PLAYER RATINGS: Jarrod Bowen and Declan Rice shine for West Ham in memorable win over Chelsea… but Edouard Mendy has an afternoon to forget as TWO howlers cost the Blues
- West Ham stunned Premier League leaders Chelsea 3-2 at the London Stadium
- Jarrod Bowen won a penalty and scored Hammers’ second in brilliant display
- Chelsea keeper Edouard Mendy gave away penalty for West Ham’s first goal
- Mendy was beaten at near post by Arthur Masuaku’s cross for the winner
West Ham came from behind twice to beat Premier League leaders Chelsea at the London Stadium in the early kickoff on Saturday.
The Blues took the lead with 30 minutes gone as Thiago Silva headed in the opener, before the hosts were awarded a penalty when Edouard Mendy tripped Jarrod Bowen in the penalty box.
Manuel Lanzini made no mistake from 12 yards to draw the Hammers level, only for Mason Mount to restore Chelsea’s lead almost immediately with a superb volley. West Ham, however, levelled the score early in the second half through Bowen’s smart finish, before Mendy allowed Arthur Masuaku’s cross to beat him at the near post as David Moyes secured a famous win.
Sportsmail‘s Gerry Cox has rated how the players performed during the Premier League clash on Saturday afternoon.
Jarrod Bowen won a penalty and scored West Ham’s second equaliser in a brilliant display
LUKASZ FABIANSKI– 6
Made some comfortable saves but will feel he should have done better with both goals.
VLADIMIR COUFAL – 6
Liked to get forward and looked assured at the back. Won key battles against Alonso. Deft assist for Bowen’s goal.
KURT ZOUMA – 7
Cut out some dangerous crosses. Struggled to deal with Lukaku and subbed off injured in the 71st minute.
CRAIG DAWSON – 7
Made some vital blocks. Dealt with Lukaku’s pressure well. Held the line well when West Ham reverted to a back four.
Craig Dawson made some vital blocks and deal with Romelu Lukaku well once he came on
ISSA DIOP – 7
Played his part in some crucial defending. Comfortable on the ball and had a really good game.
BEN JOHNSON – 6
Injured and replaced on the stroke of half-time. Struggled to deal with Chelsea’s front line in his 45 minutes.
TOMAS SOUCEK – 7
Broke into the box at times but tried to keep things steady in the midfield. Made a vital clearance to deny Lukaku.
DECLAN RICE – 8
Dangerous from dead ball situations and took the game to Chelsea. Driving runs and always offered as an option.
Declan Rice was as influential as ever for West Ham in the middle of the park on Saturday
MANUEL LANZINI – 7
Calmly slotted his penalty in and looked a live wire for the hosts. Played his role in the defensive area too.
JARROD BOWEN – 9
His pressing won the penalty as he was always hassling Chelsea’s back line. Took his goal brilliantly. Superb performance. 9
MICHAIL ANTONIO – 8
He drifted wide and his pace caused issues. Always dangerous on the ball. Used his strength so well.
Michail Antonio caused no end of troubles to Chelsea’s defence and used his strength well
ARTHUR MASUAKU – 7
Pushed up high but when called upon stayed tight to Mount. Scored the winning goal after a good link up with Antonio.
PABLO FORNALS – 7
Came off the bench and lead the counterattack. His energy stretched the game and got the hosts in good positions going forward.
SAID BENRAHMA – 6
Replaced Lanzini with five minutes to play. Didn’t see much of the ball but made good runs to give an option.
EDOUARD MENDY – 5
Shared the blame for West Ham’s penalty, failing to clear Jorginho’s back pass and then tripping Bowen. Should have held Masuaku’s winner, too.
Edouard Mendy was at fault for West Ham’s equaliser and should have kept out their winner
ANDREAS CHRISTENSEN – 6
Played on the right of back three, but given a runaround by Antonio and Bowen. Bowen’s goal went through his legs. Booked.
THIAGO SILVA – 7
Superb header to open the scoring, then made a goal-line clearance a minute later, summing up his importance at both ends of the pitch.
ANTONIO RUDIGER – 6
Not his most disciplined performance, having a running battle with Jarrod Bowen. One storming run forward ended with an overhit pass.
REECE JAMES – 8
Another fine game from the right-wing back, who used his strength to hustle both Rice and Antonio off the ball – never easy tasks. One powerful shot saved early on.
RUBEN LOFTUS-CHEEK – 6
Steady game in the centre of midfield but did not really open up West Ham or pose a goal threat – his only shot, in the first-half, was deflected and saved.
JORGINHO – 6
Horrible back-pass that led to Mendy conceding the penalty from which Lanzini equalised. Did not impose himself on midfield in his usual way. Booked.
Jorginho’s misplaced back-pass led to the penalty through which West Ham made it 1-1
MARCOS ALONSO – 6
Struggled to get forward and deliver telling crosses from left-wing back and replaced by Pulisic as Tuchel changed shape.
HAKIM ZIYECH – 6
Flitted in and out of the action, and provided the cross from which Mount scored in the 44th minute. Had half-chances to score but lacked conviction. Replaced by Hudson-Odoi. 6
KAI HAVERTZ – 6
Playing as the central forward again, missed three half-chances before being injured on the stroke of half-time and had to helped off. Replaced by Lukaku.
MASON MOUNT – 8
Sensational volley to put Chelsea back in the lead shortly before half-time, converting Ziyech’s cross with power and precision. Assist for Silva’s goal, too.
Mason Mount scored a brilliant goal to put Chelsea 2-1 in front and assisted the Blues’ opener
Hardly had a sniff of goal
One good block
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