Chelsea 3 West Ham 0
The first 20 minutes of this game looked very ominous for West Ham. As early as the 3rd minute Malouda got behind the West Ham defence and was only denied by a good save from Green.
However after being forced to defend for the opening period West Ham then started to retain possession and even looked threatening going forward. In the 24th minute Ba forced Cech to tip the ball over the crossbar.
In the 26th minute Sears made a good run down the left and crossed to the far post and Spector's diving header from 6 yards was only denied by a full stretch save from Cech. In the 30th minute a corner from Noble found it's way to Sears who tried a cheeky back flick volley from 6 yards, which was again saved by Cech.
However with minutes to go to half-time Cole crossed from the left and Lampard shot home from 8 yards. This was one of those rare occasions this season when West Ham went into the break actually not deserving to be behind.
The second half was a really open game. Both sides created numerous chances. Da Costa had two good headed chances. In the 53nd minute a 9 yard effort was cleared off the line. In the 78th minute he headed over from 6 yards.
In the 74th minute Keane was clean through on goal and should have at least hit the target from 15 yards but shot wide. In the 69th minute Ba forced a save from Cech with a long range effort.
At the other end Lampard should have got his second but tamely passed back to Green from 6 yards. Luiz hit the crossbar from long range in the 69th minute. With the game in the balance however Torres came on and duly got his first goal for Chelsea from 10 yards.
Then deep into injury time Malouda got Chelsea's third shooting from a few yards outside the penalty area.
For the last few games West Ham have been paying like a team destined for relegation. They still look destined for relegation but at least today they played like a team who want to stay up.