Chelsea Miss Opportunity To Go Third After Losing To Struggling West Ham

Chelsea missed an opportunity to go third in the Premier League yesterday by losing 3-2 to West Ham who are only still three points above relegation zone after their win.

Chelsea would have gone third yesterday had they clinched the 3 points available during their match against West Ham thereby overtaking Leicester who lost their match against Everton also played yesterday.

It appeared like both sides would have to settle for a point but Andriy Yarmolenko’s last-gasp winner settled an eventful London derby with Chelsea and delivered a huge boost to West Ham United’s hopes of avoiding relegation.

Moyes was angry when Soucek saw a first-half goal ruled out because Michail Antonio was adjudged to be offside and in Chelsea keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga’s line of vision.

Chelsea then took the lead through Willian’s penalty but battling West Ham levelled through Soucek’s header right on the stroke of half-time.

Man-of-the-match Antonio bundled West Ham in front six minutes after the interval but this eventful affair looked to be heading for a draw when Willian’s superb free-kick with 18 minutes left drew Chelsea level.

And yet, with injury-time looming, West Ham broke and the tireless Antonio set up Yarmolenko for a crisp finish that gave Moyes’ men what could be a priceless three points.