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Three things we noticed as Chelsea trash West Ham to go Fifth

Chelsea put their recent defeats behind them as Thiago Silva and Tammy Abraham both scored to see off the Hammers.

The Blues had threatened to fall away following losses at Everton and then Wolves.

Frank Lampard’s side certainly had the look of a side who had been dealt a reality check and West Ham will feel aggrieved by the end scoreline.

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They posed the Blues plenty of problems but were on the back foot within 10 minutes as Thiago Silva was allowed a clear run to head home.

West Ham though continued to come as the error-strewn hosts failed to assert their authority on the game.

But Tammy Abraham scored two in the space of three minutes to take the game away from the visitors and ensure that an indifferent performance was not punsihed.

Blues bounce back

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Had Chelsea lost a third straight league game a blip would’ve threatened to become something more.

As it is they returned to winning ways to stay in touch with the leading pack.

We’ve seen courtesy of Tottenham’s disaster week how quickly things can change

Every team is admittedly dropping points but two lacklustre games can allow a rival to steal six points on you. Six points that could prove crucial at the end of the season.

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Chelsea though were far from their vintage best and certainly showed why they lost twice in four days.

There was a definite nervousness about them when the Hammers were threatening.

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Abraham’s quick fire brace then could not have been better timed with the hosts quickly ending any hopes of a comeback

Werner’s woes continue

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I can confirm that this Werner we are watching is the same one who played for RB Leipzig last season.

That may be tough to comprehend, I appreciate that.

Three things we noticed as Blues trash West Ham to go Fifth

The German’s scoreless run stretches to nine games with his blank against West Ham and his confidence seems to be low.

Even basic mistakes, like a simple first touch, are beginning to creep in.

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A first-half chance went begging, one you feel he would’ve buried were he in full flow, before he smashed the bar late on.

Werner admitted this week that the Premier League is a tougher proposition that he had envisaged, but he retains the faith of his manager.

Lampard spent big on two Germans in the summer, he will be hoping one begins firing sooner rather than later.

Set piece maestros

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Chelsea and West Ham have been the two most prolific Premier League teams when it comes to scoring from set pieces.

Three things we noticed as Blues trash West Ham to go Fifth

So it was hardly surprising that Silva got the games opener from a Blues corner.

It isn’t the first time the Brazilian has converted from a set piece, but the fact it came against the Hammers is something of a surprise.

Moyes has got his team incredibly well drilled and perhaps deserves more plaudits than he is getting.

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So much so that West Ham hadn’t conceded a single set piece goal before Silva headed home.

Hard to believe in a way given how the Chelsea defender was allowed to waltz into the box unchallenged before scoring – zonal marking not covering itself in glory there.

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