By Will Butcher

West Ham chairman David Gold has hit back at a Chelsea fan who claimed he was going stand for the whole EFL Cup match on Wednesday night.

The fan posted the question to Gold, 80, after the Hammers’ new London Stadium comes under increasing scrutiny from home and away fans alike.

But Gold replied in comical fashion on his personal Twitter account, claiming that he was going to tell the fan’s mother of his actions.

West Ham moved to the London Stadium this summer, but are awaiting a license which will allow them to sell tickets for the full 66,000 capacity.

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The ground, which is costing the club just £2.5million a year to rent, has already played host to a number of European and domestic fixtures for the claret and blue outfit.

Fans have been told they are not allowed to stand in the stadium, with officials being told to remove fans from the ground if they are caught doing so.

The Hammers have struggled at their new home thus far, winning just two Premier League games this season against Bournemouth and Sunderland.

The Hammers face London rivals Chelsea for the second time this season in the fourth round of the EFL Cup on Wednesday night, as both sides look to book their place in the quarter finals.

In other West Ham news, this is the combined Under-23’s side of both the Hammers and Antonio Conte’s side.