Chelsea 3 – 0 West Bromwich Albion – Chelsea answer plenty of questions while West Brom creep closer to the drop. Eden Hazard scored twice as Chelsea recovered from Premier League defeats by Bournemouth and Watford to beat bottom club West Brom and ease the pressure on manager Antonio Conte.
Eden Hazard has scored seven goals against West Brom in the Premier League, Hazard set the Blues on the way to a first home league win of 2018 by shooting home after playing a one-two with Olivier Giroud, making his first start since signing from Arsenal.
Jay Rodriguez, Salomon Rondon and Jonny Evans all wasted chances for the Baggies before Chelsea sealed victory.
Victor Moses fired home the second before visiting goalkeeper Ben Foster was again beaten by Hazard.
The timely win lifts Chelsea back above Tottenham into fourth in the Premier League, three points behind second-placed Manchester United.
West Brom, who lost former Blues striker Daniel Sturridge to injury after just three minutes, are seven points from safety with 11 matches left. They have won just one of their past 25 league games.
Chelsea 3 – 0 West Bromwich Albion | English Premier League – Match Highlights
- 25′ 1 – 0 Eden Hazard scores an opener goal from Giroud pass. That last entry called on West Brom to keep him quiet but this goal sums up just how hard that is to do. Eden Hazard gets on the ball 25 yards out and burrows between challenges before playing a deft ball into the feet of Olivier Giroud in the area. Giroud acts as a wall to return the ball to Hazard who lashes a right-footed shot across Ben Foster. Pick it out. Beautiful.
63′ 2 – 0 Victor Moses double Blues lead! West Brom punished. Miss your chances and you get done. Victor Moses is on the ball wide right and comes inside. He plays the ball into Cesc Fabregas who tries a clever flick to Alvaro Morata on the edge of the box but the ball simply deflects into the path of Moses who is presented with the sight of goal. First-time, he gets over the ball and Ben Foster can do nothing. Game over. Turn out the lights. Get yourselves an early seat on the tube.
71′ 3 – 0 Eden Hazard triples Chelsea’s lead! Eden Hazard is on the ball on the angle of the area. He wants to get on his left foot so he can shoot and he does. He comes inside, leaving Jonny Evans chasing and then unleashes a shot past Ben Foster at the near post. Foster is rooted. Hazard has been sublime. It’s like he’s playing in third gear and yet he still does exactly what he wants.
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