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Barclays Premier League

Wednesday, 4 March 2015,

West Ham
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Chelsea
  • Kickoff: 20:45 BST
  • Stadium: Upton Park
  • Referee: -
  • Stadium: Upton Park
  • Attendance: 34,927
    • 22' Eden Hazard

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    Allardyce waiting on Reid

    West Ham manager Sam Allardyce insists Winston Reid is no closer to agreeing a new contract with the club.

    Reid, whose current deal expires in the summer, has refused to sign a new deal but reports on Monday suggested the defender had decided to stay with the Hammers.

    Allardyce, however, maintains the 26-year-old is still considering his options and is yet to make any indication where his future lies as the Hammers prepare for Chelsea's visit to Upton Park on Wednesday night.

    "Winston has an exceptionally good offer on the table," Allardyce said.

    "But he won't make a decision to reject it and say, 'no I am not staying' or 'yes, I will take it and I will stay'. We cannot get a decision out of him.

    "Unless we torture him - we could do cocktail sticks under the nails or ring up (lead character of television series '24') Jack Bauer and I'm sure he could get the answer out of him."

    West Ham have won only once in their last 10 league games and will be looking to resurrect their bid for the European with a win against the Barclays Premier League leaders.

    The Blues are fresh from their Capital One Cup victory over Tottenham on Sunday but Allardyce is not expecting Jose Mourinho's side to ease off after their Wembley triumph.

    "Jose's sides rarely slip up that way, that's why they're so good," Allardyce said.

    "The demand of Chelsea for the players is they're not allowed to be off-form. I expect they'll be efficient in every department, that's why they're top of the league.

    "They make fewer mistakes than everybody else. Most games are won on opposition's mistakes, they rarely make mistakes and it makes it more difficult to score against them."

    Chelsea manager Mourinho has contract renewals on his mind, too.

    John Terry's current deal expires at the end of the 2014-15 campaign but Mourinho insists the 34-year-old will receive a contract extension at Stamford Bridge.

    "What I can guarantee is he will be a Chelsea player next season. I can guarantee that," Mourinho said.

    "No doubts he's going to get his contract. I know what my board tells me. I also know what the player tells me."

    Chelsea policy dictates that players over the age of 30 are offered only 12-month deals.

    Terry signed his current contract 48 hours after the end of last season - Mourinho's first back at Stamford Bridge - but his next offer could come soon.

    "It will be before the end of the season, for sure," Mourinho added.

    Asked if terms had been agreed, but the deal not yet signed, the Blues boss said: "I think it's around that."

    Mourinho also believes he has time to find Terry's successor in the centre of the Blues defence after helping to revive a career which appeared to be on the downturn under the Portuguese's predecessor Rafael Benitez.

    "This is a process we can take our time, because John is proving again this season that he's a player for years," Mourinho added.

    "When I came back (in June 2013) he was coming from a difficult period, but last season he was very good, this season I think even better."

    Terry lifted the Capital One Cup on Sunday following a 2-0 win against Tottenham at Wembley. He now has 13 major trophies for the Blues.

    It was Mourinho's first trophy of his second spell.

    Chelsea resume their bid for a first league title in five years at Upton Park but Mourinho played down the impact of having already won some silverware.

    "I don't think this victory brings us to paradise and everything is now beautiful for us," Mourinho said.

    "We are just happy, everybody likes to win competitions, but a normal happiness, no more than that."

    Chelsea have one game in hand after second-placed Manchester City lost at Liverpool on Sunday.

    Mourinho said: "When our direct opponents lose points, it's good for us.

    "We have five points advantage, which in this competition is not a lot, because every game is very difficult.

    "Mathematics plays a role in all of this - 12 matches to go, 36 points to play, 36 minus five (to City), we need 31 points. The next time we get three points, we need 28 points."

    However, Mourinho is not taking the three points for granted against Allardyce's men.

    "They can be everything," he added. "Defensively very strong, which they showed against us a few times. They can also be very dangerous in attack."

    Mourinho plans to rotate his options but is without midfielders Nemanja Matic (suspended) and John Obi Mikel (knee).

    91'+7

    End Regular Time

    91'+7

    End Regular Time

    91'+6

    Adrián (West Ham United) Free Kick at 97'

    91'+6

    Didier Drogba

    91'+6

    Foul by Didier Drogba (Chelsea).

    91'+5

    Cesc Fàbregas (Chelsea) Free Kick at 96'

    91'+5

    Substitution, Chelsea. Loïc Remy replaces Eden Hazard.

    91'+4

    Willian (Chelsea) wins a free kick on the right wing.

    91'+4

    Willian (Chelsea) Blocked Pass at 95'

    91'+3

    Attempt blocked. Willian (Chelsea) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Eden Hazard.

    91'+3

    Eden Hazard (Chelsea) Assists Shot at 94'

    91'+3

    César Azpilicueta (Chelsea) Throw In at 94'

    91'+2

    Substitution, Chelsea. Didier Drogba replaces Diego Costa.

    91'+1

    Carl Jenkinson (West Ham United) Throw In at 92'

    91'+1

    Attempt blocked. Nenê (West Ham United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Carl Jenkinson.

    91'+1

    Carl Jenkinson (West Ham United) Assists Shot at 92'

    91'+1

    James Tomkins (West Ham United) Free Kick at 92'

    91'

    Foul by Willian (Chelsea).

    88'

    Kevin Nolan (West Ham United) Blocked Pass at 88'

    87'

    Substitution, West Ham United. Nenê replaces Cheikhou Kouyaté.

    87'

    Attempt missed. Diafra Sakho (West Ham United) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Stewart Downing with a cross.

    87'

    Stewart Downing (West Ham United) Assists Shot at 87'

    86'

    Attempt blocked. Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Diego Costa.

    86'

    Diego Costa (Chelsea) Assists Shot at 85'

    85'

    Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Gary Cahill.

    85'

    Stewart Downing (West Ham United) Corner Kick at 85'

    85'

    Mark Noble (West Ham United) Blocked Pass at 85'

    84'

    Attempt missed. Diego Costa (Chelsea) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Willian with a headed pass.

    84'

    Willian (Chelsea) Assists Shot at 84'

    84'

    Attempt missed. Kevin Nolan (West Ham United) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Mark Noble following a set piece situation.

    84'

    Mark Noble (West Ham United) Assists Shot at 84'

    84'

    Mark Noble (West Ham United) Free Kick at 84'

    83'

    Kevin Nolan (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

    82'

    Carl Jenkinson (West Ham United) Throw In at 82'

    82'

    Carl Jenkinson (West Ham United) Throw In at 82'

    81'

    César Azpilicueta (Chelsea) Throw In at 81'

    81'

    César Azpilicueta (Chelsea) Throw In at 81'

    75'

    Stewart Downing (West Ham United) Free Kick at 75'

    75'

    Mark Noble (West Ham United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

    74'

    Carl Jenkinson (West Ham United) Throw In at 74'

    74'

    Substitution, Chelsea. Willian replaces Oscar.

    73'

    Diego Costa (Chelsea) Blocked Pass at 73'

    73'

    Attempt blocked. Stewart Downing (West Ham United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

    73'

    Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Gary Cahill.

    72'

    Diafra Sakho (West Ham United) Corner Kick at 72'

    72'

    Attempt blocked. Diafra Sakho (West Ham United) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked.

    72'

    Attempt saved. Enner Valencia (West Ham United) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Carl Jenkinson.

    72'

    Carl Jenkinson (West Ham United) Assists Shot at 72'

    72'

    Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Branislav Ivanovic.

    71'

    Stewart Downing (West Ham United) Corner Kick at 71'

    71'

    Attempt blocked. Mark Noble (West Ham United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

    71'

    Mark Noble (West Ham United) Free Kick at 71'

    70'

    Cesc Fàbregas

    70'

    Foul by Cesc Fàbregas (Chelsea).

    70'

    Attempt blocked. Eden Hazard (Chelsea) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Diego Costa.

    70'

    Diego Costa (Chelsea) Assists Shot at 70'

    70'

    Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) Throw In at 70'

    69'

    Kevin Nolan (West Ham United) Blocked Pass at 69'

    67'

    Cesc Fàbregas (Chelsea) Free Kick at 67'

    67'

    Kevin Nolan

    67'

    Foul by Kevin Nolan (West Ham United).

    65'

    Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) Throw In at 65'

    64'

    Aaron Cresswell (West Ham United) Throw In at 64'

    64'

    Aaron Cresswell (West Ham United) Throw In at 64'

    63'

    Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) Throw In at 63'

    63'

    Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) Throw In at 63'

    62'

    César Azpilicueta (Chelsea) Throw In at 62'

    61'

    Attempt missed. Stewart Downing (West Ham United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Kevin Nolan.

    61'

    Kevin Nolan (West Ham United) Assists Shot at 61'

    61'

    Oscar (Chelsea) Blocked Pass at 61'

    61'

    Carl Jenkinson (West Ham United) Throw In at 61'

    60'

    Kevin Nolan (West Ham United) Throw In at 60'

    60'

    Attempt saved. Diafra Sakho (West Ham United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Stewart Downing.

    60'

    Stewart Downing (West Ham United) Assists Shot at 60'

    59'

    Ramires (Chelsea) Blocked Pass at 59'

    59'

    Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) Throw In at 59'

    58'

    Attempt blocked. Ramires (Chelsea) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

    58'

    Attempt saved. Ramires (Chelsea) header from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Eden Hazard with a cross.

    58'

    Eden Hazard (Chelsea) Assists Shot at 58'

    58'

    Attempt blocked. Eden Hazard (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Oscar.

    58'

    Oscar (Chelsea) Assists Shot at 58'

    58'

    César Azpilicueta (Chelsea) Throw In at 58'

    56'

    Ramires (Chelsea) hits the left post with a left footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Eden Hazard following a fast break.

    56'

    Eden Hazard (Chelsea) Assists Shot at 56'

    55'

    Oscar (Chelsea) Free Kick at 55'

    54'

    Foul by Mark Noble (West Ham United).

    54'

    Attempt blocked. Enner Valencia (West Ham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Aaron Cresswell with a cross.

    54'

    Aaron Cresswell (West Ham United) Assists Shot at 54'

    53'

    Attempt blocked. Carl Jenkinson (West Ham United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

    53'

    Attempt saved. Diafra Sakho (West Ham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

    52'

    Carl Jenkinson (West Ham United) Throw In at 52'

    52'

    Carl Jenkinson (West Ham United) Throw In at 52'

    50'

    Attempt missed. Diafra Sakho (West Ham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Cheikhou Kouyaté.

    50'

    Cheikhou Kouyaté (West Ham United) Assists Shot at 50'

    50'

    Attempt blocked. Cheikhou Kouyaté (West Ham United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Enner Valencia.

    50'

    Enner Valencia (West Ham United) Assists Shot at 50'

    50'

    Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea) Free Kick at 50'

    49'

    Hand ball by Stewart Downing (West Ham United).

    49'

    Carl Jenkinson (West Ham United) Throw In at 49'

    48'

    James Collins (West Ham United) Free Kick at 48'

    48'

    Mark Noble (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

    48'

    Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea) Free Kick at 48'

    47'

    Foul by Cheikhou Kouyaté (West Ham United).

    47'

    Carl Jenkinson (West Ham United) Throw In at 47'

    47'

    James Collins (West Ham United) Free Kick at 47'

    46'

    Offside, Chelsea. Eden Hazard tries a through ball, but Oscar is caught offside.

    46'

    Start 2nd Half

    46'+4

    First Half ends, West Ham United 0, Chelsea 1.

    46'+4

    Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea) Free Kick at 50'

    46'+3

    Offside, West Ham United. Aaron Cresswell tries a through ball, but Diafra Sakho is caught offside.

    46'+3

    Aaron Cresswell (West Ham United) Throw In at 49'

    46'+3

    Eden Hazard

    46'+2

    Adrián (West Ham United) Free Kick at 48'

    46'+1

    Foul by Diego Costa (Chelsea).

    46'+1

    Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) Throw In at 47'

    46'+1

    Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) Throw In at 47'

    45'

    Cesc Fàbregas (Chelsea) Free Kick at 45'

    43'

    James Collins

    43'

    Foul by Cheikhou Kouyaté (West Ham United).

    42'

    Cesc Fàbregas (Chelsea) Free Kick at 42'

    42'

    Foul by Kevin Nolan (West Ham United).

    41'

    Carl Jenkinson (West Ham United) Throw In at 40'

    40'

    César Azpilicueta (Chelsea) Blocked Pass at 40'

    40'

    César Azpilicueta (Chelsea) Throw In at 40'

    40'

    Carl Jenkinson (West Ham United) Throw In at 40'

    39'

    Cesc Fàbregas (Chelsea) Free Kick at 39'

    39'

    Foul by Diafra Sakho (West Ham United).

    39'

    Kevin Nolan (West Ham United) Blocked Pass at 39'

    39'

    Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea) Free Kick at 39'

    38'

    Offside, West Ham United. Adrián tries a through ball, but Diafra Sakho is caught offside.

    38'

    Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) Throw In at 38'

    37'

    Diafra Sakho (West Ham United) Blocked Pass at 37'

    36'

    Attempt saved. Diafra Sakho (West Ham United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Carl Jenkinson with a cross.

    36'

    Carl Jenkinson (West Ham United) Assists Shot at 36'

    35'

    Diego Costa (Chelsea) Corner Kick at 35'

    33'

    Attempt missed. John Terry (Chelsea) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Cesc Fàbregas with a cross following a corner.

    33'

    Cesc Fàbregas (Chelsea) Assists Shot at 33'

    32'

    Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Aaron Cresswell.

    32'

    Ramires (Chelsea) Corner Kick at 32'

    31'

    Stewart Downing (West Ham United) Throw In at 31'

    30'

    Kevin Nolan (West Ham United) Blocked Pass at 30'

    30'

    Gary Cahill (Chelsea) Free Kick at 30'

    29'

    Offside, West Ham United. Aaron Cresswell tries a through ball, but Enner Valencia is caught offside.

    28'

    Attempt blocked. Eden Hazard (Chelsea) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Oscar.

    28'

    Oscar (Chelsea) Assists Shot at 28'

    28'

    Eden Hazard (Chelsea) Free Kick at 28'

    27'

    Foul by Enner Valencia (West Ham United).

    26'

    Carl Jenkinson (West Ham United) Throw In at 26'

    26'

    John Terry (Chelsea) Free Kick at 26'

    25'

    Offside, West Ham United. Adrián tries a through ball, but Diafra Sakho is caught offside.

    24'

    Ramires (Chelsea) Corner Kick at 24'

    24'

    Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by James Collins.

    24'

    Oscar (Chelsea) Blocked Pass at 24'

    22'

    0 - 1

    Goal! West Ham United 0, Chelsea 1. Eden Hazard (Chelsea) header from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ramires with a cross.

    22'

    Ramires (Chelsea) Assists Shot at 22'

    21'

    Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) Throw In at 21'

    21'

    César Azpilicueta (Chelsea) Throw In at 20'

    20'

    Stewart Downing (West Ham United) Blocked Pass at 20'

    20'

    Attempt missed. Diafra Sakho (West Ham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Cheikhou Kouyaté.

    20'

    Cheikhou Kouyaté (West Ham United) Assists Shot at 20'

    18'

    Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Thibaut Courtois.

    18'

    Cheikhou Kouyaté (West Ham United) Corner Kick at 18'

    18'

    Attempt saved. Cheikhou Kouyaté (West Ham United) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kevin Nolan.

    18'

    Kevin Nolan (West Ham United) Assists Shot at 18'

    17'

    James Collins (West Ham United) Corner Kick at 17'

    17'

    Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by John Terry.

    17'

    Aaron Cresswell (West Ham United) Throw In at 17'

    16'

    Attempt missed. Enner Valencia (West Ham United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

    15'

    John Terry

    15'

    Foul by John Terry (Chelsea).

    15'

    Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) Throw In at 15'

    14'

    John Terry (Chelsea) Free Kick at 14'

    13'

    Cheikhou Kouyaté

    12'

    Kurt Zouma (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

    12'

    Adrián (West Ham United) Free Kick at 12'

    12'

    Foul by Ramires (Chelsea).

    12'

    César Azpilicueta (Chelsea) Throw In at 12'

    10'

    Aaron Cresswell (West Ham United) Throw In at 10'

    10'

    Aaron Cresswell (West Ham United) Throw In at 10'

    9'

    Carl Jenkinson (West Ham United) Throw In at 9'

    9'

    Oscar (Chelsea) Blocked Pass at 9'

    8'

    Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by James Tomkins.

    8'

    Diego Costa (Chelsea) Corner Kick at 8'

    8'

    James Tomkins (West Ham United) Blocked Pass at 8'

    8'

    Kurt Zouma (Chelsea) Blocked Pass at 8'

    8'

    Aaron Cresswell (West Ham United) Throw In at 8'

    8'

    Substitution, West Ham United. James Collins replaces Winston Reid because of an injury.

    7'

    Attempt missed. Diego Costa (Chelsea) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Oscar.

    7'

    Oscar (Chelsea) Assists Shot at 7'

    7'

    Enner Valencia (West Ham United) Blocked Pass at 7'

    6'

    Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) Throw In at 6'

    3'

    Aaron Cresswell (West Ham United) Throw In at 3'

    3'

    Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) Throw In at 3'

    2'

    Aaron Cresswell (West Ham United) Free Kick at 2'

    2'

    Kevin Nolan (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

    1'

    Kickoff

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    Possession

    45%
    56%
    • West Ham United
    • Chelsea

    Shots

    18
    12

    Shots on target

    5
    3

    Fouls

    10
    10

    Corners

    5
    4

    Yellow Cards

    3
    4

    Red Cards

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    0

    Head to Head

    West Ham0 - 1Chelsea
    Chelsea2 - 0West Ham
    Chelsea0 - 0West Ham
    West Ham0 - 3Chelsea
    Chelsea2 - 0West Ham
    West Ham3 - 1Chelsea

    West Ham

    • 13Adrián
    • 3Aaron Cresswell
    • 5James Tomkins
    • 18Carl Jenkinson
    • 2Winston Reid
    • -> James Collins
    • 11Stewart Downing
    • 4Kevin Nolan
    • 16Mark Noble
    • 31Enner Valencia
    • 8Cheikhou Kouyaté
    • -> Nene
    • 15Diafra Sakho
    • Subs
    • 7Matthew Jarvis
    • 20Guy Demel
    • 30Alex Song
    • 22Jussi Jaaskelainen
    • 17Joey O'Brien

    Chelsea

    • 13Thibaut Courtois
    • 2Branislav Ivanovic
    • 26John Terry
    • 24Gary Cahill
    • 28César Azpilicueta
    • 7Ramires
    • 8Oscar
    • -> Willian
    • 5Kurt Zouma
    • 10Eden Hazard
    • -> Loïc Rémy
    • 4Cesc Fàbregas
    • 19Diego Costa
    • -> Didier Drogba
    • Subs
    • 3Filipe Luis
    • 1Petr Cech
    • 23Juan Cuadrado
    • 36Ruben Loftus-Cheek

    Chelsea maintain momentum as Eden Hazard heads winner

    Chelsea followed up their Capital One Cup victory with a hard-fought 1-0 win on their return to Premier League business at West Ham.

    Jose Mourinho won a first trophy of his second spell as Blues boss with a 2-0 win over Tottenham on Sunday and Chelsea remain well placed to add a first Premier League title in five years.

    The Hammers had one win in 17 against the Blues entering the contest but refused to be cowed by the leaders and deserved more, only for Eden Hazard's first-half header to settle the contest, keeping Chelsea five points clear of second-placed Manchester City.

    Mourinho spoke of short celebrations after the Wembley win and captain John Terry insisted they had been postponed until the end of the season, when he hoped there would be further cause to party.

    Yet at times it appeared as though Chelsea's defenders had a hangover as the pace of Enner Valencia, Diafra Sakho and Stewart Downing found holes.

    Terry was booked for pulling down Valencia in the first half and cautious thereafter, with Chelsea indebted to a number of fine saves from the restored Thibaut Courtois - namely from Cheikhou Kouyate and Sakho - as the Hammers pressed forwards.

    Ramires struck a post on the counter-attack and had a header well saved by Adrian, while Willian spurned a late chance for a second to settle the contest.

    The Hammers now have one win in 11 league games to slip further down the standings - and Sam Allardyce appears to be running out of time to convince his bosses to extend his contract, which expires at the end of the season.

    Chelsea's players, meanwhile, have two days off before resuming preparations for next week's Champions League last-16 second leg with Paris St Germain.




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