EPL: Diego Costa strikes late as Chelsea defeat West Ham 2-1
It’s a big day at Stamford Bridge as Chelsea face West Ham in their Premier League season opener.football Updated: Aug 16, 2016 02:29 IST
Eden Hazard and Diego Costa were on target for Chelsea as they defeated West Ham 2-1 at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday. Hazard started the scoring when he converted a penalty on the 47th minute, but his goal was cancelled out by Hammers defender James Collins. The match was headed towards a draw, but Diego Costa scored a brilliant goal from outside the box to hand Chelsea a well-deserved victory.
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2:21 AM (IST): West Ham are trying hard to get an equalizer, but the Chelsea defense is standing strong.
2:18 AM (IST): Diego Costa scores from outside the box to give Chelsea the lead. Is it game over for West Ham?
2:15 AM (IST): 4 minutes left in regulation time! Both the teams are looking for the goal which can decide the fate of the match.
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2:10 AM (IST): James Collins has now scored 9 career goals. 4 of them have been against Chelsea.
2:08 AM (IST): Pedro replaces Willian as Chelsea look for the winning goal.
2:07 AM (IST): GOAL! James Collins makes it 1-1 for West Ham!
2:05 AM (IST): 15 minutes left in the game. Chelsea lead 1-0 thanks to the Eden Hazard goal.
2:02 AM (IST): Antonio Conte is quite an animated presence on the sidelines.
1:55 AM (IST): Dimitri Payet is about to come on for West Ham.
1:52 AM (IST): Antonio Conte was certainly happy about the Chelsea goal.
1:51 AM (IST): A good strike by Willian, but an equally good save by the West Ham goalkeeper to foil the effort.
1:47 AM (IST): A good day for Fantasy Premier League users who had Hazard in their team.
1:42 AM (IST): Cesc Fabregas warming up for Chelsea, Dimitri Payet doing the same for West Ham.
1:39 AM (IST): Eden Hazard’s goal marks the 5000th goal in top flight for Chelsea. What an achievement!
1:36 AM (IST): Chelsea take the lead!
1:34 AM (IST): The second half begins and within the first minute, West Ham has conceded a penalty!
1:25 AM (IST): Some pictures from the game so far.
1:22 AM (IST): A look at the half-time stats at Stamford Bridge.
1:20 AM (IST): It seems that the fans are not quite happy with the quality of play in the first half.
1:18 AM (IST): It has been a boring game till now and predictably, the score remains goalless at the end of the first half.
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1:06 AM (IST): The injury can be bad news for the Hammers as Andre Ayew was bought at the start of the season for a record fee.
1:05 AM (IST): First substitution for West Ham as an injured Andre Ayew is replaced by Gökhan Töre.
1:00 AM (IST): 30 minutes gone. The score remains 0-0.
12:53 AM (IST): First booking for West Ham as James Collins picks up a yellow card.
12:51 AM (IST): A strong penalty shout for Chelsea, but denied.
12:47 AM (IST): Chelsea look to be in control of the match but it still remains goalless.
12:39 AM (IST): Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante becomes the first player to be booked in the match.
12:38 AM (IST): The Antonio Conte era has began in Chelsea.
12:30 AM (IST): The match is underway!
12:24 AM (IST): Surprising decision by West Ham as their star player Dimitri Payet will not be starting the game. Here’s a look at the Hammers XI:
West Ham XI: Adrian, Antonio, Reid, Collins, Masuaku, Nordtveit, Ayew, Noble, Kouyate, Valenica, Carroll. #CHEWHU— HT Sports (@HTSportsNews) August 15, 2016
12:23 AM (IST): Here’s a look at the Chelsea starting XI selected by their new manager Antonio Conte.
Chelsea XI: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, John Terry, Azpilacueta; Kante; Willian, Matic, Oscar, Hazard; Costa. #CHEWHU— HT Sports (@HTSportsNews) August 15, 2016