Chelsea enjoyed a mesmerising away victory against The Hammers at London Stadium on Saturday. The Hammers were looking forward to meeting again after losing their last game 3-2 to Newcastle United. Chelsea were unable to beat Brighton & Hove Albion in a 0-0 draw. As it stands, The Hammers are in 5th place on the table and has 55 points while Chelsea sit in 4th with 58 points after 33 matches.
The Blues started strong and were rewarded for their efforts, thanks to a goal from Timo Werner just before half-time to take them into the break 0-1 up. The second 45 minutes ended with little further action at either end and goalless.
Both managers used all available substitutions. For The Hammers, Said Benrahma, Manuel Lanzini and Ben Johnson, came on for Pablo Fornals, Mark Noble and Ryan Fredericks, Chelsea brought on Hakim Ziyech, Reece James and Tammy Abraham, to replace Christian Pulisic, Cesar Azpilicueta and Timo Werner.
The referee booked Timo Werner, Andreas Christensen, Edouard Mendy and N`Golo Kante for Chelsea and Fabian Balbuena saw the red card, for The Hammers.
The Hammers will next travel to Burnley, while Chelsea will face Fulham at home.
|West Ham United:||Lukasz Fabianski, Issa Diop, Fabian Balbuena, Angelo Ogbonna, Vladimir Coufal, Tomas Soucek, Mark Noble (Manuel Lanzini, min.69), Ryan Fredericks (Ben Johnson, min.83), Jesse Lingard, Pablo Fornals (Said Benrahma, min.69) and Jarrod Bowen|
|Chelsea:||Edouard Mendy, Andreas Christensen, Antonio Rudiger, Thiago Silva, Cesar Azpilicueta (Reece James, min.86), Jorginho, N`Golo Kante, Benjamin Chilwell, Timo Werner (Tammy Abraham, min.87), Christian Pulisic (Hakim Ziyech, min.74) and Mason Mount|
|Goals:||Timo Werner (0-1, min. 43)|