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Christian Pulisic scored the winner in the last minute to help Chelsea produce one of the narrow football scores of the weekend in the Premier League. Craig Dawson was sent off in the 86th minute when he pulled down Romelu Lukaku to deny a clear goalscoring opportunity. Jorginho missed the ensuing penalty before Pulisic scored the winner just when it looked like both teams would share the points.

Player ratings

Chelsea: Mendy 6; Azpilicueta 5, Thiago Silva 8, Chalobah 5, Alonso 8; Loftus-Cheek 7, Kante 6, Jorginho 5; Mount 6, Havertz 6, Werner 5

Subs: Ziyech 6, Lukaku 7, Pulisic 7

West Ham: Fabianski 7; Coufal 6, Dawson 7, Cresswell 6; Johnson 7, Soucek 6, Noble 6, Fornals 6, Masuaku 6; Yarmolenko 5, Benrahma 5

Subs: Rice 5, Bowen 5, Lanzini n/a

MOTM: Marcos Alonso (Chelsea)

Managers Reaction

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel: “It seemed a bit stuck. But we knew it. It can feel like this against West Ham who defends with a lot of bodies and discipline. We have to wait for the moments. We had some accelerations with Mason from midfield but nobody was joining. It felt stuck. We controlled the game but could not find spaces. It was also not the moment to take every risk after our recent results. We wanted to control their counter-attacks. The red card may be opened more space to allow the late answer.”

West Ham boss David Moyes: “It [the result] a little bit undeserved but we have ourselves to blame. We didn’t defend well in the last four or five minutes. Dawson played ever so well, I think he should have got the ball. He made the referee make a decision by using his left foot. There’s no criticism of Dawson but if he tried to get the ball quickly then he could have prevented it. Small things in football make the difference, but he [Jorginho] could have still scored and it was 11 v 11.”

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