Timo Werner’s goal takes Chelsea into fourth after 1-0 win.
Chelsea moved into fourth place in the league after a big win over West Ham. Liverpool earlier dropped points against Newcastle, so this game put the Blues four points ahead of the current Premier League Champions.
Chelsea also went three points ahead of West Ham, and one point behind Leicester who play Crystal Palace on Monday.
Their first big chance of the game early. Mason Mount was on the right and picked out Timo Werner in space, inside the box.
Werner couldn’t get a good connection on his first time shot, and it went over. A great chance to get a goal in the third minute.
Werner would set up Chelsea’s next great opportunity in the 14th minute. He picked out Christian Pulisic in space inside the box, from the right.
Pulisic’s shot was straight at Lukasz Fabianksi however, a chance he really should be scoring.
Despite West Ham playing better and dominating play in the later stages of the first half, it was Chelsea who would score first.
Chelsea attacked the West Ham box quickly, and Pulisic released the ball to Chilwell on the left. He put in a low cross to Werner who arrived in the middle of the box for an easy finish just before the half ended.
West Ham 0-1 Chelsea (Timo Werner)
Half-time: West 0-1 Chelsea
The next big chance of the game came in the 54th minute, and it fell to the goal scorer Timo Werner.
Mason Mount took a shot from outside the box that was met by a great save from Fabianski who pushed it onto the post. His save also put the ball in the path of Werner, who had an easy chance to make it 2-0.
The German international couldn’t get the shot on target and put the ball wide.
Matters only got worse for West Ham after they got a red card in the 81st minute. Fabian Balbuena was sent off after he caught Chilwell with his follow through after a clearance.
Full-time: West Ham 0-1 Chelsea
Man of the Match: Ben Chilwell