Chelsea struggled in the very first half of the match against West Ham, but late goals scored by Tammy Abraham save a whole team from a drawn result.
It was not easy at all for Chelsea against West Ham, acknowledging the fact that it was a Western London derby between two teams. Chelsea wrestled with their local rivalry during the first ten minutes of the display. West Ham even got the ball into the back of the net at the 7th minute, but the goal of West Ham’s Declan Rice was denied after a VAR check. An offside was found, and West Ham lost an opportunity to uplift the result.
Chelsea was lucky for not conceding an early goal, and it was afterward that nearly conceding-a-goal situation that Chelsea started to respond strongly. The Blues replied to West Ham with a goal scored by Thiago Silva after a perfect corner kick of Mason Mount. It was 1-0 for Chelsea, and the confident of the home team got high since then. The Western London side could actually score their second goal from a good cross of Mason Mount. Sadly, none of Chelsea strikers were ready for a tap in.
West Ham did not give up, opened several crucial counter attack and could have scored one at the 26th minute. Sadly, the shot of Aaron Cresswell was not good enough to cash in a goal for the visiting side.
Chelsea also had another good chance, created by Timo Werner. Unfortunately, the summer signing of Chelsea could not win the former Arsenal goalkeeper, Lukasz Fabianski. In the second half, West Ham continued to create pressure into Chelsea squad and could have scored a goal if Sebastien Haller, Pablo Fornals and Mohamed Benrahma had not wasted their chance.
The home team was not the better side, but they were more efficient than their opponent.
In the 78th minute and 80th minute, Chelsea got the second and third goals thanks to the shot of Tammy Abraham. Winning with a result 3-0, Chelsea joined top 5 of the English Premier League and continued to race for then title. On the other hand, West Ham remained to be at the 10th place on the table of the English Premier League.