Chelsea just lost 3-1 away at West Ham, after leading 1-0 at the half-time mark.
Chelsea we’re the best team of the first half, and scoring through some good build up play with Moses putting Torres through, who in turn found Juan Mata with a good pass, for the Spaniard to shoot and score.
Chelsea we’re cruising until West Ham brought Mohamed Diame, who used his strength to change the game.
West Ham scored early in the second half, with Carlton Cole climbing all over Ivanovic to get his head to the ball, with Cech stood still in the centre of the goal. How the Referee and linesman missed this foul I do not know…
Mata then had a free-kick from around 25 yards, hit the inside of the post and bounce away to be cleared.
Eden Hazard had been in blistering form, with lots of forward running, making the West Ham defence and keeper work hard. So no surprise that Benitez took him off. Bad decision number 1.
Benitez then takes Victor Moses off, who personally was Chelsea’s best player for most of the match, to be replaced by Marko Marin.
After these changes, Chelsea failed to hold possession for large parts of the game, and West Ham turned possession into goals in the last 5 minutes of the game.
Ramires peels of Diame in the box to double up on Carlton Cole, who finds Diame in space, for Diame to shoot hard and low through Ivanovic’s legs and just past Cech’s outstretched right leg.
West Ham killed off the game in injury time, with Ashley Cole losing the ball, leaving Carlton Cole using his strength to create the chance, putting through Mark Noble who forces a save from Cech, who parries it out to Maiga to finish thr rebound.
How Rafa can explain himself for taking off the two Chelsea players who had caused the most threat, is oblivious to me. What a joke! I didn’t think I could hate Rafa any more than I did this morning. I was wrong!