Chelsea vs West Ham United (2-0)

Eden Hazard hit two splendid goals to raise Chelsea to a merited 2-0 home convince West Ham and up to 3rd within the Premier League.

The Kingdom of Belgium international slalomed past many players to attain an excellent opener midway through the primary and killed off the visitors’ resistance within the ninetieth minute as Maurizio Sarri’s men secure their aspirations of Champions League qualification.

Chelsea was particularly charming throughout the gap forty-five minutes and currently, sit higher than Tottenham and Arsenal, tho’ each group has a game in hand.

The Blues’ triumph served as a big boost at the kickoff of a busy amount that takes them to Slavia Praha for the first leg of their Galilean satellite League quarter-final tie on a weekday.

Sarri named Callum Hudson-Odoi within the beginning line-up for the second game in succession. However, it had been star man Hazard United Nations agency created the primary, dazzling incision.

The offender skipped past multiple challenges as he sliced through the guts of West Ham’s defense and pink-slipped into the bottom-right corner within the twenty-fourth minute.

Gonzalo Higuain double vulnerable to double the margin before the break, rattling the close to post with effort and forcing Ryan Fredericks into a crucial block with another.

The Hammers established additional of an edge when the interval. The fit-again Felipe Anderson tested a Kepa Arrizabalaga before Aaron Cresswell thumped marginally wide as Chelsea’s lead began to look vulnerable.

One man stood a category higher than the remainder, though, associated an unmarked Hazard appropriately place the seal on his side’s third consecutive success, receiving substitute Ross Barkley’s pass into the box associated lashing an inerrable end across Lukasz Fabianski.

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Goals:

24′ Chelsea E. Hazard
90′ Chelsea E. Hazard

 

Chelsea Lineups

1 Kepa Arrizabalaga
28 César Azpilicueta
2 Antonio Rüdiger
30 David Luiz
33 Emerson Palmieri
7 N’Golo Kanté
5 Jorginho
12 Ruben Loftus-Cheek
20 Callum Hudson-Odoi
9 Gonzalo Higuaín
10 Eden Hazard

 

West Ham United Lineups

1 Łukasz Fabiański
24 Ryan Fredericks
4 Fabián Balbuena
21 Angelo Ogbonna
3 Aaron Cresswell
41 Declan Rice
16 Mark Noble
7 Marko Arnautović
10 Manuel Lanzini
8 Felipe Anderson
17 Javier Hernández

 

Chelsea – West Ham United Match Statistics

Chelsea

West Ham United

16 Shots Total 9
7 Shots on goal 2
6 Shots off goal 3
3 Shots blocked 4
12 Shots inside box 6
4 Shots outside box 3
8 Fouls 7
7 Corners 4
3 Offsides 1
2 Saves 5
54% Possession Time 46%
486 Passes Total 401
411 Accurate Passes 312
85% Accurate Passes% 78%
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