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21st Oct, 2016 | 11:47am

West Ham update ahead of showdown against Chelsea

By Emma Sanders

West Ham’s clash against Chelsea in the EFL Cup next Wednesday will have police stewards on hand to enhance security amid concerns over safety, according to a report.

The Hammers have been concerned about safety preparations ahead of clash between the two London clubs in the latest Premier League derby.

Insufficient radio signals has seen only stewards at matches so far, resulting in a number of crowd issues at the Olympic Stadium.

West Ham have desperately been trying to reach a compromise with Chelsea officials over the presence of police at the game.

The Daily Mail claim an agreement between the two clubs has been reached and they have ensured security will be enhanced for Wednesday’s EFL Cup clash.

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The report also claims, airwave radio systems will be put in place for West Ham’s next London clash against Arsenal on December 3rd.

There has already been a number of issues ahead of the clash as Chelsea were entitled to 10% of the ticket allocation but did not receive the right amount.

The Olympic stadium has a 57,000 capacity so Chelsea should have received 5,700 tickets but they were only awarded 5,182.

West Ham were unable to provide the correct amount due to infrastructure issues, according to a report in The Express.

It will no doubt come as a relief when the fixture has eventually been played given the issues both clubs have faced prior to even kicking a ball.

In the latest West Ham news, David Gold has dropped a selection hint ahead of the Hammers’ clash this weekend.