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Played
November 23, 2013 6:30 PM WAT
Boleyn Ground — London
Referee:‬ C. Foy‎
Attendance:‬ 34977‎
 
 
Frank Lampard 21′ (PG)
 
Oscar 34′
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: West Ham 0-3 Chelsea

Two goals from Frank Lampard and strike from Oscar punished the hosts during a truly lacklustre performance from Sam Allardyce’s men

By Richard Parry at Upton Park

  • Jussi Jaaskelainen
    5
    0
    2.50

    Jussi Jaaskelainen

    Perhaps a little fortunate not to be given his marching orders for the penalty, the veteran keeper had a largely impressive game. Dominating his box aerially and pulling off some nimble saves, finding himself on the losing side after such a display was symptomatic of his season so far.

  • James Tomkins
    0
    0
    2.50

    James Tomkins

    Like Collins and Jaaskelainen, he did little wrong, but the frailties around him proved costly in the end.

  • Joey O'Brien
    2
    0
    3.00

    Joey O'Brien

    Passed fit to feature today, in hindsight he would have perhaps preferred the night off. Kept tight to Tomkins when required, and offered a useful outlet on the flank in the few opportunities West Ham managed to break.

  • James Collins
    2
    3
    2.00

    James Collins

    Brought back into the fold after an injury lay-off, the Welsh international was untroubled by Eto’o, as Chelsea’s midfield inflicted the damage.

  • Guy Demel
    0
    2
    1.00

    Guy Demel Flop of the Match

    Criminal decision-making and awareness handed Lampard the chance to put Chelsea ahead from the spot and, on another day, would have led to his keeper seeing red. Inexcusable.

  • Kevin Nolan
    4
    0
    2.00

    Kevin Nolan

    Should have given his side the lead inside 20 minutes, the captain will be hoping his side can pick things up in the coming weeks to avoid risk of suffering the same doomed fate he experienced with Newcastle.

  • Jack Collison
    0
    2
    1.50

    Jack Collison

    Brought off early in the first half having failed to make any impact on the match.

  • Ravel Morrison
    2
    0
    3.50

    Ravel Morrison

    A young man in form; a man full of confidence. Every touch, jink, and pass was met by the appreciation of the home fans. The one ray of hope for the Hammers.

  • Mark Noble
    1
    0
    2.50

    Mark Noble

    Dormant in the first half, he picked up the pace in the second. That said, his improved effort failed to kick-start his side and he was replaced by Jarvis with ten minutes remaining.

  • Stewart Downing
    0
    0
    2.00

    Stewart Downing

    An enigma. On paper, he should offer West Ham much more than he does, but without a regular target in the box Downing continues to underwhelm.

  • Joe Cole
    1
    0
    1.50

    Joe Cole

    Replaced in the first half, along with Collison, as Allardyce looked to shape things up, in what was a disappointing clash against his old side.

Substitutions

  • Mohamed Diame
    0
    1
    1.50

    Mohamed Diame

    On after 20 minutes, last season’s hero was unable to replicate his impact, or offer any for that matter, as Chelsea entered cruise control.

  • Modibo Maiga
    0
    0
    1.50

    Modibo Maiga

    Wouldn’t have expected to have been brought on after 20 minutes, and from his display, probably won’t expect to again in the coming weeks. Attempted an acrobatic effort in the second half, but only made contact with the air, before missing an absolute sitter with the goal gaping.

  • Petr Cech
    4
    0
    3.00

    Petr Cech

    Apart from one scare in the first half, when he was required to get down quickly to block Nolan, the Czech keeper was relatively unfazed as he picked up his fifth clean sheet on the road.

  • Branislav Ivanovic
    4
    2
    3.50

    Branislav Ivanovic

    A strong, calm, and simple display from Chelsea’s right back. Without the threat of Jarvis, and an uninspiring Downing, Ivanovic enjoyed a relatively easy ride at Upton Park.

  • Gary Cahill
    6
    2
    2.50

    Gary Cahill

    Took a heavy blow in the second half, but that really as troubling as it got for Cahill here tonight.

  • John Terry
    4
    1
    3.00

    John Terry

    A few nervy moments alongside Cahill in the opening minutes, but other than experiencing some token, home-advantage pressing from the Hammers, had little to trouble him.

  • César Azpilicueta
    8
    1
    3.50

    César Azpilicueta

    Deputising on the left for Ashley Cole, the Spaniard showed exceptional awareness and blistering pace to pour water on Morrison’s electric break in the first half, and provided much pace and attacking guile down the flank.

  • Ramires
    6
    4
    3.50

    Ramires

    Offered an outlet for Terry and Cahill by dropping deep, and supplied many a pirouette in the centre of the park. The Brazilian was everywhere and will have certainly clocked up some mileage.

  • Frank Lampard
    11
    2
    3.50

    Frank Lampard

    Was endearing his worst goal drought in a decade, the visit to his former haunts soon saw him rectify that, putting Chelsea ahead from the spot in the first half. He doubled his lead in the final minutes in what was another sweet return to Upton Park.

  • Oscar
    9
    1
    3.50

    Oscar

    Capitalised on Demel’s error to force Jaaskelainen into the foul that resulted in Lampard’s penalty, and scored a simply wonderful second. Brought off for the final moments.

  • John Obi Mikel
    36
    7
    3.00

    John Obi Mikel

    Playing the holding role tonight will not have been the hardest task asked of the Nigerian in his career to date, but what he had to do, he did with relative ease and composure.

  • Eden Hazard
    15
    5
    4.00

    Eden Hazard Top of the Match

    His quickstep movement and magnet-like control played havoc with West Ham’s defence on night where lesser spirited players of similar talent could have gone missing. Played his part in Chelsea’s second, spotting Oscar in space in the middle of the park.

  • Samuel Eto'o
    4
    0
    2.00

    Samuel Eto'o

    It was easy to forget he was on the pitch at times. Chelsea’s strikers are yet to find the net away from home in the league this season, and on this demonstration it’s not hard to see why.

Substitutions

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