Chelsea 2:1 West Ham: Super sub Kai Havertz’s Last Gasp Goal Secures Dramatic Comeback Victory for Blues

Chelsea 2:1 West Ham: Super sub Kai Havertz’s Last Gasp Goal Secures Dramatic Comeback Victory for Blues

  • Chelsea clawed from the jaws of defeat to secure a vital victory over West Ham United on Saturday afternoon
  • Thomas Tuchel's inspired substitutions ensured Chelsea staged a dramatic comeback win over their fellow Londoners in an epic encounter
  • West Ham will feel hard done by the results after putting in a splendid performance for the most part of the game only to be undone by two late goals and a VAR decision

Thomas Tuchel's had to claw back from the jaws of defeat to rescue a point against West Ham United on Saturday afternoon.

Substitute Ben Chilwell cancelled out Antonio's opener before Kai Havertz gave Chelsea a comeback win over the Hammers in the London derby staged at Stamford Bridge.

After making frenetic purchases on transfer deadline day, Thomas Tuchel drafted Wesley Fofana into his preferred three-back formation while Aubameyang watched his new teammates from the stands.

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Kai Havertz, Chelsea, West Ham
Kai Havertz climbed off the bench to secure a vital win for Chelsea against West Ham. Photo credit: @ChelseaFC
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Despite the changes effected to his starting lineup, Tuchel's charges failed to muster a shot on target in a drab, if not boring, first half.

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After recess, West Ham came out of their shells and Antonio silenced the Stamford Bridge crowd with a poacher's finish when he pounced on a rebound to give the visitors the lead after 62 minutes.

Antonio's goal sparked Chelsea to life with Tuchel ringing in the changes in search of an equalizer. And his shuffling of cards yielded dividends with Chilwell scoring out of nothing in the 76th minute.

Substitute Maxwell Cornet spurned a glorious chance to put the visitors into the lead with his header glancing away from the right post.

He was made to pay for his missed opportunity as Kai Havertz met a perfect cross from Chilwell before producing an absolute sublime effort which zoomed straight into the net to complete Chelsea's comeback.

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Cornet will level matters in the 90th minute but his moment of joy was dashed by a VAR decision which nullified his goal.

Despite the ample amount of time added on, Chelsea held on to secure their third win of the campaign.

Chelsea suffer back-to-back defeats away defeats as Blues stumble to narrow loss at Southampton

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Chelsea lost their second successive away game this season after a resilient Southampton side beat them 2-1 at the St.Marys Stadium.

Southampton had to do it the hard way by coming from a goal down to record a shock victory over the visitors.

Raheem Sterling put Chelsea in front in the 23rd minute before Romeo Lavia equalised for the Saints five minutes later. Adam Armstrong scored his first goal in this calendar year just before halftime to ensure Southampton got the maximum points.

Source: Sports Brief News