Benefited from the end of the first half, but Chelsea were West Ham upstream in the 89th minute and lost 2-3 in the 32nd Premier League night on 1/7.
Goals: Soucek 45 + 2 ‘, Antonio 51’, Yarmolenko 89 ‘- Willian (penalty) 42′, 72’
As one of only two teams to win in the English Premier League after Covid-19 (with Wolves), Chelsea wanted to re-establish a five-point gap with Man Utd and Wolves, after the two teams won in the early matches of round 32. Determined it was concretized by Frank Lampard and his students by controlling the ball at the beginning of the match. In the first 20 minutes of the first half, the ball almost rolled on the home ground.
West Ham are struggling with relegation, despite being heavily invested in the squad before the 2019-2020 season. Before the reception of Chelsea, they equaled Aston Villa, Bournemouth in positions from 17 to 19. One point, with David Moyes’s teachers and students at this time, was very valuable. They set up a double-decker bus in front of goal Lukasz Fabianski with the intention of reconciling.
A competitive match
The game became dramatic at the end of the first half. 36 minutes, the referee canceled Tomas Soucek (West Ham) goal, after referring to VAR because the host was offside. Less than five minutes later, Diop fouled Christian Pulisic in the penalty area. Chelsea were awarded a penalty and Willian completed the task, opening the score.
A loss will push West Ham near the First Division, but the London team will not panic after the goal. On the contrary, Soucek – who was denied a goal by VAR – restored the balance in the first half. In the first minute of injury time, this center-back struck a fierce header, not giving goalkeeper Kepa the opportunity to make a clearance.
Losing in the London derby, Chelsea not only missed the chance to occupy the third position of Leicester, the team had just lost to Everton 1-2, but also were Man Utd, Wolves narrowed the gap to two points. And West Ham went a long way on the relegation path thanks to the three-point distance with the red-light group.