West Ham 3-1 Chelsea: 3 talking points from Blues’ loss in London derby

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Already facing difficulties, CFC’s woes deepened in added time when a clumsy challenge from Caicedo resulted in a penalty for West Ham, which Lucas Paqueta converted to seal the game.

CFC came close but left the match empty-handed, failing to secure even a point. This result means they have now won just once in their last 14 games.

Here are three talking points from the defeat of Chelsea against West Ham

Moises Caicedo’s nightmare CFC debut

While one disaster unfolded seamlessly, another couldn’t have gone much worse, leaving Moises Caicedo with a day to forget.

The midfielder, who joined Stamford Bridge in a £115 million deal, started the match on the bench due to lacking match fitness. He was brought on after 61 minutes.

Regrettably, things didn’t unfold as intended for the British transfer record signing. Merely 33 minutes after stepping onto the pitch, he conceded a crucial penalty. This blunder led to Lucas Paqueta widening West Ham’s lead and securing a 3-1 victory for them.

Raheem Sterling Blues MOTM

While Chelsea experienced a rough day, one individual who seemed to turn back time was Raheem Sterling.

Since his transfer to Stamford Bridge last season, Sterling has struggled to replicate the consistent performances he displayed during his Manchester City tenure. However, his performance at the London Stadium was a departure from the norm.