Chelsea secured their third consecutive league win on Monday night, as they beat West Ham 2-0 at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea opened the scoring in the 24th minute, thanks to a delightful solo goal from Eden Hazard. The Belgian glided through several West Ham players into the box, before finishing into the bottom corner to put the Blues ahead.
West Ham had a string of good chances to equalise in the second half, with Aaron Cresswell and Manuel Lanzini both coming close. Chelsea also had good opportunities to double their lead, though Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Callum Hudson-Odoi were unable to convert.
Chelsea wrapped up the three points in the 90th minute, as Hazard scored his second of the game. He brought down Ross Barkley’s cross perfectly and finished emphatically into the far post, to wrap up a vital win for the Blues.
Chelsea were at their very best once again, playing the fluid, attacking football that Maurizio Sarri has been longing to see. They were dominant all game long and earned a hard fought win, though they may be frustrated that they didn’t kill the game off with a second goal earlier.
The Blues are certainly fulfilling their potential again, as they continue to push for a top four finish. It was another convincing victory and another vibrant and energetic display, as Chelsea are hitting their stride once again in these crucial final weeks of the Premier League season.