Chelsea star Hazard wants quick end to Premier League title race

Chelsea star Hazard wants quick end to Premier League title race

The Blues took the lead on 25 minutes via a superb counter-attack.

So far this season the Belgian worldwide has hit 11 goals in 30 games across all competitions for the Blues, and in the post-match interview with Chelsea TV he was quick to hail the influence of Kante, and came up with a creative analogy for what it's like playing alongside him. They deserved to win.

"I haven't been surprised, I am glad for him", said Bilic.

"Most of all how physically in good shape they are". Andy Carroll is bound to score - he loves playing against Chelsea.

The same could not be said about the Blues' first significant foray forward.

They were on the back foot before taking the lead after the irrepressible N'Golo Kante led a devastating counter-attack after Robert Snodgrass had given the ball away. Antonio Conte's plan of sitting deep and breaking with blistering pace was working a treat.

Diego Costa added a second goal early in the second half, kneeing the ball in from close range after Cesc Fabregas's corner had flicked off West Ham midfielder Pedro Obiang's head at the near post.

West Ham did their best to get back into the game, with Sofiane Feghouli forcing a great save from Thibaut Courtois. One opportunity just before half-time was typical, volleying over when a shot on target was a minimum requirement.

But Blues boss Conte smiled: "He made five mistakes".

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In the 118th over of the Australia innings, moments before his dismissal, Starc had a DRS reviewed ruled in his favour. Resuming at the overnight score of 213/4, Pujara and Ajinkaya Rahane batted steadily for the first half hour or so.

Lanzini swept in Andre Ayew's pass at the death but the game was over as a contest by then.

Chelsea's visit to the London Stadium to play West Ham United on Monday won't be their first trip to the ground since its opening.

Chelsea again showcased their versatility, tenacity and bags of quality in the final third.

"If we had scored in the 61st or 62nd minute, when we had pressure on them, maybe things would have been different". The 3-4-3 formation adopted at half time in their 3-0 defeat to Arsenal has been the catalyst for a tyrannical machine the rest of the league has been unable to stop.

"I think the players, the club, the country deserves this". His absence would be a blow for the Hammers, especially considering his prolific scoring record; he has scored six goals in 12 appearances for the club thus far this season.

"We showed great concentration and commitment and will to win".

Just last week, Moses signed an extension to his Chelsea deal which ties him to Stamford Bridge until 2021.

Conte hailed the way his players managed the game, at least until the latter stages. But we played under good pressure today, and our answer was very good.

Chelsea have lost their last two matches away to West Ham.