving the hosts to settle for a draw.

But Kitson had other ideas as he turned in a 90th-minute corner and sent Upton Park into a frenzy.

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