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Summary

  1. Chelsea win in Conte's first game in charge
  2. Costa drives low ball into bottom corner for winner
  3. Collins scores for West Ham with half-volley
  4. Hazard penalty put Chelsea 1-0 ahead

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By Shamoon Hafez

All times stated are UK

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Goodbye

Chelsea 2-1 West Ham

The Antonio Conte era begins with a win for Chelsea through Diego Costa's last minute strike.

Have a read of Chris Osborne's match report

We are back on Tuesday for some Champions League qualifying play-off action.

Until then.

Ayew assessed tomorrow

Chelsea 2-1 West Ham

West Ham United

More from West Ham boss Slaven Bilic: "Diego Costa had already been booked. it was not reckless or deliberate but it was quite late, the ball had come. He could have been booked again and so a red card. I am not frustrated because of that, I am frustrated because of the late goal.

"We have to wait on Andre Ayew, it is a thigh injury and we will find out after the scan tomorrow."

Chelsea were the better side

Chelsea 2-1 West Ham

West Ham United

West Ham boss Slaven Bilic: "When you lose a game and concede late, of course you are disappointed. Apart from the first 15 minutes til we equalised, they were much better than us. They were better on the ball, in pressing and much more aggressive than us. They had the individual class of Eden Hazard, Diego Costa and Willian. 

"We came back into the game, we played well after 1-1 but we made the mistake in the middle of the park. We gave the ball away and conceded a cheap goal."

Slaven Bilic
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Should Costa have received a second yellow?

Chelsea 2-1 West Ham

Chelsea

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte on Sky Sports: "I didn’t see the situation. I saw him put the pressure on the keeper and then try to stop. In my opinion I think the referee took the right decision."

Hazard can improve

Chelsea 2-1 West Ham

Chelsea

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte on Sky Sports: "Eden played a good game today with a great ability. Hazard, Willian are players with great attitude with the other players. I am very pleased with Hazard's performance but he knows he can improve a lot."

'We know we can improve'

Chelsea 2-1 West Ham

Chelsea

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte on Sky Sports: "I think the team played a good game with a great intensity and spirit. It is important to find the right spirit and intensity, we know we can improve and we must improve a lot, but today I am pleased for my players.

"The victory is deserved and now we have to prepare for the next game. From tomorrow we have to think to the next game."

Chelsea 2-1 West Ham

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is asked about Diego Costa's challenge on Adrian.

"I did not see it," he says.

I'm sure that phrase is stolen from another manager in London.

Full quotes to come...

Antonio Conte is going to endear himself to the Chelsea fans with his touchline antics, not sure oppositon supporters will be too happy with it though.

Antonio Conte
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Richard Parfitt: Conte celebrations are going to be the best thing about this season I can tell

CFCin3: Love Conte's passion!

Kwasi Boafo: Who won't love Conte - flamboyant celebration

'We played like tigers'

Chelsea 2-1 West Ham

Chelsea

Chelsea's man of the match Eden Hazard on Sky Sports: "It was good to be back on the pitch in front of our own supporters. We did very well and we played 90 minutes like tigers.

"It’s not every year I score in my first game. Last season is finished. We are looking forward to the future. We want to bring a lot of emotion to the fans."

Eden Hazard Willian
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Plenty of people unhappy on Twitter that Diego Costa was allowed to stay on the pitch after his "tackle" on Adrian.

He was lucky to still be on to score the winner, to be honest.

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Daniel Tettey: Costa should have been off. Ref decisions affect games.

STONEY: if that's the standard of officiating we can look forward to this season there's going to be plenty to talk about.

Mr Robot: New season same old ridiculous decisions going for Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Year after year

Winning start vital

Chelsea 2-1 West Ham

Chelsea

Chelsea captain John Terry: "It is very important for us to get off to get off to a good start. We did not start off or finish well last year. That is the fight and commitment we want. We dug in in the London derby and that is great for the management.

"Eden Hazard is up there with the best in the world. We relied on him too much last year, he cannot do it on his own.

"To ourselves, to our supporters and to our friends and family, we will slowly get there. The consistency is important, the winning start was vital."

Andy Carroll John Terrry
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Chelsea 2-1 West Ham

Martin Keown

Former England defender on BBC Radio 5 live

It is clear to see how well Eden Hazard and Diego Costa have played, they have started the season very well

It is a good start for the manager, the fans are right behind him and you can see the galvanising effect it has.

West Ham worked hard, Dimitri Payet coming on improved them but there was only one winner in Chelsea today.

Oscar got the message tonight, he was in and out of possession but there was so much tenacity to his game. Every time N'Golo Kante made a challenge, the crowd gave a big cheer.

Antonio Conte celebrated like he won the Premier League, it is infectious. Chelsea already look better.

FULL-TIME

Chelsea 2-1 West Ham

Antonio Conte celebrates
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And there goes the final whistle. Chelsea grab the victory.

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Victor Moses plays a short corner to Diego Costa, which comes to nothing.

Chelsea 2-1 West Ham

Victor Moses wins a corner for Chelsea. Not where West Ham want the ball to be.

Chelsea 2-1 West Ham

Andy Carroll
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West Ham almost get an equaliser as Andy Carroll shepherds the ball into the path of Enner Valencia, but his strike from close range is saved by Thibaut Courtois.

YELLOW CARD

Chelsea 2-1 West Ham

Oh, referee Anthony Taylor has found his cards.

He has given a yellow to Pedro for a late sliding tackle on Winston Reid.

Chelsea 2-1 West Ham

Have West Ham got anything left to give?

Four minutes of added time to play.

GOAL - Chelsea 2-1 West Ham

Diego Costa (89 mins)

Diego Costa scores
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And that's the winner.

Nemanja Matic goes long, lofting the ball upfield towards the head of Michy Batshuayi, who flicks it on for strike partner Diego Costa.

Costa, who should not be on the field, takes a touch and strikes a low effort through the legs of James Collins and into the bottom corner.

West Ham goalkeeper Adrian was done after taking a step to his left. It proved fateful.

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte goes running down the touchline in celebration before hugging the fans in the front row. Incredible scenes.

Chelsea 1-1 West Ham

After that strike, Pedro puts in a cross with his left foot, inswinging towards Diego Costa, but the Spain striker can't quite stretch to get his toe on the ball.

Two minutes left.

CLOSE!

Chelsea 1-1 West Ham

Pedro
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Nearly.

Victor Moses, who I forgot was still a Chelsea player, whips in a superb cross into the box which Winston Reid gets up to head away.

The ball drops to Pedro, who takes it on the volley but the ball goes narrowly wide of Adrian's right-hand post.

Chelsea 1-1 West Ham

As I called it two minutes ago...

Striker Michy Batshuayi comes on for his Chelsea debut in place of Oscar and Eden Hazard is replaced by Victor Moses.

Victor Moses??

Chelsea 1-1 West Ham

Dmitri Payet foul
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Referee Anthony Taylor is having a mare.

N'Golo Kante, already on a booking, chops down Dimitri Payet from behind but no booking. Why not?

Guaranteed if that was a player not on a booking he would have been given a yellow.

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Time for £33m man Michy Batshuayi?

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Antonio Conte
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Stamford Bridge is a bit leaky.

Chelsea have conceded a goal at home in their last 13 games, stretching back to November 2015.

Antonio Conte will need to shore the defence up in training over the next few months.

Chelsea 1-1 West Ham

Into the last 10 minutes. Can West Ham claim the ultimate smash-and-grab victory?

SUBSTITUTION

Chelsea 1-1 West Ham

Antonio Conte shuffling the pack for Chelsea.

Willian comes off, Pedro comes on.

Chelsea 1-1 West Ham

Martin Keown

Former England defender on BBC Radio 5 live

It's a thunderous effort. James Collins gets the initial header and it comes back to him - it's off his left foot, he takes a step back and thumps it. Quality finish. Any striker in the country would be pleased with that.

GOAL - Chelsea 1-1 West Ham

James Collins (76 mins)

James Collins scores
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Big man, big goal.

A corner from Dimitri Payet comes into the box and James Collins heads the ball on which strikes the arm of Cesar Azpilicueta.

Collins, appealing for a penalty, cannot believe his luck as the ball falls kindly onto his left foot and the Welshman takes a swing of his boot to send the ball flying past Thibaut Courtois's diving left hand and into the net.

The Hammers barely deserve this, but Slaven Bilic won't care one jot.

Chelsea 1-0 West Ham

Dimitri Payet cannot get his free-kick over and down into the goal as the ball is too close to the area. He opts for power and the ball hits the wall.

Chelsea 1-0 West Ham

Martin Keown

Former England defender on BBC Radio 5 live

Oscar has been the all-round player tonight, he's been buzzing around but I'd love to know how many tackles he's made in there. The way he plays is infectious.

Chelsea 1-0 West Ham

Meanwhile, West Ham get a free-kick on the edge of the box as Cesar Azpilicueta raises his boot to the face of Andy Carroll, who had stooped to head the ball.

No prizes for guessing who is over this free-kick...

Chelsea 1-0 West Ham

Oscar
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Most tackles made by a Chelsea player today: N'Golo Kante? Nope. John Terry? Nope.

It's Oscar, who has won the ball back six times. An excellent, hard working performance from the little Brazilian so far.

Chelsea 1-0 West Ham

Awful effort from Oscar, striking his free-kick straight into the wall.

Chelsea 1-0 West Ham

Mark Noble Eden Hazard
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Mark Noble, in front of the watching England manager Sam Allardyce, has not had the best of games.

He brings down Diego Costa just outside the area and a free-kick in a very promising position for Chelsea...

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Richard: That is a blatant yellow card. He's late. He's high. He should be off. Ref has bottled it.

Robin Smit: If he is not on a yellow then that would have been his first yellow, a bit annoying as he should be sent off for 2 yellows

JavelBleach: Costa was MILES away from the ball! Has the ref lost his cards?! 

Chelsea 1-0 West Ham

West Ham clear and get a free-kick on the left at the other end of the pitch.

Dimitri Payet is over it and curls it in, but fails to clear the first defender.

Chelsea 1-0 West Ham

Martin Keown

Former England defender on BBC Radio 5 live

It's a high challenge. Diego Costa is lucky to get away with that one. Of course he has to go for the ball there, but Diego Costa is gesturing like he realises what he has done.