West Ham too strong for Chelsea as Pallegrini side dominate and beat Lampard’s Blues at Stanford Bridge to relieve pressure on under their Boss Manuel Pallegrini.
Aaron Cresswell scored the winner three minutes after the break as he cut inside and fired low past Kepa Arrizabalaga. Chelsea had plenty of chances early on as Christian Pulisic missed the target from a few yards out. The American also wasted a great opportunity late on.
But Pellegrini was rewarded for picking David Martin in goal instead of Roberto as his side held firm under late pressure.Martin, whose father Alvin is a West Ham legend, provided the ballast that the Hammers have needed in defence, making several good stops.
The Hammers also thought they were 2-0 up after 71 minutes, but Michail Antonio’s goal was ruled out for handball.