Watch the stars of the future on the 5th Stand app when the Chelsea development squad take on West Ham in Premier League 2 action at Kingsmeadow on Monday, kick-off 1pm.

A London derby awaits Andy Myers’ men as the defence of the PL2 title begins at our new home in Kingston. West Ham are the visitors and they come full of confidence having been crowned champions of the PL2 division two last season, after a points-per-game conclusion was agreed. You can watch the action live on the 5th Stand app.

In our last meeting at this level, Chelsea ran out winners after a late three-goal comeback secured the points for Joe Edwards’ squad. Luke McCormick notched a brace as a second-half substitute that day, playing in midfield alongside George McEachran.

Myers’ side will hope to bounce back from a narrow defeat at Oxford in the EFL Cup earlier this week. Jon Russell’s second-half goal was part of a positive display but the young Blues could not quite complete the comeback.