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Saturday 4 December 2021
West Ham dealt a painful blow to their guest Chelsea, and beat them 3/2 today, Saturday, in the fifteenth stage of the English Premier League.
Tego Silva opened the scoring for Chelsea in the 29th minute, then West Ham equalized with a goal scored by Manuel Lanzini in the 40th minute from a penalty kick.
Then Chelsea advanced again in the last minute of the first half through Mason Mount, but West Ham equalized in the 56th minute with a goal scored by Jarrod Bowen.
And just three minutes before the end of the match, substitute Arthur Masuko scored the winning goal 3/2 for West Ham.
Chelseas balance froze at 33 points in the lead, only one point ahead of Manchester City and two points in front of third-placed Liverpool.
Today’s stage competitions may witness Chelsea losing its place in the lead, as Liverpool will visit Wolverhampton and Manchester City will visit Watford.
As for West Ham, coached by David Moyes, he raised his score to 27 points, consolidating his position in fourth place, four points ahead of fifth-placed Arsenal.
The match began with clear control by Chelsea, but West Ham quickly entered the atmosphere and began to impose its presence in advance of more than an attacking attempt in the first minutes.
Chelsea revealed its offensive pressure in search of early progress, but West Ham was not satisfied with defensive insurance and exchanged offensive attempts with him.
West Ham almost went ahead in the 20th minute, after a corner kick was not sufficiently distracted by the defense to reach Craig Dawson, who shot, but goalkeeper Edward Mendy saved the ball.
West Ham goalkeeper Lukas Fabianski saved his net from an investigator in the 26th minute, as Kai Havertz rose to a high ball and hit it with his head, but Fabiansky saved it.
Chelsea opened the scoring in the 29th minute through Brazilian star Thiago Silva, as he rose to a high ball from a corner kick and headed it with his head, hitting the ground and then bouncing back into the net.
Seconds later, Thiago Silva saved Chelseas net from an investigator, as West Ham midfielder Vladimir Koval hit a dangerous ball that passed through goalkeeper Mendy, but Thiago Silva saved it before it crossed the goal line.
Chelsea almost consolidated their lead with the second goal in the 36th minute, but goalkeeper Fabiansky saved a dangerous ball from Mason Mount.
In the 38th minute, Chelsea midfielder Giorginho made a huge defensive mistake that caused Jarrod Bowen to be fouled by goalkeeper Mendy, so West Ham received a penalty kick, including Manuel Lanzini’s equalizer for West Ham.
Moroccan star Hakim Ziyech almost gave Chelsea his lead less than two minutes later, but the defense saved a ball he shot from the edge of the penalty area.
In the 45th minute, Chelsea advanced again, as Hakim Ziyech sent a wonderful cross to Mason Mount, who hit the ball directly into the net, announcing Chelseas 2-1 lead.
With the start of the second half, Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel paid Romelu Lukaku instead of Kai Haveritz.
Chelsea almost consolidated their lead in the 55th minute, as Antonio Rudiger ran into the penalty area and then passed the ball to Hakim Ziyech, but the latter shot it wide of the goal.
Chelsea paid the price for the missed opportunities in the 56th minute, when Jarrod Bowen took advantage of a defensive lapse and hit a sudden creeping ball that landed in the nets of goalkeeper Mendy, announcing a 2-2 draw for West Ham.
Chelsea intensified its attempts to regain its lead, but West Ham displayed a clear defensive coherence and confidence after the equalizer and made more than one attempt to advance.
In the 64th minute, Thomas Tuchel pushed Calum Hudson-Odoi instead of Hakim Ziyech.
Chelseas attempts continued, and Mason Mount hit a powerful ball in the 67th minute, which was saved by goalkeeper Fabiansky.
A golden opportunity was missed by West Ham in the 75th minute, as he launched an organized attack and Michel Antonio went on the right side and then passed a wonderful cross in front of the goal, which Jarrod Bowen caught with great difficulty and did not succeed in shooting it as required to pass next to the post.
Jorginho hit a dangerous crawling ball from the edge of the penalty area in the 78th minute, hitting the foot of West Ham defender Issa Diop and then passing next to the post.
In the 85th minute, West Ham coach David Moyes pushed Algerian star Said Benrahma instead of Lanzini.
The winning goal for West Ham came in the 87th minute, when substitute Arthur Masuko hit a deceptive ball from the edge of the penalty area, the goalkeeper tried to stop it, but it went into the net.