West Ham 1-0 Chelsea player ratings, stats and reaction: Spanish Blues ace has game to forget as Moyes secures first win as Hammers boss

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Chelsea lost their four league game of the season this afternoon, as a sixth minute strike from Marko Arnautovic saw Antonio Conte’s side loss further ground in the race for the Premier League title.

The Blues fell behind just six minutes after the game had started, as a ball from Manuel Lanzini put Arnautovic through on goal, with the former Stoke ace slotting to the ball past Thibaut Courtois to put his side 1-0 up.

Chelsea squandered a whole host of chances throughout the rest of the match, with the best falling to Spanish Alvaro Morata, who saw his 93rd minute volley fly just past the post as the Hammers held on for all three points.

Following this result, Chelsea now sit 11 points behind Premier League leaders Man City, with the Citizens also having a game in hand over the Blues, whose dream of retaining the Premier League title looks all but over.

Player of the Match

West Ham’s Arthur Masuaku had an absolutely brilliant game today, with the defender doing his absolute best to stop nearly of Chelsea’s attacks down their left hand side.

The left-back was always on hand to deny Blues danger-man Eden Hazard, with Masuaku not allowing the Belgian a second of breathing time as his side held on to their slender lead to secure a win over their London rivals.

The player even broke a Premier League record as well, as the defender completed a total of 11 dribbles during the match, beating the previous record of 10.

This tweet shows just how good the Hammers star was this afternoon

Flop of the Match

Chelsea’s Spanish star Marcos Alonso had a shocker of a game today, with the left-back being run ragged by Michail Antonio and Lanzini down Chelsea’s left-hand side.

The player even got booked during the match, the only Chelsea played to do so, and was even subbed off by boss Conte in the 55th minute, summing up just how bad the Spanish international was today.

This fan sums up Alonso’s performance perfectly

Stat of the Match

It just wasn’t Chelsea’s day today, and this from Opta summarises that perfectly

Player Ratings

West Ham: Adrian 6, Reid 7, Ogbonna 7, Cresswell 7, Zabaleta 7, Obiang 7, Noble 7, Masuaku 8, Lanzini 7, Arnautovic 7, Antonio 7 / Subs: Sakho 6, Ayew 6

Chelsea: Courtois 6, Azpilicueta 6, Cahill 6, Christensen 7, Zappacosta 6, Fabregas 7, Kante 6, Bakayoko 6, Alonso 4, Hazard 6, Morata 6 / Subs: Willian 6, Pedro 6, Moses 6


Chelsea got absolutely slaughtered by fans following the result, with these tweets just a few of the many posted about the Blues’ performance

Whilst these fans ripped into Tiemoue Bakayoko for the player’s sub-par performance

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