West Ham reinforced their reputation as giant killers this season when they beat 10 man Chelsea 2-1 at Upton Park to move up to 2nd in the Premier League. Mauro Zarate connected brilliantly with a corner to give the Hammers a first half lead, before Nemanja Matic was sent off at the brink of half time. Chelsea put up a brave second half display to equalise through Gary Cahill, but substitute Andy Carroll killed off the game with a fine header late in the match. We take a look at the major talking points from the game.

1.  West Ham can’t stop Scalping

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Zarate of West Ham United celebrates after scoring. Courtesy: EPL Official Website

Believe it or not, West Ham have now beaten 4 out last season’s top 6. An opening day demolition of Arsenal at the Emirates (0-2) was followed by a 0-3 outclassing of Liverpool at Anfield, after which they managed to beat this season’s form team Manchester City 1-2 at the Etihad. The win over Chelsea really seems par for the course after these results, given how horrible the Champions have been this season.


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