Cresswell lights up London derby as West Ham shock Chelsea



Aaron Cresswell lights up a London derby as West Ham beat Chelsea 2-1 in the Premier League encounter at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening.The Hammers became only the second side to win at Chelsea in the league this season and Frank Lampard’s side, who lost at Manchester City a week prior, could have few complaints about the result.With Tammy Abraham sidelined and N’Golo Kante among the substitutes, Chelsea lacked a cutting edge in attack and guile in midfield as West Ham’s Mark Noble and Declan Rice were given the run of the park.Cresswell scored the winner early in the second half and West Ham could have extended their lead through Michail Antonio in the 67 minutes but VAR disallowed the goal for handball before surviving a late rally from the hosts to secure their first victory since they beat Manchester United on September 22 and provide a lift to under-fire manager Manuel Pellegrini.Chelsea remain in fourth place but Tottenham reduced the gap to seven points with a win over Bournemouth.The victory sees West Ham steer four points clear of the relegation places and eases the pressure off manager Pellegrini Chelsea travel to Everton in midweek while West Ham visit Wolves.





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