West Ham 2-1 Chelsea: Andy Carroll grabs winner against 10-man Blues
By Gerard Brand
Last Updated: 25/10/15 9:43am
Substitute Andy Carroll's header gave West Ham a 2-1 win over 10-man Chelsea to condemn Jose Mourinho's side to a fifth defeat this season.
Mourinho, who was sent to the stands for the second half, watched West Ham grab the three points through Carroll's header into the bottom corner from eight yards, just 10 minutes after the striker had come on.
Mauro Zarate had put West Ham ahead with a fine effort into the bottom corner from the edge of the area, before Nemanja Matic was sent off for two bookings in the space of nine minutes.
Mourinho - who swerved his media conference after the game - was dismissed during the half-time period along with coach Silvino Louro, but though his side equalised in the 56th minute through Gary Cahill's close-range finish, Carroll's late winner denied them a point.
West Ham are now second in the Premier League after their sixth win of the season, while Chelsea sit 15th on just 11 points from 10 games.
The hosts, who had won just one of their last 18 games against Chelsea, went ahead on 17 minutes after Dimitri Payet's corner fell to Zarate at the far post, the Argentine firing an unstoppable half-volley past Asmir Begovic from 18 yards.
The Hammers continued to allow Chelsea to play in front of them in the first half, and the visitors were nearly level twice in the space of three minutes.
First, Willian's free-kick from 20 yards was saved well by Adrian down to his right, before Kurt Zouma's header from Cesc Fabregas' corner was cleared from under the bar by Manuel Lanzini and then Adrian, with the Goal Decision System showing the ball was an inch from going fully over the line.
West Ham should have made it 2-0 just before half-time, but Lanzini's lofted effort from Payet's through ball went over both Begovic and the bar.
Chelsea then went down to 10 men when Matic, who had earlier been booked for pulling back Cheikhou Kouyate, was given another yellow card for a needless block on the same player on the touchline.
Mourinho - who already has a suspended stadium ban hanging over him for previous indiscretions - was sent off during the break, and watched the second half from the stands at Upton Park.
Cahill dragged his side back level with a finish from six yards after Zouma had caused problems in the West Ham area from a corner, and the 10 men could have gone ahead just before Carroll's winner.
Eden Hazard, breaking forward on the counter attack, fed Ramires in a good position 16 yards out, but the Brazilian's weak effort fell into the grateful hands of Adrian.
And West Ham earned another superb win under Slaven Bilic through striker Carroll, who rose highest to nod home Aaron Cresswell's left-wing cross for his first goal since January.
Mourinho was seen leaving the directors' box in the final 10 minutes of the game, and did not appear after the match to take part in media duties.
Menawhile, Bilic's side are now unbeaten in seven Premier League games, their best run in the Premier League for 15 years.
Chelsea's poor start by numbers
- 15 - goals scored so far this term does not compare favourably with the same period last season, by which point they had plundered 26
- 19 - times their goal has been breeched this term. Last season the Blues conceded just 32 goals, making them the Premier League's tightest defence
- 6 - the loss to West Ham was just the sixth London derby defeat Mourinho has tasted in 53 Premier League encounters
- 3 - Matic's sending off was Chelsea's third of the season, following red cards shown to Thibaut Courtois and John Terry
West Ham: Adrian (6), Jenkinson (7), Tomkins (7), Collins (7), Cresswell (7), Noble (7), Kouyate (8), Zarate (8), Payet (8), Lanzini (7), Sakho (6)
Subs used: Carroll (7), Obiang (6), Ogbonna (6)
Chelsea: Begovic (6), Zouma (5), Cahill (6), Terry (6), Azpilicueta (5), Ramires (5), Matic (4), Willian (5), Fabregas (4), Hazard (5), Costa (4)
Subs used: Mikel (5), Falcao (5), Rahman (5)
Man of the match: Cheikhou Kouyate