Chelsea defeated West Ham 2-0 at Stamford Bridge to take the Blues third on the table with 60 points, two points ahead of Tottenham in fourth and a point ahead of Arsenal who sit in fifth, as both sides have played a game less.
Eden Hazard was at his brilliant best on Monday evening as he scored twice, including one sublime solo effort, to secure Chelsea’s 2-0 victory over West Ham. His second was a 90th minute effort that sealed the win for Chelsea.
Chelsea were very dominant in the first half as the Hammers could barely get a sniff on the Chelsea goal. But it was a different game in the second-half as West Ham changed their approach to the game and upped their intensity that made life difficult for the Blues.
Chelsea had a good number of chances to seal the win but couldn’t take their chances until the 90th minute when Hazard controlled a beautiful pass from Ross Barkley to beat Lukasz Fabianski.
Maurizio Sarri was relieved when Hazard scored the second goal and admitted in his press conference that he was pleased with the team’s performance.
“A big performance from the team,” Sarri said.
“We played very well in the first half. We were in full control of the match without conceding anything to the opponents. In the second half in the first part we lost the positions with the midfielders, so the match was more open, but then we were very good in the last part.
“We played a very good match.”
On Hazard’s performance, Sarri was pleased with the Belgian as he said: “Hazard of course played a wonderful match. He scored an incredible goal. When Hazard is able to play like he did in the last two matches of course it’s easier. We can win against every team.”