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Chelsea 2-0 West Ham: Initial reaction and community rating form

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A comfortable win against high flying West Ham? We'll take it. Chelsea ran out 2-0 winners for the second time so far this week, following up the win at Stoke with a nice little victory against the fifth-placed Hammers at Stamford Bridge. Some bullet points:

  • If you play a man on the post for corners against Chelsea, the Blues will always try to flick headers on and get tap-in at the far post. It's a set piece play that they always run, and we've scored at least three goals like that so far this season. This time, it was John Terry's turn, and Nemanja Matic nearly repeated the trick in the second half.

  • Despite blowing West Ham out of the water before the break, Chelsea only led 1-0 going into halftime. This had a lot to do with Adrian being very good, but also plenty to do with us being wasteful. Fortunately, it didn't come back to bite us, but the game should have been dead long before it was. Hats off to their keeper, though -- he was excellent.

  • Speaking of killing the game, Diego Costa did that brilliantly just after the hour mark. With West Ham changing their scheme and looking to get back into the match the striker calmly eviscerated three defenders simultaneously and rolled a weak-footed finish in at the back post. Wow.



  • Apart from that flurry of West Ham chances right at the end, a fairly pleasant day.