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Chelsea vs, West Ham United, Premier League: Half-time report

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Make no mistake about it, Chelsea haven't been any better through the first 45 minutes against West Ham than they have in several weeks. The visiting Hammers have looked far more dangerous than Guus Hiddink's side, but somehow, it's 1-1 at the break.

West Ham scored the opener with a wonderfully struck ball, that left Thibaut Courtois with absolutely no chance of keeping the ball out of the net. Cesc Fabregas sneakily moved a free kick back in stoppage time, however, and then used the extra two yards to his advantage, putting a wonderful strike of his own beyond the West Ham keeper.

In addition to the goal, the Blues had a very legitimate shout for a penalty, a handball which wasn't called, as has been the case far too often this season. Maybe we're just saving up all the calls for next season, right?

Anyway, 45 minutes to play, with three points still on the table. Up the Blues!

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