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Hazard Too Good for the Hammers as He Singlehandedly Fires Chelsea into 3rd Position
Image Source It was the final game of last week premier league action, as Chelsea who are fighting for top 4 this season went against Westham in a very tricky London derby encounter at the bridge, a game that ended in a magnificent victory for Chelsea, thanks to the genius of Hazard, as they move up to 3rd, in their quest for champions league qualification next season. For Chelsea, this was a much-needed victory, gaining massive 3 points, as they keep fighting for the top 4. It was all down to the incredible one-man show by Eden Hazard to help fire his team into 3rd. For WestHam, there’s nothing much to be sad about, as Chelsea were clearly too good for them and all boils down to the unstoppable moments of hazard. The loss doesn’t do much to their season, as they are only pushing to finish as high as possible on the premier league table. Brief Post-Match Analyses A great night atmosphere as usual at the bridge, a fixture where the Chelsea fans want to see the team get nothing less than the 3 points. Chelsea lineup in their usual 4-3-3 formation, while WestHam setup up in a 4-2-3-1 formation. The game began and Chelsea were clearly the better side, asking a lot of questions from this Westham team all through the first half, which finally resulted to a wonder solo goal by Hazard to unlock the Hammers defense and put the blues ahead, before scoring another brilliant goal just before added time to seal the victory and fire Chelsea into 3rd position for the meantime. Hazard scored the first goal of the game in the 24th minute, receiving the ball fro, Ruben just after the center circle and dribbling past 5 Westham players before firing the ball into the net, to give Chelsea the much-needed advantage going into half time. Hazard was on the scoresheet yet again in the 90th minute, receiving a brilliant long pass from Barkley and controlling it superbly inside the WestHam box, before pitting the ball past the goalkeeper, to give Chelsea the crucial victory. Match Stats According to the final stats of the game, Chelsea were clearly the better team and had more overall shots, with a total of 16 shots, 7 of them were on target which resulted to 2 finding the back of the net. Westham, on the other hand, made do with 9 overall shots, 2 of them on target with none finding the back of the net. Chelsea had more of the ball possession as expected, with 55% possession, 486 passes, and 84% pass accuracy, while Westham was left with no option than to manage the remaining share of the ball, with 401 passes, and a 77% pass accuracy. Chelsea committed more of fouls in the game, with a total of 8 fouls committed, 2 of which were shown a yellow card and no red card in the match for both teams. Westham, on the other hand, committed 7 fouls, of which just 1 was shown a yellow card. 3 offsides for Chelsea and 7 corners played in the game. Westham had just 1 offside call and had 4 corners in the game. It was a much-needed and crucial victory for Chelsea as they keep pushing to achieve one of their main targets this season. And that is a wrap… What do you think about this match? I would love to read your own opinions… Enjoy your day.