Chelsea Claims London's Opening Derby

Published on 20-Aug-2016 by srijan213

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Chelsea Claims London's Opening Derby

Could it be that Chelsea is becoming Chelski again?

Last season, the Blues looked like they'd reverted to the long-suffering losers of years past.

But after pulling the plug on a manager who's long known there's a me in team, perhaps all the talent that rubles can assemble is starting to act in unison again.

This looked to be the case when Chelsea cashed all three points in a 2-1 squeaker over London rival West Ham United.

The Hammers aren't an easy team to beat, and Chelsea surely knew that from the kickoff onward.

However, their new era under Antonio Conte got off on the right foot -- literally -- with a goal from their fallen hero Eden Hazard.

The penalty guru is back on the pitch.

However, the Blues looked lost for words when West ham completed a set-piece goal. As usual, it came via James Collins:

Looks like Chelsea defenders were searching for their lost form.

Consider it at the top of the list of issues Conte needs to address.

But it was the Chelsea Beast, Diego Costa who had the last laugh as he scored a stunner from long range one minute before time..

Chelski, indeed.