Saturday December 1, 2012 Day 15 Finished Upton Park

West Ham United 3 - 1 Chelsea

  • Cole 63’
  • Diamé 86’
  • Maïga 90’
  • Mata 13’

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  1. Premier League - Chelsea woes continue in loss at Diame-inspired West Ham

    Premier League - Chelsea woes continue in loss at Diame-inspired West Ham

    Mohamed Diame ratified a rousing second-half performance by West Ham as he came off the bench to score in a 3-1 win over Chelsea. More

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    Time:90'
    • West Ham United
    • Chelsea
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    • 90+4' There goes the final whistle. Chelsea now seven matches in the Premier League without a win. Their longest run without a win in 18 seasons. Thanks for joining us for this this one.
    • 90+2' Torres with a diving header, but Jaaskelainen stands tall to make the stop. No goal and this match is all over for the visitors as the "Rafa reject" banners are suddenly unfurled by the Chelsea fans.
    • 90+1' GOAL! Maiga slams the ball into the net after Cech had saved from Taylor. Ashley Cole sums up a miserable performance by Chelsea in the second half as he loses the ball that led to the goal.
    • 89' We are into four minutes of time added on.
    • 88' Carlton Cole departs to be replaced by Modibo Maíga. All change in the mood of this match as Maiga shows off some skill. West Ham brimming with confidence.
    • 87' GOAL! Diame thumps the ball into the net from 12 yards out and West Ham lead 2-1. Lovely pass from Carlton Cole and the finish is superb. West Ham ahead and Chelsea heading for defeat.
    • 86' Chance for Oscar to bury that stat, but he wallops the ball over via the shin of Collins. Mata again involved in the build-up play.
    • 85' Rafael Benitez could be the first Chelsea manager to fail to win any of their first three Premier League matches in the Abramovich era (since 2003) and first for the club since Gianluca Vialli in 1998.
    • 84' Ashley Cole heads off his own line from Reid's header. A Noble corner causing all sorts of problems in that Chelsea rearguard.
    • 83' Noble picks out Jarvis on the run. Superb pass, but Cech is equal to the task as he dives to palm away the shot.
    • 82' Diame again wins a challenge with Mata in the middle of the park.
    • 81' Ramires gets an attempted pass all wrong as the ball flies straight out of play. Allardyce looking a lot more content in this second period with his lot.
    • 80' Torres holds off Nolan to earn Chelsea a rare corner. His cross is headed clear by Collins.
    • 79' A change for Chelsea with Marko Marin taking over from Moses, who has gone quiet in this second period.
    • 78' Mata weighs up his options before unloading a shot at goal from inside the West Ham box, but O'Brien comes up with an excellent block.
    • 77' An offside flag goes up against Cole as he set off in a foot race with Ivanovic. Ivanovic has been involved in a bruising battle with the big forward.
    • 76' Reid heads goalwards from Noble's corner, but no real pace on the header as Cech collects.
    • 75' Carlton Cole scores his first ever Premier League goal against his former club in his eighth appearance against them.
    • 74' That is his last action of the day as he is replaced by Oscar for the visiting side.
    • 73' Jussi Jaaskelainen throws the ball straight to Hazard. Well out of his goal, but Hazard lifts the chip over the bar. Disappointing finish.
    • 72' Torres again can't latch onto a loose ball as Jussi Jaaskelainen shows his awareness with another timely take.
    • 71' John Mikel Obi has been booked for complaining about the decision to award the goal. Can't blame him. The goal shouldn't have counted.
    • 70' Diame again on the charge for West Ham as he wins another corner. Noble with the delivery, but Chelsea clear. This game coming to the boil nicely.
    • 69' Mata cracks a free-kick over the wall. Jussi Jaaskelainen well beaten, but the ball comes back off the inside of a post. So unfortunate.
    • 68' Noble has been booked for taking out Ramires 25 yards from goal.
    • 67' Hazard's shot is saved by Jaaskelainen. Breaks to Torres, but he can't come up with the finish. All happening now as his effort is blocked.
    • 66' Jarvis saw a cross deflect off the head off Cahill. Looked to be a clear foul by Cole, but the referee said no. Very odd. A harsh call.
    • 65' GOAL! Carlton Cole levels for West Ham. He rises above Ivanovic to head home from a deflected cross. 1-1 now. Can't argue with the scoreline.
    • 64' Ashley Cole showing Taylor wide, but the cross isn't really up to scratch as he lifts the ball well out of play.
    • 63' Moses sends Mata scampering clear. Just fails to keep the ball in play. On we go with Chelsea holding this 1-0 advantage.
    • 62' West Ham fans feeding off the energy of their team as Cech comes off his line to pluck a Nolan cross out of the air.
    • 61' Diame on the run for West Ham here. He has made a real difference for the home side in the heart of the midfield area.
    • 60' Brilliant clearance by Ivanovic after Nolan had cut the ball across the face of the visiting goal with the Chelsea goal exposed. This is much better by the Hammers.
    • 59' César Azpilicueta follows the run of Jarvis down the line and the home side win another corner. But Torres is back to head out the delivery from Noble.
    • 58' Rafael Benitez using the enforced time-out to write down a few notes. Cahill off before he prepares to rejoin the battle.
    • 57' Not sure if that was a low head or a high boot. Cahill needing a spot of treatment to sort out the injury.
    • 56' Nolan turns to fire a shot at goal before Cole is deemed to be guilty of dangerous play after Cahill threw his head at the loose ball in the box.
    • 55' Moses showing a turn of real pace as he breaks up the park. Collins is mindful in coming across to knock the ball out of play.
    • 54' Ashley Cole slices clear from inside his own box. Chelsea yet to get up the other end of the park in this half as Mata fades an aimless ball long down the park.
    • 53' Only once this season have Chelsea conceded twice in the second half of a Premier League match – in the 4-2 victory against Tottenham.
    • 52' Cech being blocked off by Nolan as he punched the ball clear from Noble's corner. That will be a free-kick to the visitors.
    • 51' Ball breaks to Diame on the edge of the box, but a white shirt blocks the effort by Diame. Powerful attempt at goal. Hammers suddenly on the up.
    • 50' Taylor dinks the cross into the middle, but Cahill is alert to make the clearance. A corner to the home side.
    • 49' Jarvis on the dash for West Ham. Holds the ball up before picking out Cole, but he can only loop the header high over the visiting bar.
    • 48' Chelsea have won their last five Premier League matches at Upton Park when leading at half time, since a 3-2 defeat in March 1997.
    • 47' Changes for the home side. Tomkins and O'Neil depart the action to be replaced by Diame and Matt Taylor. Few surprises to see Allardyce shuffle his pack.
    • 46' We are off and running in the second period.
    • 45+1' A 1-0 lead for Chelsea at the break. The visiting side in control, but only hold a 1-0 lead. Work to be done in the second period.
    • 45+1' Cech makes a brilliant stop to tip a header over the bar after the ball had broke to Nolan in the area. So close to an equaliser so late in the half.
    • 44' Cech booked after coming off his line to punch outside of his box with Jarvis and Cahill challenging. Not sure he needed to do that. Cahill had that under control. Free-kick to the home side on the edge of the Chelsea area.
    • 43' Torres with a late challenge on Demel. Jussi Jaaskelainen can thump this free-kick long down the park.
    • 42' It is 10 years since West Ham came from behind to pick up any points against Chelsea after falling behind – the 3-2 victory at Stamford Bridge in September 2002.
    • 41' Ramires with a probing through ball trying to pick out Ashley Cole, but Jussi Jaaskelainen is again alert to come off his line to collect.
    • 40' Ashely Cole popping up in the West Ham box. The home side struggling to cope with the obvious movement of Chelsea.
    • 39' Jussi Jaaskelainen claws out a Mata shot. Brilliant save after some lovely work by Moses. O'Brien alert to make another fine tackle on Mata. West Ham toiling here.
    • 38' César Azpilicueta skips away from O'Brien, but nobody on hand to convert in the middle from his cross.
    • 37' Sam Allardyce won just two of 10 Premier League meetings as a coach against Rafa Benitez - W2 D2 L6. Trying to prevent a seventh defeat as Tomkins' header from a Noble corner is blocked by a white shirt.
    • 36' Cech thumps the ball long down the park. It is six years since Chelsea went ahead in a Premier League London derby away from home and went on to lose – 2-1 at Tottenham in November 2006. Omens good for them then today.
    • 35' Nolan with a late nudge on Cech in the air. Referee is having a word with the West Ham United skipper.
    • 34' Collins showing his frustration. Torres slides a shot wide from distance. Never really got hold of that effort. Chelsea continue to impress.
    • 33' Nolan sticks the ball in the net, but Collins has been penalised for pushing Ivanovic in the back from the knockdown. Correct decision by the referee. Arms were on his back.
    • 32' But Chelsea continue to push and probe as Mata drills a shot inches over the bar from 22 yards. Decent hit by the Belgian midfielder.
    • 31' Demel nods the ball behind his own goal for a third corner of the day to Chelsea. Mata's corner is headed away.
    • 30' Torres provided his first Premier League assist in 22 matches in the division stretching back ninth months – since Chelsea’s 4-2 victory at Aston Villa on March 31.
    • 29' Hazard picks out Ramires, but his first touch is heavy and his second touch is a tackle. A late one. West Ham awarded the free-kick on the edge of their own area.
    • 28' Kevin Nolan trying to rouse his team-mates as Collins thumps clear a César Azpilicueta cross at the second attempt.
    • 27' Sam Allardyce has chopped off his Movember moustache. Sad to see. But at least he is chewing on some gum to keep himself occupied.
    • 26' Chelsea hit on the break with Ramires picking out Torres, who leans back to lift the shot well over the bar. Disappointing end to that move.
    • 25' César Azpilicueta deemed to be guilty of bringing down Jarvis. West Ham have a free-kick chance, but Noble's free-kick is scrambled clear.
    • 24' Chelsea have opened the scoring in a Premier League match for the ninth time this season – only West Brom (10) and Tottenham (10) have done it more often. They have won six and drawn two when netting the opening goal this season.
    • 23' Lovely ball into the middle by Hazard, but Collins and the home defence are well positioned to do the clearing up work.
    • 22' O'Brien forced to cut out the cross from César Azpilicueta. Another corner to Chelsea here.
    • 21' Chelsea almost in for a second as Demel has his pocket picked by Ramires, who picks out Moses. He can't connect properly as his shot wanders wide from 12 yards.
    • 20' Mata thumps an inviting free-kick into the middle, but Jussi Jaaskelainen is off his line to make a comfortable take.
    • 19' Late tackle by Noble as he brings Hazard crashing to the deck. Chelsea with a free-kick out wide of the home area.
    • 18' Mata is now joint-top scorer in London derbies this season, level with Jermain Defoe of Spurs and Arsenal forward Olivier Giroud.
    • 17' Ivanovic winning the ball ahead of Carlton Cole. Ball is out of play as a banner reading "Rafa Out" can be spotted. A couple of fans not sure whether they should be displaying that at the moment.
    • 16' Chelsea on the move again here. Mata and Cesar and Ramires combining well as West Ham are content to let the visiting side play in front of them. Smooth challenge by Collins to regain the ball.
    • 15' Cahill taking no chances as he empties the ball out of play deep in his own half.
    • 14' Juan Mata scored his fourth goal in London derbies. He also scored twice against Tottenham and once against Arsenal.
    • 13' The home fans silenced, but nothing much they could do about that. Slick, slick goal. Sam Allardyce out of his technical area showing some concern.
    • 12' A fifth league goal of the season for Mata. Collins all over the place at the back from the movement of Chelsea. Benitez urging his side to focus.
    • 11' GOAL! Mata slips the ball into the net from Torres' cutback. Lovely ball from Moses to Torres and Chelsea lead 1-0. Super finish by Mata.
    • 10' West Ham would join fifth-placed Spurs on 23 points with a win here. Chelsea can close to within two points of second-placed Manchester City with a victory.
    • 9' West Ham are the only team in the Premier League yet to concede a headed goal this season. Which suggests they will be difficult to unsettle in the air today.
    • 8' No real chances as yet. No lack of effort though in the battle for supremacy with both sides battling hard to win possession.
    • 7' Collins hammers a long free-kick into the middle, but César Azpilicueta is bumped to the ground by Kevin Nolan. Free-kick to the visiting side.
    • 6' Carlton Cole starts up front for West Ham, replacing Andy Carroll. He began his career at Chelsea, scoring four goals in 16 Premier League appearances for them from 2001 to 2006.
    • 5' Noble delivers a lovely corner into the middle, but Cech is off his line quickly to punch clear the loose ball. Carroll would have challenged for that.
    • 4' O'Brien doing well to cover up as he knocks the ball back to Jussi Jaaskelainen under pressure from Ramires.
    • 3' Guy Demel has a chance to apply some pressure, but lifts an attempted cross straight out of play.
    • 2' West Ham looking to get on the move here early on O'Brien fails to pick out Carlton Cole in the middle after a Chelsea corner comes to nothing.
    • 1' West Ham United get the match off and running.
    • 12.42 Almost ready to go. Cole looking in a determined mood. Opportunity knocks for him with no Carroll available for another six to eight weeks.
    • 12.40 Two teams come out to a packed house at Upton Park in London. West Ham United fans blowing bubbles as per usual. Chelsea hope to be blowing away the home side to get their title campaign back on track here.
    • 12.35 Sam Allardyce on Andy Carroll's knee injury: "Andy is out for six to eight weeks. It is a pretty severe injury. We didn't expect it to be so severe. But the lads out there have plenty of experience. Hopefully, if we play like we did against Manchester United, we can get something from the game today."
    • 12.30 Rafael Benitez has lost his last three Premier League away matches in London as a manager – his Liverpool side losing at Chelsea, Fulham and Arsenal. His last away victory in the capital was at Upton Park – Liverpool’s 3-2 victory in September 2009. Chelsea remain the only unbeaten club in London derby matches this season, winning two and drawing two of their four matches, and conceding only three goals.
    • 12.25 Match odds if you fancy a flutter on this one today: West Ham United (16/5) Chelsea (10/11) Draw (12/5)
    • 12.20 Fernando Torres has scored six goals in six Premier League appearances against West Ham; more than against any other opponent in the competition. The Hammers have scored just eight goals in their last 13 Premier League games against the Blues and never more than once in a game during this run.
    • 12.15 A few facts and figures to get you in the mood for this match: Chelsea have won just one of their last five Premier League home matches - won one, drawn three and lost one. James Collins has netted three goals against Chelsea, all headers.
    • 12.10 Rafael Benitez (Chelsea): "The team needs to score and to win. We are close in terms of what we are trying to achieve in attack. The team has improved the shape in defence, but we need to be a bit quicker in attack."
    • 12.05 Sam Allardyce (West Ham United) on his old rivalry with Rafael Benitez: "I don't want to jump into that scenario, I am a bit bigger than that, I don't want to go tit for tat. It was a long time ago, a lot of water has gone under the bridge since then and I am just looking forward to the game. All I do is look to compete at a level going against not just Chelsea, but also against a man who has a real good record, to see if we can upset them."
    • 12.00 West Ham are without Andy Carroll (knee) and George McCartney (groin) due to injury. Carlton Cole starts up for the home side. Juan Mata returns for Chelsea with Victor Moses and Fernando Torres both in from the start. Oscar drops out for the visiting side.
    • 11.55 Teams: West Ham United: Jaaskelain, Demel, Collins, Reid, O'Brien, Noble, Nolan, Tomkins, Jarvis, O'Neil, Cole..subs: Spiegel, Maiga, Taylor, Diame, Spence, Fanimo, Moncur////Chelsea: Cech; Azpilicueta, Ivanovic, Cahill, Cole; Mikel, Ramires; Moses, Mata, Hazard; Torres..subs: Turnbull, Ferreira, Romeu, Bertrand, Marin, Piazon, Oscar
    • 11.55 Chelsea remain without John Terry, Frank Lampard and Daniel Sturridge. Terry (knee) and Lampard (calf) are back in training but interim manager Rafael Benitez is refusing to rush either back with the Club World Cup on the horizon. The game also comes too soon for Daniel Sturridge (hamstring), meaning Fernando Torres will once again lead the line.
    • 11.50 Teams coming right up for you as soon as we get them. West Ham will have midfielder Mark Noble back from suspension. Noble missed the midweek defeat to Manchester United after picking up five bookings this season. Striker Andy Carroll has a slight knee problem and will be assessed before manager Sam Allardyce names his team.
    • 11.45 Good morning and welcome to LIVE coverage of West Ham United against Chelsea from Upton Park in the Premier League. A 12.45pm kick-off start in this one.
  • Summary

    • 90+1' GOAL! Maiga slams the ball into the net after Cech had saved from Taylor. Ashley Cole sums up a miserable performance by Chelsea in the second half as he loses the ball that led to the goal.
    • 88' Carlton Cole departs to be replaced by Modibo Maíga. All change in the mood of this match as Maiga shows off some skill. West Ham brimming with confidence.
    • 87' GOAL! Diame thumps the ball into the net from 12 yards out and West Ham lead 2-1. Lovely pass from Carlton Cole and the finish is superb. West Ham ahead and Chelsea heading for defeat.
    • 84' Ashley Cole heads off his own line from Reid's header. A Noble corner causing all sorts of problems in that Chelsea rearguard.
    • 83' Noble picks out Jarvis on the run. Superb pass, but Cech is equal to the task as he dives to palm away the shot.
    • 73' Jussi Jaaskelainen throws the ball straight to Hazard. Well out of his goal, but Hazard lifts the chip over the bar. Disappointing finish.
    • 69' Mata cracks a free-kick over the wall. Jussi Jaaskelainen well beaten, but the ball comes back off the inside of a post. So unfortunate.
    • 67' Hazard's shot is saved by Jaaskelainen. Breaks to Torres, but he can't come up with the finish. All happening now as his effort is blocked.
    • 65' GOAL! Carlton Cole levels for West Ham. He rises above Ivanovic to head home from a deflected cross. 1-1 now. Can't argue with the scoreline.
    • 60' Brilliant clearance by Ivanovic after Nolan had cut the ball across the face of the visiting goal with the Chelsea goal exposed. This is much better by the Hammers.
    • 45+1' Cech makes a brilliant stop to tip a header over the bar after the ball had broke to Nolan in the area. So close to an equaliser so late in the half.
    • 39' Jussi Jaaskelainen claws out a Mata shot. Brilliant save after some lovely work by Moses. O'Brien alert to make another fine tackle on Mata. West Ham toiling here.
    • 33' Nolan sticks the ball in the net, but Collins has been penalised for pushing Ivanovic in the back from the knockdown. Correct decision by the referee. Arms were on his back.
    • 21' Chelsea almost in for a second as Demel has his pocket picked by Ramires, who picks out Moses. He can't connect properly as his shot wanders wide from 12 yards.
    • 11' GOAL! Mata slips the ball into the net from Torres' cutback. Lovely ball from Moses to Torres and Chelsea lead 1-0. Super finish by Mata.
    • 11.55 Teams: West Ham United: Jaaskelain, Demel, Collins, Reid, O'Brien, Noble, Nolan, Tomkins, Jarvis, O'Neil, Cole..subs: Spiegel, Maiga, Taylor, Diame, Spence, Fanimo, Moncur////Chelsea: Cech; Azpilicueta, Ivanovic, Cahill, Cole; Mikel, Ramires; Moses, Mata, Hazard; Torres..subs: Turnbull, Ferreira, Romeu, Bertrand, Marin, Piazon, Oscar
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