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Chelsea 3-0 West Ham – First half report

A terrible first half of the men in burgundy and blue, no idea at all!

It all started so well when the West Ham supporters were in good voice giving advice to the Chelsea supporters on where to place their blue flags.

But Chelsea’s early pressure saw the Irons fall behind, which was nothing new at the time.

In the following minutes they increased the pressure and Chelsea took the lead.

Noni Madueke showed clever footwork on the right before curling home a cross. Kurt Zouma was (again) too slow and the ball ended up at the feet of Cole Palmer, who made no mistake from just inside the penalty area.

Surprise, surprise…West ​​Ham have now conceded ten goals in the opening fifteen minutes of the first half, only Sheffield United (11) have conceded more in the Premier League this season.

After trailing 1-0, the Irons raced straight to the other end and won a corner. Jarrod Bowen rose above Marc Cucurella and his header hit the crossbar. So close to 1-1.

The clock then ticked past the half hour mark and Chelsea grabbed their second.

Cole Palmer played a powerful, low pass to Noni Madueke. As Kurt Zouma tried to challenge for the ball, it bounced off captain Conor Gallagher, who made no mistake with the finish.

And it got even worse…

A third for Chelsea, with just under ten minutes before half-time.

The tireless Mykhailo Mudryk tipped a corner to the back post, Thiago Silva nodded back across goal and the lively Noni Madueke finished the ball.

West Ham were cut open time and time again, but were also inches away from scoring twice themselves!

Bowen was so unlucky as his volley from Petrovic’s poor punch from Coufal’s cross pinged back against the woodwork.

Nevertheless, it’s now a long road back for the Hammers.

Surely Moyes will make some changes?