Chelsea vs West Ham: Tammy Abraham Double Strike Against West Ham, Chelsea End lose streak
Tuesday: Chelsea beat West Ham 3-0 after consecutive defeats, thanks to a quickfire late double by Tammy Abraham. The Hammers proved tricky opponents at an empty Stamford Bridge but lacked the firepower to harm Frank Lampard’s men, who led early through Thiago Silva’s bullet header. Chelsea enjoyed a robust start to the season before losses to Everton and Wolves checked their progress but the victory at the London Stadium lifts them into the fifth spot.
Champions Liverpool is at top of the table with a five-point gap but behind them, just seven points separate second-placed Leicester from 11th-placed Wolves.
West Ham had the ball within the net within the seventh minute after a cleverly worked free-kick but Declan Rice was denied by the off-side flag after a powerful finish from a decent angle.
Just after three minutes, Chelsea was ahead when Silva powered home a header from Mason Mount’s corner. The Brazilian found such a close range after a well-timed run, leaving West Ham goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski rooted to the spot.
Chelsea enjoyed the lion’s share of possession after their goal without creating much of note but West Ham worked their way into the sport because the half wore on. Werner goal drought
Timo Werner had a golden chance to double their lead within the closing minutes of the primary period but got the ball caught under his feet and Fabianski saved comfortably. David Moyes’s team made life uncomfortable for the home side after the break but didn’t make the foremost of their regular forays forward despite the introduction of forwarding.
They were made to pay when Abraham, back within the starting XI, doubled Chelsea’s lead with 12 minutes to travel, settling their nerves and ending his drought. Werner cut inside and saw his scuffed shot tapped in by the Britain international, who was played onside by Aaron Cresswell. Two minutes later Chelsea were 3-0 up when Abraham fired home from a decent angle after Fabianski had done well to stay out Christian Pulisic’s header. That made it the eighth time Chelsea have scored a minimum of three goals during a Premier League match this season and that they nearly had a fourth when Werner struck the crossbar when two minutes remaining. The win lifts Chelsea to 25 points, one behind fourth-placed Everton, while West Ham stays in 10th place. Earlier, Burnley beat Wolves 2-1 to climb out of the Premier League’s relegation zone, because of goals from Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood.