Chelsea 3 – 0 West Ham : Thiago Silva Delivers Masterful Performance

Thiago Silva Celebrates Chelsea Goal

Chelsea FC picked up all three points from their Visitors West Ham United on Monday night with a 3 – 0 victory at Stanford Bridge, with Tammy Abraham scoring a brace after Thiago Silva opened the scoring in the 10th minute.

West Ham found these net in the seventh minute with rice making an incredible run after being picked out by Cresswell and beats Mendy before sending the ball in from a thought angle. However, His efforts were in vain as the flag which was down initially got raised, ruling out the goal.

The Blues took the lead three minutes later with a thunderous header by Thiago Silva, who ran high beating everyone to Mason Mounts corner to gift the Host the lead in the 10th minute. Chelsea had another opportunity few minutes later to double the lead but there was no one to tap in from close range.

West Ham United came to live after the goal. Cresswell, Soucek and Bowen were the guys in the Business, each had their chances and eventually had another ball in the net but again that was cancelled as the build up saw Bowen clip Silva.

The Visitors started the second 45 anciously looking for an equaliser but the game grew into a 50-50 affair with Chelsea’s getting two more goals in the second half. Timo Werner was the man trying to take the shot but that just went wrong but the resulting ball spills into Abraham’s path and the striker confidently sends the ball past Fabianski.

It all seemed like magic as the second half has mostly been a cagey affair. Pulisic should have trippled their lead as he was closer to Mason Mount’s cross but that wasn’t his day. Abraham pounced on the rebound, finishing off his second goal and the third for Chelsea.

The win see’s Chelsea move fifth on the Premier League table with 25 points while West Ham remain 10th on the table with 21 points. The win is Frank Lampard’s first win over his former side West Ham.

Thiago Silva Goal Celebration

The Hammers should have themselves to blame for not leveling things up. They were a bit flat footed in the final third. However, the starts weren’t against the club but against the manager, who has never won a game at Stanford Bridge. His tally of 16 games without a win at Stanford Bridge equals his tall of 16 games without a win at Anfield.

Tammy Abraham scored his first brace for the Blues since his hat-trick against Wolves back in September 2019 and that was his 25th goal for the club in 50 appearances.

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