Riding on goals from Eden Hazard and Diego Costa, Chelsea re-established their 10 points lead at the top of the Premier League with a routine 2-1 win over West Ham United.
West Ham began the proceeding by bombarding their 6ft 4in striker Andy Carroll with lofted balls. However, Antonio Conte’s men managed to keep the England international at bay before Eden Hazard opened the scoring in the 25th minute. The goal came from a swift counter-attack after the brilliant N’Golo Kante won possession and sent Hazard clear. The Belgium international exchanged passes with Pedro before scoring his 11th goal of the season. Pedro and Victor Moses were denied by Aaron Cresswell and Randolph respectively as the Blues walked into the break with a one-goal lead.
Diego Costa then doubled Chelsea five minutes after the restart to make the game safe for his team. Slaven Bilic’s men started to pile pressure on the visitors late into the half and were duly rewarded for it when Lanzini scored in the 92nd minute but Chelsea held firm to strengthen their grip on top of the league.
Here is how Twitter reacted to the match:
Chelsea almost as good as Frank Lampard was on MNF tonight!
— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) March 6, 2017
Chelsea have now won 30 points away from home in the Premier League this season; no team has more. pic.twitter.com/X0cCfQQ7cw
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) March 6, 2017
Leicester bought Kante last season, won PL. Chelsea bought Kante this season, nearly win PL.
Sell Kante to Liverpool to help them win PL.
— Roro O'Monstro.™ (@Roromeo_MUFC10) March 7, 2017
— Nizaar Kinsella (@NizaarKinsella) March 6, 2017
Ng'olo Kante is the Engine of Chelsea midfield. Thanks Leicester City for selling to us One of the world class players. 🙏
— Atanas (@atanasi_) March 6, 2017
Leicester bought the league for £5.6M and then sold it to Chelsea for £32M.
— Footy Humour (@FootyHumour) March 6, 2017
Chelsea have 66 points after 27 games. Every side that's got 66 or more points after 27 games has gone on to win Premier League title #CFC
— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) March 6, 2017
Manchester United have scored 39 goals in the league this season.
Chelsea's front three alone have scored 35.
I'm not laughing, it's asthma
— uché (@MyNameIsUche) March 6, 2017
Chelsea are every single pro clubs team you come up against where they all have green afros and score a counter from all your corners
— alex (@alexb__96) March 6, 2017
Chelsea's counter provided further N'Golo Kante proof 🌎🔑 pic.twitter.com/nSnQnz2RZ8
— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) March 6, 2017
Kante could walk into any team in the world
Chelsea got a steal with him
— Bateson87 (@bateson87) March 6, 2017