West Ham United claimed a famous 1-0 Premier League victory over Chelsea, in a hotly contest London derby.
The hosts took an early lead, with
Chelsea looked to dominate from the first whistle, knocking the ball around comfortably as the hosts struggled to string passes together. However, it was the Hammers who took the lead in the sixth minute, as
Antonio Conte’s side looked rattled, but quickly regained their composure and took the games to the Hammers. Eden Hazard had Chelsea’s first shot on goal in the 19th minute, as the ball dropped to him on the angle from ten yards out. The Belgian international struck the ball sweetly, but saw it flying wide of
N’Golo Kanté forced a save from Adrián in the 27th minute, as he received the ball on the edge of the area and bent a vicious right-footed shot at goal. Adrián tipped the ball wide of goal and made another smart save as Davide Zappacosta drilled in a low shot from 12 yards from the subsequent corner.
The Blues began to turn up the heat, as they launched wave upon wave of attack on the West Ham defence, with
The Blues showed their intent to fight back by bringing on Pedro at half-time, who replaced the underwhelming Bakayoko. The hosts had the first chance of the second half in the 49th minute, as Gary Cahill lost possession to Michail Antonio – who burst forward and sent a through-ball to Arnautovi
Zappacosta flashed a shot on goal in the 57th minute, as he cut inside Pablo Zabaleta and saw his arching effort bend agonisingly wide of Adrián’s far post. Conte’s side began to become frustrated, as West Ham’s well-drilled defence continued to hold strong against the barrage of attacking play.
Álvaro Morata spurned a glorious opportunity to equalise in the 82nd minute, as