Chelsea put themselves in post situation for a main four complete the process of, beating 10 man West Ham 1-0 at the London Stadium.
Unsurprisingly, Chelsea enjoyed huge wraps of ownership from the off, as the very much bored Hammers looked substance to pause for a minute and sit tight for their minutes.
Subsequent to keeping it tight for the initial 30 minutes or so, West Ham grew in certainty and had a strong spell of ownership towards the finish of the principal half, however would wind up falling behind a short ways from the break following a Chelsea breakaway.
Timo Werner dropped in the middle of the midfield and guard to get the ball, holding off the test of Issa Diop prior to laying it off to Christian Pulisic. The American took care of Ben Chilwell down the left, before the 24-year-old wing-back selected Werner in the case, the Blues number 11 terminating his side ahead with a first time finish, his first objective since mid-February.
West Ham began the second half splendidly yet couldn't discover a leveler, while Lukasz Fabianski would a few savvy saves at the opposite finish to keep the score at 1-0. Goalscorer Werner additionally botched a great chance to twofold his count, sending an exertion wide subsequent to jumping on a repel from the West Ham 'guardian following a Mason Mount exertion.
Any expectations that West Ham had of rescuing an outcome would be finished as they completed the game with 10 men, Fabian Balbuena seeing red after his leeway got Ben Chilwell, a choice that appeared to be brutal on the Paraguayan who could do minimal about his finish in what was another low second for VAR. The outcome hardened Chelsea's situation in the main four and moved them three focuses clear of the present adversaries, and manager Thomas Tuchel was pleased with his side's exhibition.
"The young men are extremely, cheerful in the changing area, it was an incredible presentation, an astonishing outcome and I think a merited success for us," he revealed to Sky Sports. "The initial 10-15 minutes in the subsequent half, we didn't come out very well from the changing area however the last half-hour was fantastic and the main half was amazing.
"It was a lovely ordinary planning and we didn't talk one more word about Super League from Tuesday on. I felt everyone was extremely focused and getting a charge out of the emphasis on the game. "We said we could show up with certainty in light of the fact that before we have had pivotal away matches on the most significant level in the Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup and we realized we could convey and win these matches."
Timo Werner has been all around scrutinized following his disappointing presentation season since his move from RB Leipzig, however Tuchel was satisfied with the exhibition of his countryman. "He generally gives everything, he might have made it more agreeable yet I am cheerful on the grounds that he played an excellent match." Next up for Chelsea is a Champions League semi-last first leg against Real Madrid.
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