April 19, 2021

Premier League

Premier League Passion

Chelsea breaks West Ham’s stubbornness

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Chelsea scored an easy victory over West Ham United 3-0 on Monday evening, at the end the Premier League’s 14th Round.

Thiago Silva (10) and Tammy Abraham (78 and 80) scored Chelsea’s goals.

With this result, Chelsea raised its score to 25 points in 5th place, 6 points behind leaders Liverpool, while West Ham remained 21 points in 10th place.

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard made some changes to his starting line-up, while preserving the playing style 4-3-3.

Thiago Silva cooperated with Kurt Zuma in the depth of defense, and the Spanish Cesar Azpilicuita returned to the squad, to play on the right side, in exchange for Ben Chilwell on the left.

Italian Jorginho played the central player, with the help of Frenchman N’Golo Kante, while Mason Monte got more freedom to move behind the three offensive line consisting of: Christian Pulisic, Timo Werner and Tammy Abraham.

On the other side of the field, West Ham coach David Moyes has resorted to 4-3-3 play as well.

The back line was from Vladimír Coufal, Fabian Balbuena, Angelo Ogbonna and Aaron Cresswell, and Declan Rice was a focal player with the help of veteran Mark Noble.

Tomas Soucek was behind attacking trio Jarrod Bowen, Sebastien Haller and Pablo Fornals.

Jorginho opened the match with a powerful shot towards the stands in minute 3, and the referee canceled a West Ham goal in the 7th minute, when Rice received the ball from a quick free kick to dodge goalkeeper Edward Mendy and put the ball into the empty net, but the referee raised his flag for offside, and was supported by VAR.

The injury forced Chelsea full-back Chilwell out of the field, and Emerson almieri took his place, then Chelsea opened the score in the 10th minute, after Silva’s header followed a corner from Mount.

Werner failed to catch a cross from the right, which was directed by Mount in the 14th minute, and the referee canceled a new goal, but this time for Chelsea, after it was proven that the ball was out of the field before Azpilicueta passed it to Abraham in the 16th minute.

Bowen passed the ball to Cresswell from the left side, which was not followed and passed in front of Chelsea’s goalkeeper in the 24th minute.

After 3 minutes Zuma tried to send Haller’s header to a corner, but the ball reached Soucek, who fired over the goal.

The referee returned to cancel a goal for West Ham in the 29th minute, scored by Bowen, due to a foul against Silva. Then Coufal prepared the ball with his head to Soucek, but the defense banished his attempt in the 35th minute.

And there was a dangerous opportunity for Chelsea to consolidate their lead in the 43rd minute, when Pulisic launched a counter-attack to pass to the left for the free Werner, but his attempt was blocked by goalkeeper Lukas Fabianski.

3 minutes into the second half, Cresswell lifted a cross that Haller raised without controlling his header, which went away.

West Ham pressed to equalize the score, and got a free kick that reached Ogbonna’s header then bounced by Thiago Silva to a corner, that did not bear fruit in the 59th minute.

Silva tried to score his second goal in the same way as the first goal, but his header this time crossed the post in the 63rd minute, and a minute later, Azpilicueta stood in front of Fornals’ powerful shot to keep it out of his own net.

The referee refused to award a penalty kick to Chelsea after Mount was roughed by Coufal in the 75th minute, but the Blues managed to score the second goal in the 78th minute through Abraham, who received a typical pass from Werner to deposit the ball into the net.

Abraham returned only two minutes later, to score his second goal in the match, when Mount raised a cross in front of the goal, which Pulisic met with his head and Fabiansky confronted it, to run in front of the English international striker, who shot it in the net.

Werner almost wrote his name on the match’s scorer list in the 88th minute, when he received a pass in the right side inside the penalty area, before he hit the crossbar, to end the match with a big victory for the blues (3-0)