New Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino’s wait for a first victory will go on for five more days at least as his side were beaten 3-1 away at West Ham United on Sunday.
A header by Nayef Aguerd, Michail Antonio’s goal on the break and a late penalty by Lucas Paqueta secured victory for West Ham which finished with 10 men after Aguerd was dismissed for a second yellow card midway through the second half.
West Ham’s first two goals were assisted by debutant James Ward-Prowse who signed from Southampton this month.
Chelsea cancelled out Aguerd’s goal with a well-taken equaliser by Carney Chukwuemeka in the 28th minute and only had itself to blame for defeat as it dominated possession, missed chances and saw a penalty by Enzo Fernandez saved.
Pochettino sent on the club’s latest big-money signing Moises Caicedo in a bid to salvage something but he gave away the penalty which sealed his side’s fate.
West Ham has four points from its opening two games with Chelsea, which host Lutons Town next Friday, on one.
- Brazilian Grand Prix: Verstappen wins Sao Paulo sprint race
- Paris Masters 2023: Djokovic beats Rublev to set up final with Dimitrov
- India vs South Africa, LIVE Streaming Info, World Cup 2023: When and where to watch IND vs SA match today?
- India vs South Africa Dream11 Prediction, World Cup 2023: IND vs SA playing XI, fantasy team, squads
- NZ vs PAK, World Cup 2023: Williamson returns to New Zealand’s playing XI after injury