West Ham United suffered a narrow defeat to Chelsea on Saturday as Timo Werner’s goal late in the first half proved enough to separate the sides.
With both teams in the hunt in the race for the top-four, this was a tight and edgy affair, but it was the visitors who found the route to goal to claim maximum points.
Werner was perfectly positioned to turn home from close range two minutes before the interval, giving his side a base they would not relinquish.
The Hammers had a penalty shout for handball against César Azpilicueta turned down, while Jesse Lingard shot wide of the mark in the second period, but in truth the Hammers found it tough to create clear chances.
Fabián Balbuena was harshly sent-off late in the piece after catching Ben Chilwell in his follow through from a clearance, and the Hammers will look to bounce back when they travel to Burnley next weekend.