Chelsea up to third

Chelsea have risen to third place in the Premier League after beating London rivals West Ham United 2-0 as Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

Frank Lampard opened the scoring with his 200th goal for the Blues, putting him just two behind Bobby Tambling’s record for the club.

However, despite the England midfielder’s achievement, Eden Hazard was Chelsea’s stand out performer, and the Belgian international doubled the host’s advantage five minutes after the break.

Rafa Benitez’s side could have won by a much bigger margin, though striker Demba Ba failed to convert a number of chances. Nevertheless, the result caps off a good seven days for the club having earned a replay after being two goals down against Manchester United in the FA cup, and making it to the last eight of the Europa League on Thursday.

Sunday’s result was slightly marred when Lampard was targeted by objects thrown from the away fans whilst celebrating his landmark goal with captain John Terry, who was warming up in that section of the ground.

The Metropolitan Police are investigating incidents of coin throwing, however arrests have not yet been made.

The Blues will return to action a week on Saturday at Southampton in the league, before playing their FA Cap quarter final replay less than 48 hours later.

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