Chelsea 3-0 West Ham
Malouda 90 + 3
Two late goals gave Chelsea a flattering victory in this London derby against West Ham, who went bottom of the EPL as a result.
The win moved Chelsea into clear second place in the EPL and their £50m striker Fernando Torres finally scored his first goal in Chelsea blue, after 732 minutes trying.
But West Ham spurned a number of decent opportunities, especially with the score still 1-0.
Hammers keeper Robert Green made a fine stop from Florent Malouda in the 12th minute, while Blues netminder Petr Cech did equally well to keep out Jonathan Spector’s diving header moments later.
Chelsea grabbed the lead a minute before half-time when ex-Hammer Frank Lampard drilled home Ashley Cole’s cutback from the left by-line.
Centre-back David Luiz hit the crossbar with a 25-yard right-foot curler on 69 minutes. But West Ham created numerous chances, the best of which was side-footed wide by unmarked substitute Robbie Keane from Spector's precise pass on 74 minutes.
Chelsea doubled their advantage ten minutes later, substitute Torres turning neatly in the penalty area and curling a left-foot shot past Green from 10 yards.
And Malouda thumped home Chelsea’s third, from the edge of the box in stoppage-time.
Tags: Chelsea, West Ham, Fernando Torres, Florent Malouda, Frank Lampard