Chelsea 2-1 West Ham
Antonio Conte starts off with a win in his Premier League bow as Chelsea manager. The first half was very cagey with Chelsea having most of the Possession but not finding a way through to goal.
The second half got off to a great start for the Blues. They won a penalty and Hazard stepped up and rifled one into the roof of the net to give the Blues the lead.
Chelsea started to pay with more verve after that as Hazard and Oscar became more influential. Bilic threw on Dimitri Payet to try and turn things around.
The Frenchman delivered a dangerous corner and Collins smashed in the equaliser with a fine half-volley!. It looked like the spoils would be shared but in the 89th minute Diego Costa stepped up and arrowed one right in the far corner from 25 yards to give Chelsea a dramatic win!
Final Score Chelsea 2-1 West Ham United
Peeeep! PeeeeP! PeeeP! FT: Chelsea 2-1 West Ham
93' SAVE BY COURTOIS! Caroll's attempt from close range saved by the Belgian! Crucial save too with dying seconds left in the game!
92' Costa tries to cut inside his marker and goes down but no penalty
91' 3 minutes for West Ham to find a second eqaulizer
90' Long ball from Matic and Batshuayi latches on to it heads into the path of Costa and the SPainard brought it down and arrowed a low shot into the far corner! Great precision! Adrian no chance!
89' COSTA SCORES!!!! 2-1 CHELSEA!!! DRAMATIC SCENES AT THE BRIDGE!
87' CLOSE! Pedro with a dangerous cross and Costa almost got his left to that! Had to stretch but ultimately it was a bit too far
87' CHANCE! Moses puts in a cross, Reid heads into the air and it falls for Pedro whose first-time effort from the dropping ball is wide of the far post
85' Moses has also come on for Harzard
85' Michi Batshuayi comes one for Oscar. Can he be the man to find the deciding goal?
84' Foul by Kante on Payet! But he gets off with a warning. No second Yellow
82' Crucial interception from Reid! Hazard almost found Oscar with a wonderful through ball!
81' Chelsea didn't get that crucial second goal and now they need to find a goal to get the 3 points
80' Willian comes off Pedro is on
79' Payet has created a difference! The quality delivery into the box ended up causing the problem for Chelsea
The corner comes in, Valencia's shot deflects off the hand of Azpilicueta it falls to Collins and his first-time half-volley under pressure is brilliant! It rifles into the net Can't say West Ham deserve it but it's a goal nonetheless!
77' ITS 1-1!! JAMES COLLINS OF ALL PEOPLE!!
76' Deflected for a corner!
76' The position suits a left footer but you can never rule Payet out !
74' OOH! Chelsea concede a free--kick in Payet range! Azpilicueta with a high boot on Caroll! Will this cost them?
72' Oscar's free-kick into the wall but Chelsea recycle
71' Foul right outside the D. Great position for Chelsea
70' Danger cleared by Chelsea
69' Foul on Noble by Willian. Payet's chance for a good delivery!
68' Costa is in trouble here! Adrian tries to be too clever and Costa tries to take the ball away from him but fouls him in the end But the referee gives no card. He might have been off but he got lucky!
67' SO Nordviet comes off and Payet comes on. Bilic switching to attack mode
66' A one goal lead is not going to be enough for Chelsea. They have to kill this game off because Payet is now coming on
64' FREE HEADER FROM TERRY GOES WIDE! Willian with a brilliant delivery from the corner, and Terry is left unmarked but he can't find the target
63' GREAT SAVE ADRIAN! Chelsea win possession in the middle of park. Oscar releases Willian and the Brazilian drives in and has a shot heading towards the far corner but Adrian stretches down low and saves!
61' Chelsea winning all the second balls! Oscar's industry earns his side another free-kick
60' Costa almost finding Willian! Masuaku once again nipping in
59 SO much energy now from this Chelsea team! West Ham need to bring on Payet!
56' Chelsea moving the ball really well and the team are giving it to Hazard at every opportunity!
54' Payet has started warming up. Will Probably come on shortly
52' Bilic has brought on Sam Byram
51' GREAT CHANCE WASTED! Oscar plays in Willian on the right and his cut-back finds Hazard but he takes too much time to get the shot away and the danger is cleared
50' Chelsea have been solid in defence so far. Conte has really worked on his defence with Matic and Kante sitting in front of that back four
49' Now will West Ham respond? Or will it be one way traffic?
47' What a start to the second half!! That was all power from Hazard! Down the middle right, in the roof of the net! Emphatic penalty!!
|13||Brighton & Hove Albion||34||8||12||14||-15||36|
|15||West Ham United||34||8||11||15||-21||35|
|20||West Bromwich Albion||35||4||13||18||-25||25|