LONDON. Chelsea snatched a late win West Ham United 1-0 after C. Pulisic scored just 1 goal (90′). Chelsea was vastly superior ball possession (67%) was among the key factors of its victory.
C. Dawson received a red card (84′). This red card was one of the reason why West Ham United lost the match.
Jorginho missed a penalty (85′) for Chelsea.
The match was played at the Stamford Bridge stadium in London on Sunday and it started at 2:00 pm local time. The referee was Michael Oliver who had the assistance of Stuart Burt and Simon Bennett. The 4th official was Peter Bankes. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant around 17 degrees Celsius or 62.65 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 46%.
Chelsea was in firm control of the ball 67% while West Ham United was struggling with a 33% ball possession.
Chelsea was more aggressive with 92 dangerous attacks and 26 shots of which 5 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Chelsea won the encounter.
Chelsea shot 26 times, 5 on target, 21 off target. On the opposite side, West Ham United shot 6 times, 2 on target, 4 off target.
Chelsea received 1 yellow card (M. Alonso). On the opposite side, No yellow cards were issued to West Ham United.
Also, West Ham United didn’t manage to end the match with 11 players after C. Dawson (West Ham United) was sent out after receiving a straight red card in the (84′).
After playing this match, Chelsea will have 62 points to stay in the 3rd place. On the other side, West Ham United will stay with 52 points to stay in the 7th place.
West Ham United will host Arsenal on the 1st of May with a 21-5 head to head stats in favor of Arsenal (6 draws).
Chelsea: Formation and Lineups
Chelsea started with a 3-4-1-2 line-up (3-4-1-2).
The manager Thomas Tuchel chose to play with the following team: Edouard Mendy , Trevoh Chalobah , Thiago Silva , César Azpilicueta , Andreas Christensen, Ruben Loftus-Cheek , N’Golo Kanté , Jorginho , Marcos Alonso , Mason Mount , Kai Havertz and Timo Werner .
Chelsea made 3 changes: R. Loftus-Cheek for H. Ziyech (76′), T. Werner for C. Pulisic (76′) and K. Havertz for R. Lukaku (76′).
Top player: Christian Pulišić
The player who no doubt impressed Chelsea the most was Christian Pulišić.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 8 passes (87% accurate) and 1 key pass.
His performance was notable also because he began the game from the bench before entering the field in the 76′.
West Ham United: Formation and Lineups
West Ham United started with a 3-4-2-1 line-up (3-4-2-1).
On the opposite side, David Moyes played with: Łukasz Fabiański , Ben Johnson , Craig Dawson , Aaron Cresswell , Vladimír Coufal , Tomáš Souček , Mark Noble , Arthur Masuaku , Andriy Yarmolenko , Pablo Fornals , Saïd Benrahma .
West Ham United made 3 changes: M. Noble for D. Rice (62′), A. Yarmolenko for J. Bowen (73′) and S. Benrahma for M. Lanzini (79′).
Best player: Łukasz Fabiański
The player that probably impressed the most for West Ham United was the goalkeeper: Łukasz Fabiański. His rating is 8.01. He saved 1 penalty. He performed 4 saves.
Results of the day
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