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November 23, 2013 12:30 PM EST
Boleyn Ground — London
Referee:‬ C. Foy‎
Attendance:‬ 34977‎
 
 
Frank Lampard 21′ (PG)
 
Oscar 34′
 
Top of the Match
Eden Hazard
Eden Hazard
Chelsea
Frank Lampard
Frank Lampard
Chelsea
Flop of the Match
Guy Demel
Guy Demel
West Ham
Jussi Jaaskelainen
Jussi Jaaskelainen
West Ham

West Ham 0-3 Chelsea: Lampard haunts Hammers again

A brace from the ex-West Ham midfielder and a first-half strike from Oscar secured the Blues three points in what turned out to be a routine away win.

Frank Lampard West Ham United v Chelsea - English Premier League 11232013
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A striker-less West Ham side threatened to pierce the Chelsea defense with as much ease as such a description would suggest Saturday, as the visitors came away from Upton Park as 3-0 victors following the day's closing Premier League encounter.

Frank Lampard thundered in a 21st-minute penalty to open the scoring for Jose Mourinho's side, with his second goal, eight minutes before full time, marking his fifth in as many appearances against his old club. Those two strikes sandwiched Oscar's 34th-minute effort as Chelsea claimed its first Premier League win in three matches.

Lampard's penalty came after Guy Demel's mistake let in Oscar, who was brought down by goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen, before Oscar himself made it two with a low effort from the edge of the box. And Lampard doubled his tally late on, converting from the top of the penalty area after Jaaskelainen parried Eden Hazard's shot, leaving West Ham without a win in five league matches.

Both sides made one change from their previous outings a fortnight ago. Joey O'Brien replaced the injured Razvan Rat for the hosts, while John Obi Mikel came in for Willian in the Chelsea midfield.

After a scrappy start to the game, the visitors were gifted the lead midway through the half. Under no pressure, Demel's weak back pass toward Jaaskelainen was seized upon by Oscar, who went to ground under the goalkeeper's sliding challenge. Referee Chris Foy showed no hesitation in pointing to the spot.

Lampard stepped up and smashed the kick high into the roof of the net to end his longest run without a league goal for Chelsea.

Thirteen minutes later, Oscar tormented the hosts again. The Brazilian picked up Hazard's clever flick before driving forward and rolling the ball into the bottom left-hand corner from 20 yards.

Jaaskelainen produced a fine save to deny Samuel Eto'o three minutes before the break, flying high to his left to parry the Cameroon international's curling shot behind.

Chelsea started the second half strongly, Gary Cahill seeing his header cleared off the line by Mark Noble in the 52nd minute before Oscar turned Cesar Azpilicueta's cross wide four minutes later.

The hosts ought to have reduced the deficit in the 64th minute when substitute Mohamed Diame jinked past three defenders on the byline before his deflected cross ran to fellow replacement Modibo Maiga, who turned the ball a foot wide of the post from 6 yards.

As the game entered its final 10 minutes, Hazard tested Jasskelainen from an angle and the rebound fell perfectly to Lampard, who made no mistake with a first-time strike.

Demba Ba saw an injury-time goal chalked off for offside but the points were already in the bag for Chelsea, which moves up to third, while West Ham is just one place above the relegation zone.

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West Ham

22
Jussi Jaaskelainen
Goalkeeper
2.50
5
James Tomkins
Defender
2.50
17
Joey O'Brien
Midfielder
3.00
19
James Collins
Defender
2.00
20
Guy Demel
Defender
1.00
4
Kevin Nolan
Midfielder
76′
2.00
-
Jack Collison
Midfielder
40′
1.50
49
Ravel Morrison
Midfielder
3.50
16
Mark Noble
Midfielder
2.50
19
Stewart Downing
Midfielder
2.00
26
Joe Cole
Midfielder
40′
1.50

Chelsea

3.00
1
Petr Cech
Goalkeeper
3.50
2
2.50
24
Gary Cahill
Defender
3.00
26
John Terry
Defender
3.50
28
3.50
7
Ramires
Midfielder
3.50
8
Frank Lampard
Midfielder
21′ 82′
3.50
11
Oscar
Midfielder
34′ 83′
3.00
12
John Obi Mikel
Midfielder
4.00
17
Eden Hazard
Midfielder
34′ 84′
2.00
29

Substitutes

3
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7
Matthew Jarvis
Midfielder
76′
 - 
14
Matthew Taylor
Midfielder
 - 
21
Mohamed Diame
Midfielder
40′
1.50
10
1.50
9
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Substitutes

 - 
23
Mark Schwarzer
Goalkeeper
 - 
3
Ashley Cole
Defender
 - 
22
Willian
Midfielder
 - 
-
Michael Essien
Midfielder
84′
 - 
8
Juan Mata
Midfielder
 - 
14
 - 
19
Demba Ba
Striker
79′

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