James Robson runs the rule over Thomas Tuchel’s Blues...
Chelsea player ratings
Edouard Mendy 6
Well covered by his defenders. When called upon, he was up to everything asked of him.
Andreas Christensen 7
Second half error handed Bowen a chance – but very quick to recover and block the West Ham forward’s effort. Impressive in the air.
Thiago Silva 7
Lingard’s lack of influence says everything about Silva’s control – even when West Ham enjoyed periods of pressure.
Toni Rudiger 7
Kept tight to Bowen to pretty much nullify him as an attacking threat. Always in command.
Cesar Azpilicueta 6
A rare appearance at wingback under Tuchel. Struggled to find space to attack the wide areas.
N’Golo Kante 7
Ate up the space in front of the Chelsea defence to snuff out West Ham’s promising moments.
At the heart of so many Chlesea attacks with his intelligent used of the ball. Protected his defence well.
Ben Chilwell 7
Lively from an attacking perspective. Clever pull back for Werner’s goal.
Patient when presented with few opportunities to get behind West Ham. Found ways to cause them problems – including two wonderful long-range effort in the second half
The two sides of Werner. Worked so hard running behind, broke his duck with a sharp finish, then missed an absolute sitter.
Christian Pulisic 6
Very mobile in a bid to find gaps in a packed West Ham defence, but presented with little in the way of service.
Hakim Ziyech (Pulisic, 74’) 6
Bright when coming on and finding dangerous positions.
Reece James (Azpilicueta, 86’) N/A
Tammy Abraham (Werner, 87’) N/A
Subs not used: Kepa, Alonso, Zouma, Gilmour, Havertz, Hudson-Odoi