2016/17
Matchweek 1
All times shown are your local time
Mon 15 Aug 2016
Kick Off:
Stamford Bridge, London
Att: 41,521
Ref: Anthony Taylor
KOMins
3
19
21
  • HT
    46
    47
    75
    77
    89
    90 +2
    90 +3
  • FT
  • WHO'S GOING TO BE YOUR

    MAN OF THE MATCH?

    Chelsea 2-1 West Ham

    Diego Costa scored a late winner as Chelsea completed a dramatic 2-1 Premier League home victory over West Ham United to get the Antonio Conte era off to a winning start.

    Costa produced a wonderful goal in the 89th minute after it had seemed their night would end in frustration when James Collins cancelled out Eden Hazard’s penalty with a 77th-minute strike.

    Chelsea dominated all but the first 15 minutes of the match, and might have even taken the lead on 12 minutes when Branislav Ivanovic's powerful low shot had to be turned wide of his near post by Adrian. From the ensuing corner the ball fell to Hazard, who fired over from just outside the penalty area.

    The visitors were struggling to contain the Belgium captain, and he almost scored a wonderful goal on the half-hour mark. Picking the ball up around 40 yards out Hazard accelerated down the left flank and bent a right-footed shot narrowly wide of the far post.

    A dominant Chelsea came close to breaking the deadlock on 38 minutes when Costa unleashed a ferocious shot from range which just cleared the bar, while on the stroke of half-time, Wiilian forced Adrian to tip his goalbound free-kick over.

    The hosts began the second half as they had started the first and within two minutes they were ahead. Costa caused problems when he raced though on goal only to have his shot saved by Adrian, but West Ham struggled to clear the danger and Cesar Azpilicueta was brought to ground by Michail Antonio as he burst into the area. Hazard’s ensuing penalty was straight and true.

    Chelsea continued to create chances but for all their domination Chelsea were punished for their profligacy, as Collins equalised. The Wales international’s initial header from Dimitri Payet’s corner fell to Enner Valencia, whose effort was blocked, but Collins reacted first to the rebound to fire through a crowded area for his fourth career goal against Chelsea.

    The Blues looked to have passed up their last chance when Pedro fizzed a low effort wide, but Costa provided the coup de grace, collecting Michy Batshuayi’s knock-down and planting a shot past Adrian from 20 yards out.

    See: Costa on hand for late winner

    See: Hammers denied by Costa

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    Match officials

    Referee: Anthony Taylor

    Assistants: Gary Beswick, Adam Nunn

    Fourth Official: Michael Oliver

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        Season So Far

        Chelsea
         
        West Ham

        Top Player Stats

          Match Stats

          Chelsea
           
          West Ham

          Head-to-Head

          Chelsea
          Total Wins
          30
          Home
          18
          Away
          12
          West Ham
          Total Wins
          16
          Home
          11
          Away
          5

          Played

          56

          Draws 10

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