Chelsea 0-1 West Ham: Blues lose to Hammers at Bridge for the first time since 2002

Chelsea 0-1 West Ham: Blues lose to Hammers at Bridge for the first time since 2002

West Ham have beaten Chelsea at Stamford Bridge for the first time since 2002 following a 1-0 win on Saturday 30th. 

Aaron Cresswell's second-half strike was the difference between the two sides. Chelsea were poor today, of that there's no doubt. They struggled to create opportunities and were too passive with the ball.  

Incredible for David Martin in the West Ham goal. A Premier League debut at 33 years old and a clean sheet. He's almost in tears as the players shake hands. 

Cresswell goal

West Ham took an expected lead at Stamford Bridge in the 48th minute through Aaron Cresswell. Fornals found Aaron Cresswell in the penalty area and the full-back checked back onto his right foot and then bend his shot past Kepa. An excellent finish from the full-back. 

Disallowed goal 

Antonio scored the second but it was ruled out by VAR. Snodgrass left Willian trailing in his wake with driving run into the Chelsea box before delivering a brilliant ball to the back post off his unfavoured right foot. Michail Antonio emerged in between Tomori and Zouma to bundle the ball in at the back post to double West Ham's lead. The Hammers were in dreamland, but there was a VAR review.

The ball struck the arm of Antonio before it hit the post and rebounded off the forward and it was ruled out. 

Today's result could prove a significant blow for Chelsea's hopes of a top-three finish. If Leicester wins tomorrow against Everton, they will be six points ahead of Frank Lampard's men.

Next assignment

Chelsea will host Aston Villa at the Stamford Bridge on Wednesday 4th while West Ham will be away to Wolves.