It was a wonderful day for West Ham and particularly head coach, Manuel Pellegrini who has been under pressure as Aaron Cresswell scored the winner for the club to beat Frank Lampard’s Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
Saturday’s match broke a run of eight winless games for the West Ham team.
Cresswell dribbled Reece James before shooting the ball beyond keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga’s reach into the net, thereby condemning Lampard to his first loss to West Ham as Chelsea boss.
Chelsea struggled in the game without Tammy Abraham who was injured on Wednesday’s 2-2 Champions League match against Valencia and wasted some chances to score.
Pellegrini debuted 33-year-old former Millwall goalkeeper David Martin after his number one goalkeeper, Roberto, leaked nine goals in three matches.
West Ham thought they had a second goal Michail Antonio’s shot into the hosts’ net but VAR cancelled it after spotting Antonio’s handball.
Chelsea currently maintain 4th in the Premier League while West Ham is 13th.