Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham scored a late opportunist double to make sure about a 3-0 home win for Chelsea over West Ham United in the Premier League on Monday after Brazilian safeguard Thiago Silva had terminated them in front with an early header.
The outcome lifted Chelsea to fifth on 25 focuses from 14 games, a point behind fourth-put Everton, while West Ham remained tenth on 21 focuses subsequent to neglecting to pile up a third progressive away win.
It was a welcome triumph for Chelsea after two progressive thrashings and Abraham recognized there was a revitalizing cry in the changing area before the commencement.
“The boys said we needed a performance and that’s what we did today,” the 23-year-old told Sky Sports.
“As a striker, scoring goals gives you confidence, my teammates created a lot of chances and we defended well as a team.
“It’s something you do in the park, get in the right areas and be ready when the ball lands. It’s still early doors to be looking at the table, we have to just keep picking up three points.”
West Ham’s Declan Rice had an objective prohibited for offside before 36-year-old focus back Thiago Silva planted a pounding header past visiting goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski in the tenth moment as he met a Mason Mount corner.
The Hammers twice approached as Aaron Cresswell shot across the substance of objective and Chelsea focus back Kurt Zouma cleared a perilous strike before Fabianski denied Timo Werner at the opposite end in the end phases of the main half.
In any case, Abraham settled Chelsea’s nerves when he made it 2-0 in the 78th moment after Werner’s scraped shot from the edge of the punishment territory fell sympathetic for the England forward, who redirected it into the net with the smallest of contacts.
With West Ham faltering, Abraham added the third two minutes after the fact when he side-footed in a bounce back from a tight point after Christian Pulisic’s short proximity header was parried by Fabianski.
Failing Germany worldwide Werner botched an opportunity to make it 4-0 in the perishing minutes when he shook the crossbar from short proximity after a fine run and help by N’Golo Kante.
“That’s the period Timo is in, it’s unfortunate but he’s getting in the positions — when one [goal] goes in it will be a run for him,” Chelsea manager Frank Lampard told the BBC.
“Tammy and [Olivier Giroud] both bring different things, Tammy did his thing today and that’s what we needed.
“West Ham are a good team on good form, so many threats, I thought today would be a tough match and it proved to be so, even in the not beautiful moments we defended superbly –Thiago Silva did brilliantly with that.
“We dropped off slightly and it was important tonight we came back. There were loads of things for the team to show their character – we want more.”
West Ham supervisor David Moyes yielded his group, who remain tenth, were rebuffed for slips at the two finishes of the pitch.
“It was a harsh scoreline but we were not good enough in our box, having to defend a couple of times, we weren’t good enough in their box when we had the opportunities,” he said.
“The players played really well. This was our biggest test so far this season, for the majority of it we played very well but didn’t do enough where it matters.”