Chelsea vs West Ham: Late Diego Costa strike gives Antonio Conte winning debut
The bearded Costa collected a header from new signing Michy Batshuayi and thumped it low beyond West Ham goalkeeper.
London: Chelsea`s fiery Spain striker Diego Costa snatched a last-minute goal to secure a 2-1 home win over West Ham United and hand new manager Antonio Conte a winning start to his Premier League career on Monday.
The bearded Costa collected a header from new signing Michy Batshuayi and thumped it low beyond West Ham goalkeeper Adrian`s outstretched right hand to claim the points.
Visiting defender James Collins had threatened to spoil the Italian coach`s debut with a 78th minute equaliser in a high tempo match full of energy and intensity.
Chelsea`s tricky Belgium forward Eden Hazard had put Chelsea ahead just after halftime from the penalty spot after Michail Antonio brought down Cesar Azpilicueta.
It was a lively, committed encounter that gave Conte, who took Italy to the Euro 2016 quarter-finals last month, a taste of the physical side of English football.