Chelsea was beaten 3 goals to 2 by their London rivals West Ham in last night’s premiership clash. This loss means that Chelsea has failed to increase the point gap between themselves and Manchester United as the fight for ‘Top 4’ places gets keener.
The early parts of the game saw a West Ham goal ruled out, as a ‘No Goal’ after the Video Assisted Referee (VAR) had been consulted. It was a goal mouth struggle that saw West Ham’s Tomas Soucek tap the ball into the back of the Chelsea net.
A West Ham defender sent Chelsea’s Pulisic to the floor in the penalty area a few moments later, giving Chelsea a free penalty which saw them take a one goal lead through the Brazilian Willian as he sent Fabianski the wrong way.
In the dying embers of the First Half, Tomas Soucek helped West Ham make a come back after his head connected with the ball from a corner kick, bringing the score to 1 – 1, seeing to it that the half ended all-squared.
West Ham took the lead in the second half with Antonio placing the ball into the back of the net. This was just a few seconds after he had been pulled down by Rudiger in the 18-yard box and was appealing for a penalty. But it seems he quickly got back into the game, shrugging off the challenge and gave his team a much deserved lead.
In the middle of the second half, Willian stepped up to the plate once more as he scored a screamer of a free kick from more than 20-yards out, levelling the scores to 2 – 2.
Just on the 90th minute when it seemed like the game was heading for a draw, West Ham pushed on a counter attack which saw Yarmolenko scoring to secure the win. It was a moment of heart break for the Chelsea team that was looking to at least secure a point from the fiercely fought game.
This win pushes West Ham to the 16th position on the league table as they try to battle their way out of the relegation zone. Chelsea on the other hand maintain their 4th position on the table, but that position is being threatened by Manchester United.
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