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Chelsea dropped their first points of the season when they had to settle for a 0-0 draw in a hard-fought London derby at West Ham.

Chelsea had won their first five Premier League fixtures of the campaign but, after this stalemate, Liverpool are the only top-flight team to have won all of their matches.

The Hammers, without the injured Marko Arnautovic, were on the back foot in the opening exchanges and Blues defender Antonio Rudiger had an early effort saved by Lukasz Fabianski.

Eden Hazard then fired a shot from a tight angle straight at the former Arsenal and Swansea City shot-stopper before the Hammers created their first opening when Felipe Anderson played in Michail Antonio who blazed his shot over the bar.

The Hammers had another chance to open the scoring moments later but this time Kepa Arrizabalaga kept Antonio’s close-range effort out.

Just before the interval N’Golo Kante could not get enough power on his header from Willian’s cross but Manuel Pellegrini’s team deserved to be level at half time after an even first 45 minutes.

West Ham started the second half well and Andriy Yarmolenko fired a 25-yard shot just over the bar before the 28-year-old Ukraine international had penalty claims waved away when he went down under David Luiz’s challenge.

At the other end Luiz failed to guide his header on target from Willian’s corner before substitute Alvaro Morata, who had only just come on for Olivier Giroud, almost

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