Chelsea defeated West Ham by three points with Havertz

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Chelsea defeated West Ham by three points thanks to Kai Havertz’s late winner as a substitute.

In an otherwise low-key match at Stamford Bridge,

the Blues defeated their East London rivals 2-1.

Declan Rice’s cross-goal pass gave the visitors the advantage,

and Michail Antonio scored as Edouard Mendy struggled to stop the initial shot.

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Ben Chilwell, the hosts’ substitute,

quickly equalised, though,

with a superb finish from a tight angle through the legs of Lukasz Fabianski.

Havertz was then on hand to net the winner for the hosts,

The debutant was quick to make an impression on his new side

as he put in a good foot to steal possession from Michail Antonio.

Conor Gallagher appeared to be playing in a more advanced role in the Chelsea midfield,

with Raheem Sterling and Christian Pulisic leading the line ahead of him.

Their opponents were content to watch the action unfold as Chelsea controlled the majority of the possession.
Kalidou Koulibaly headed in from the corner after Pulisic’s shot quickly went behind for a corner.

Just after the halfway point,

Kovacic attempted a goal-oriented speculative shot that missed the post.

Pulisic received a beautiful pass from Sterling,

Overall, the first half was a very lacklustre game in which the Blues struggled to dismantle the Hammers.

The first West Ham player to take a shot at goal was Pablo Fornals,

but his looping volley missed Edouard Mendy’s goal by a wide margin.

As the game progressed slowly,

Chelsea failed to make any significant chances despite having eight corners.

At the start of the second half,

Tuchel made the decision not to make any adjustments.

Fofana made an effort to imitate Antonio Rudiger’s long-range shooting theatrics,

but his attempt missed the goal.

Gallagher did a great job of tracking back and keeping Antonio from posing a threat to Mendy in goal,

and the Chelsea supporters praised the midfielder for his work.

Kovacic and Marc Cucurella were replaced by Havertz and Chilwell after Chelsea determined that more substitutions were necessary.
However,

To tie the score,

the left wing-back executed a deft finish from a narrow angle by nutmegging the ball past Lukasz Fabianski’s legs.

From that point on,

Chelsea put in a lot of effort to secure a victory,

with Jorginho being substituted for Ruben Loftus-Cheek as the team’s final change of the day.

Additionally. Maxwel Cornet came to the rescue to score the equaliser shortly after Havertz

gave his team the lead with a finish inside the box.

But due to a foul on Mendy,

VAR disallowed the goal.

Above all. Chelsea quickly received the full-time signal,

which they used to dramatic effect to secure a crucial three points.

who also provided an explanation for the goalkeeper’s recent performance for the team.

The revelation comes following West Ham’s 2-1 victory over the Blues on Saturday afternoon,

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Mendy erred in the buildup as Michail Antonio scored to give the Hammers the lead shortly after the hour mark.

Ben Chilwell,

though, quickly equalised for Chelsea after coming off the bench and then assisted Kai Havertz’s late winner.

Chelsea defeated West Ham by three points thanks to Kai Havertz’s late winner as a substitute.

In an otherwise low-key match at Stamford Bridge,

the Blues defeated their East London rivals 2-1.

Declan Rice’s cross-goal pass gave the visitors the advantage,

and Michail Antonio scored as Edouard Mendy struggled to stop the initial shot.

Ben Chilwell, the hosts’ substitute,

quickly equalised,

though, with a superb finish from a tight angle through the legs of Lukasz Fabianski.

After a late Maxwel Cornet goal for West Ham was disallowed by VAR,

Havertz came on to score the game-winning goal for the home team.

On this particular occasion,

any victory would have sufficed for Chelsea and Thomas Tuchel. Despite a laboured performance,

they were successful in getting it, and now that their expensive transfer business is over,

they can confidently say that the season is now officially underway.

The most drawn-out of situations finished in near anarchy,

as West Ham was furious that Maxwel Cornet’s seemingly flawless equaliser had been overturned.

Kai Havertz had just given Chelsea the lead as Édouard Mendy

dove in to clear at Jarrod Bowen’s feet following a superb

cross from fellow substitute Ben Chilwell. The only thing the goalie could do was block Cornet’s path as he firmly finished.

When Andrew Madley was asked to go to his monitor,

West Ham’s elation was short-lived. The small contact between Bowen and Mendy

after his follow-through was accurately detected by VAR,

but the ball had already squirted several yards out, making it unlikely that Mendy would be able to recover from his blunder.

Even when sped up to a pace that blurs too many judgement calls,

the goal appeared to be a good one. However,

Madley chose to write it off, and West Ham were understandably furious.

David Moyes afterwards went to meet Madley and remarked,

“It was a ridiculously bad mistake. “I don’t seek an explanation from them since I know how hard it would have been to explain. Nobody,

in my opinion, could defend that.

West Ham rejoiced,

but their happiness was short-lived when Andrew Madley

was asked to report to his monitor. The ball had already squirted many yards away when Bowen accidentally clipped Mendy,

which the VAR had correctly detected. However,

the contact was minimal, and Mendy had little chance of fixing his mistake.

The goal appeared to be a fine one,

even when it was slowed down to a pace that clouds too many judgement calls, but Madley chose to call it off,

infuriating West Ham to the right.

After visiting Madley,

David Moyes commented,

“It was a phenomenally bad decision. “I don’t need an explanation from them;

it would have been difficult to provide one. Nobody could, in my opinion,

justify that.

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