Chelsea vs West Ham United: Live score| Updates| Highlights| Lineups

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Chelsea came away with a late 2-1 victory against West Ham after a grandstand finish at Stamford Bridge with Maxwel Cornet’s last-minute strike controversially chalked off by VAR.

Chelsea vs West Ham United: Live score| Updates| Highlights| Lineups

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2-1

West Ham manager David Moyes branded the decision to disallow a late goal for his side at Chelsea as ‘a ridiculously bad decision’ following their 2-1 defeat at Stamford Bridge.

Moments after Kai Havertz gave Chelsea a 2-1 lead, Maxwel Cornet struck what he thought to be an equaliser after a mix-up between Reece James and Edouard Mendy.

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Chelsea vs West Ham United: Live score| Updates| Highlights| Lineups

We can certainly understand his frustrations, having been on the unfavored end of quite a few game-changing refereeing decisions of late, though I’d humbly submit that you don’t have to mine the rulebook too deep to find something about a foul being committed when one player kicks another, instead of, you know, kicking the ball.

Two players go for a ball, one gets there first and wins it, the other one commits the foul. 

Highlights:

https://youtu.be/a77dEcL7cDs

Michail Antonio opened the scoring just past the hour mark for the visitors, but an inspired decision from Blues manager Thomas Tuchel turned the game on its head.

Chelsea substitute Ben Chilwell tapped in an equaliser before another substitute in Kai Havertz scored an 88th minute winner.

However, some VAR controversy clouded the closing stages of the league contest.

Lineups:

Chelsea XI: Mendy (GK); Fofana, Silva, Koulibaly; James, Loftus-Cheek, Gallagher, Kovacic, Cucurella; Sterling, Pulisic

West Ham XI: Fabianski (GK); Emerson, Zouma, Kehrer, Coufal; Soucek, Rice; Fornals, Paqueta, Bowen; Antonio.

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