West Ham United vs.  Chelsea - Game Report - December 4, 2021

(EFE) – For the first time all season and for the second time in the Thomas Tuchel era, Chelsea conceded three goals and lost to West Ham United (3-2) to jeopardize their lead in the English Premier League.

The Blues are deflated in the standings after a game in which West Ham tied them twice by two individual errors and ended up coming back in the last moments

Chelsea, who already played last Sunday against Manchester United last Sunday, started very well in west London, with long possessions and without letting David Moyes’ men smell the ball, but fell apart in the second half .

Against the team that scored the most goals from set pieces in the last two seasons, they took the lead precisely in a corner, with an imperial Thiago Silva who scored his second goal of the campaign with a chopped header.

But it was not going to be a quiet afternoon for the leader, who at 40 minutes saw Jorginho make a very bad assignment for Edouard Mendy and the Senegalese, trying not to lose the ball, swept Jarrod Bowen committing a penalty. Manuel Lanzini did not miss, with his third goal of the season.

The goal did not discourage Chelsea and Hakim Ziyech, who is beginning to look little by little like the Ajax footballer from Amsterdam, put a magnificent cross to Mason Mount so that he would connect it with the inside at the base of the post.

It was a spirited goal, a minute before the break, but Chelsea did not serve to seal the victory. Once again, those of Tuchel were soft in defense and, between Marcos Alonso and Silva, they allowed Bowen, man of the match, to take a whip from the front. 2-2.

He was aiming for a draw at the Olímpico, but Moyes’ West Ham did not give up and, on the verge of discount, out of nowhere, Arthur Masuaku took a center, which touched a defender and slipped through the short stick of Mendy.

Defeat of Chelsea, which continues to lead the Premier, with 33 points, one more than Manchester City and two more than Liverpool, who have yet to play. West Ham strengthens its position in the Champions League and adds 27 points, four more than Arsenal, which is fifth.