THE rating line will typically not at all times inform the entire story, and this was actually the case for Chelsea’s 3-0 win over West Ham.
Frank Lampard’s aspect will rightfully have fun a thrashing, but the bottom-line is the result was harsh on David Moyes’ side.
Thiago Silva has rolled again the years for ChelseaCredit score: Getty Pictures – Getty
Chelsea wanted these three factors badly after dropping two on the trot and proper forward of a busy Christmas interval.
However, if it wasn’t for 2 late targets gifted to Tammy Abraham by a miss-hit from Timo Werner, and a goalkeeping error, Chelsea would have remained a nervous trying outfit proper up till the ultimate whistle solely being 1-0 up.
West Ham have been effectively within the sport till the final quarter-hour and infrequently managed intervals of the match, benefiting from an anxious Chelsea.
However the Blues acquired the job achieved and credit score should be given to them for getting all three factors and conserving a clean-sheet.
Loads of this was due to veteran centre again Thiago Silva, who rolled again the years once more for Chelsea.
The 36-year-old was incredible on the again for Chelsea and put in a Man of the Match performance.
He confirmed the vitality and need of a 25-year-old participant hitting the height of his profession.
And, if it wasn’t for him tonight, his composure on the ball, being so colossal on the again, and getting that every one essential first objective for Chelsea, then Frank Lampard and his gamers might be spending Christmas in pure disappointment.
Brazilian Silva scored a bullet header to open the scoring Credit score: EPA
Silva is mixing with gamers ten years his junior, however he proved that he’s nonetheless probably the greatest round tonight, and was actually the most effective on the pitch.
He has turn into simply as essential to Chelsea as some other participant new or previous, and he has confirmed that Lampard can’t afford to relaxation him typically.
However we all know he might want to, even the machine monster that’s Thiago Silva might want to relaxation and to be managed, nevertheless it issues you as a Chelsea fan when he will likely be rested.
He knew how badly Chelsea wanted these three factors tonight, and you possibly can see in his celebration when he scored the opening objective simply how a lot it meant to him and the way a lot they wanted that win.
The remainder of the sport stayed edgy till Abraham’s targets, however the Blues will really feel significantly better tonight going again into the highest 5 proper earlier than Christmas.