Antonio Conte got off to a winning start as Chelsea manager on Monday night as a late Diego Costa goal sealed a 2-1 victory over West Ham United in a tight London derby at Stamford Bridge.
Costa’s winner came in the 89th minute, after James Collins had cancelled out Eden Hazard’s first-half penalty.
Living up to his reputation as a passionate Italian, Costa celebrated Costa’s winner like a man possessed.
On balance, Chelsea were good value for their three points.
The Blues registered 16 shots to West Ham’s seven, while the hosts had 62% of the ball.