Here is your round up of the stories in the mainstream media this Tuesday lunchtime. This round up was compiled by Dan Chapman (@Dan_Chapman2011)

West Ham have upped the security measures at the London Stadium ahead of tomorrow’s EFL Cup tie against Chelsea. (Sky Sports)

Also regarding tomorrow’s game against Chelsea, there has been an alcohol ban outside the stadium. (Telegraph) The full club statement can be found at

Chelsea supporters will be directed to Pudding Mill Station immediately after the EFL Cup fourth round match at the London Stadium, they will not be permitted to use Stratford station. (The Independent)

Hull City have appointed Neil McDonald as assistant to head coach Mike Phelan. McDonald, 50, left his post as manager of Blackpool in May following their relegation from League One and has also been an assistant at West Ham and Blackburn under Sam Allardyce. (BBC Sport)

ICYMI. West Ham forward Dimitri Payet has been nominated for the 2016 Ballon d’Or awards after his superb breakthrough year in the Premier League. (Evening Standard)

West Ham United want Morton striker Jai Quitongo as Hammers become latest Premier League club to chase the teenage talent. (Mail Online)

Slaven Bilic could be boosted by striker Andre Ayew returning to his squad for the first time since the opening match of the Premier League season — also against Chelsea. (Evening Standard)

West Ham are eyeing up a £1.5m move for Millwall’s 21 year old right back Mahlon Romeo. (Mirror)

Aaron Cresswell is expected to start tomorrow’s EFL Cup tie against Chelsea. (Daily Star)

Winston Reid says the belief is growing after the latest victory over Sunderland. (Sky Sports)

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