Chelsea tightened their grip on third place in the Premier League with a 1-0 win over 10-man West Ham United on Sunday, with Christian PulisicThe 90th minute winner at Stamford Bridge replaces his teammate JorginhoA missed penalty.
Substitute Pulisic arrived in the penalty area in time to lead the team to a great pass Marcos Alonso Shortly after Jorginho missed his chance from the penalty spot, he shot straight at the West Ham goalkeeper Lukas Fabianski.
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West Ham defender Craig DawsonOne of their best players on a much changing side, received a red card after being checked by the video assistant referee after a clumsy foul on the substitute. Romelu Lukaku that led to the punishment.
Thomas Tuchel’s side have finished off a run of two consecutive home defeats – to Brentford and Arsenal – but it’s their offensive line, not defense, that will worry the coach ahead of the last few games.
“[Tuchel] I just said to make a difference; To bring together and create opportunities. It feels good to be safer in the top four,” Pulisic, who took his place Timo Werner In the 76th minute, he told Sky Sports after the match.
“We needed to win at home, which is a great feeling in front of our fans. We need to finish the season strong… Some good league games and then a final.” [in the FA Cup against Liverpool]. I needed to get in and make a difference and show that I wanted to play.”
Seventh-placed West Ham have made six changes to their starting line-up with a focus on Thursday’s Europa League semi-final first leg against Eintracht Frankfurt, a competition that offers them the best chance of reaching the Champions League next season.
They were looking forward to the right track to secure a point next N’Golo Kantihis perverted effort and Trevoh ShlobehHis missile was saved from a distance by Fabianski before Werner fired a long shot from a narrow angle in the second half of the match, which had few chances.
With this win, Chelsea are five points ahead of Arsenal, who are in fourth place, with a game in hand against Mikel Arteta’s team. They can boost their position with a win over struggling Manchester United on Thursday.
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