A late Kai Havertz goal edged Chelsea to a 2-1 win against West Ham at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
Filled with late drama, Maxwel Cornet equalised right after Kai Havertz’s goal, but VAR disallowed because of Jared Bowen’s preceding foul on Chelsea keeper Edouardo Mendy as the Blues clinched a crucial three points at home.
Mikhail Antonio opened the scoring in the 62nd minute after Chelsea failed to clear a corner. In the 76th minute, West Ham keeper Lukasz Fabianski had an error in judgement as Ben Chilwell nutmegged him from a tight angle to make it 1-1.
Kai Havertz converted Ben Chilwell’s cross into a fabulous goal for Chelsea in the 88th minute, and the Blues looked certain of a win, but Maxwel Cornet’s equaliser in the dying stages of the match looked like a point for the Hammers.
However, a VAR check resulted in the goal being cancelled, and Chelsea finished the match with three points.