Thomas Tuchel’s men were unable to defeat a West Ham more dependent on their continental tie than on the match at Stamford Bridge. Until Christian Pulisic scored in the 89th minute.
It’s a final moment of the season
The final stretch of the season is going to be long. With nothing to gain and much to lose, Thomas Tuchel’s men can only guarantee their participation in the next Champions League , despite the fact that they seemed to have secured third place when they dropped out of the fight for the title. On a listless afternoon in west London, Christian Pulisic turned on the light when his family was covered in darkness. The American scored in the 89th minute to rescue the three points against a West Ham plagued by substitutes. David Moyes favored having his best eleven for the first leg of the Europa League semi final. And he was very close to scratching a spot. With bald spots in the stands, too many empty seats for a reigning European champion, but that’s the way things are at Stamford Bridge. Those who attended the meeting missed Rüdiger and Christensen in defense, but they just have to get used to it . Both will leave Chelsea during the summer. Nothing happened, until suddenly everything happened. Yarmolenko had the first clear chance of the match. He fired twice at Mendy in the 70th minute , and in the ensuing action it was Mount and Werner who tested Fabianski in the other goal.
Wake-up moment for Chelsea
Chelsea woke up. Four minutes later, Werner found himself with a loose ball in the area but shot loosely against the rival goalkeeper. West Ham center-back Dawson made sure the blue attackers had their gunpowder wet. But Lukaku got away from him in the 84th minute . He grabbed him to slow him down and knocked him down. Penalty and expulsion. He changed the face of the game, but Jorginho made it too easy for Fabianski. He shot bad and soft. very soft Fortunately for those from Stamford Bridge, Pulisic appeared in the area in the 89th minute to connect with a cross from Azpilicueta. The Navarrese went up the left wing, and assisted the American. He relief more than joy.