Chelsea 3-0 West Brom: Moses, Hazard fire Blues to victory - FCNaija

EPL By: Ayodeji Tunde | 12/02/2018

FC Naija

After back-to-back defeats against Bournemouth and Watford, Chelsea are back to winning ways and they did that in style on Monday night; beating relegation-haunted West Brom 3-0 at Stamford Bridge.

Eden Hazard scored a brace while Moses was also on target to give Chelsea a morale-boosting win that should lessen the pressure on manager Antonio Conte.

With the build-up to Monday’s game highlighting how former Chelsea managers were sacked after infamous defeats against Baggies, only one outcome would have been acceptable at the Bridge on Monday.

Conte made a huge call to give one of his Winter signings; Olivier Giroud a starting role and that paid off eventually as the French man  was heavily involved in the opening goal.

The former Arsenal man held off Ahmed Hegazi in the box before feeding a return pass into the path of Hazard who swept the ball past Foster into the bottom corner to give Chelsea a one-goal lead after 25 minutes.

The second goal for Chelsea did not arrive until past the hour-mark and it came off the boots of Nigeria international, Victor Moses.

In the 63rd minute, Moses cut inside from out on the right and played it to Fabregas, the Spaniard flicked it back into his path, via a deflection, and he rolled it beyond Foster with a cool finish, to make it 2-0 to the Blues.

That was the second goal in the league this season for Moses after his first Premier League goal of the campaign at Brighton last month.

Hazard completed the good work he had started with the third for Chelsea in the 71st minute to give Conte a sigh of relief.