High-flying and unwavering table-toppers Chelsea keeps up firm grasp on their lead on the log and inch nearer to securing the Premier League title in the wake of conveying another superb execution against West Ham on Monday night.
West Ham began the game brilliantly yet Chelsea assumed control of the game and were on the domination for the most part of the first 45minutes which gave them a merited lead. The Blues were sharp as usual. Alonso, Pedro and Hazard created West Ham a lot of inconveniences, Diego Costa was bulky on the ball. Chelsea’s assault was excessively solid for Slaven Bilic side, making it impossible to deal with.
The visitors deservedly took the lead in the 25th moment. Chelsea’s first genuine shot and their first goal were conveyed when West Ham gave the ball far from a free-kick before Hazard got, traded passes and blasted forward, at last taking the ball to outside the West Ham range, he rounded Darren Randolph before slamming the ball into the net. Splendid!
After the break, they proceeded from where they stopped. West Ham raised their game while hunting down for an equaliser. Be that as it may, rather, it was Chelsea who multiplied their lead in the 50th minute. Diego Costa packaged the ball over the line from a resultant corner-kick to make it 2-0.
The home side incessantly assaulted, attempting to get at Chelsea, however, their endeavours at goals wasn’t adequate. Chelsea too had their chances and practically made it 3 but West Ham wasn’t prepared to surrender in more goals.
Few minutes to the stoppage time West Ham found the net. The ball discovered its approach to Manuel Lanzini and he smashes the ball past Thibaut Courtois.
Victor Moses performed phenomenally well yet was substituted in the 76th minutes. N’golo Kante, as usual, easily and splendidly managed the play with much energy. He’s the ace of the midfield. Vigorous, determined, careful and an obsessive team player who barely gives the ball away. The France international is an all around oiled midfield machine.
West Ham (4-2-3-1):
Randolph 7; Kouyate 7, Fonte 6, Reid 5 (Byram 64, 6), Cresswell 5; Noble 5 (Fernandes 77, 6), Obiang 6; Feghouli 6 (Ayew 64, 6), Lanzini 6, Snodgrass 7; Carroll 7. Subs (not used) Adrian, Collins, Masuaka, Calleri, Fernandes.
Courtois 6; Azpilicueta 6, Luiz 7, Cahill 7; Moses 8 (Zouma 76, 6), Fabregas 7, Kante 8, Alonso 7; Pedro 7 (Matic 64, 6), Costa 7, Hazard 9 (Willian 74, 6). Subs (not used) Begovic, Loftus-Cheek, Batshuayi, Terry.