Chelsea beat West Ham and are favourites for Champions next year.
This game certainly has told so much for the current season.Some things were so obvious,as Chlesea were the big team.West Ham had so much effort maybe more than it needed but we saw a good game as Chelsea took the vital three for Champions League.
Into the match.
Both teams studied each other in the first minutes as the attackers seek to threat the opposition target.Three attempts on target for Chelsea in the early fifteen minutes as West Ham counted zero.Chelsea were alternating attackers as Werner ,Mount and Pulisic were moving to avoid marking.Mount has space in the first thirteen of the game and passes to Werner but the shot is not threatening for Fabianski,the West Ham keeper.
First yellow of the game is for Timo Werner for a foul from behind against Jessie Lingard in the 35 minute.Next action the free kick is dangerous for homeside.A penallty claimed,a corner given after VAR review.Good minutes for West Ham as they push forward to blues zone.
Blues take the advantage in the 43-rd minute though.Chilwell advances in the left side ,givind a low ball for the geraman attacker and Timo makes no mistake …First half ends with Chelsea upfront.
Second half begun in the midfield .Muscles of Chelsea’s midfield N’golo Kante and the frontside Mount and Pulisic made counters so quick.Ten minutes in the second half Mount tries from distance with Fabianski watching the empty seats of London Stadium,bad deflction from the keeper.This turned in a perfect assist for Werner ,who with a total empty target sends it left wide.Werner later on looked so distracted between the opposition lines.Not in a good level inspite goal.
Lingard tries in the 60 minute but his shot looks the white color of the left top corner of Mendy.Mount think a second attempt three minutes later,but Fabianski is prepared this time.Twenty minutes to end and Moyes decides to change something.Fornals for Benrahma and Lanzini for Noble.Just a reminder, Lanzini had punished Tottenham with style in the last minute in that 3-3 thriller.In the 74 minute Tuchel puts Ziyech on and Pulisic out.
Chance for Werner once more in the 78 minute.The german is confused inside the box and the chance is gone…Next two minutes the viewers of the game saw some brutal scenes as VAR was reviewing the Balbuena interference against Ben Chilwell.No doubt, red card for him.West Ham will play the last ten minutes with ten man.Fredericks is out in the 83-rd and Johnson replaces him.Moyes want to balance his game becuse we have seen many times teams conceding two or more in these situations.
Thomas Tuchel thought it could be more interesting for his side to advance a bit.Aspiliqueta is replaced by Reece James,and Werner by Abraham.Fresh and good tactic replacement.Abraham resulted a good reference for Chelsea game.German manager has done things right for the blues so far ,beating every big manager.
Another big win for Chelsea,this time determinating for the season.Beating a direct competitor fot Champions League qualification means so much for the new system that Chelsea has created.West Ham has played so well this season ,some games has been spectacular.They need to keep chasing Chelsea and hope for some mistakes.A crucial game for the season,turning point for Chelsea and the prelude of the Premier current season verdict.