West Ham 0-3 Chelsea - Lampard hammers former team in dominant win

Frank Lampard (2) and Oscar bagged the goals in an impressive display against West Ham.

Excuse the pun … but West Ham have been hammered by Chelsea at Upton Park - as relegation fears begin to loom over the club.

Chelsea dominated the play from start to finish and put relentless pressure on the West Ham goal for the majority of the fixture - and came away with the 3-0 scoreline they thoroughly deserved.

It was also a game in which Frank Lampard rolled back the years with a trademark double - goals he needed after a difficult international break with England.

The first one came after Guy Demel played a miserable back-pass to goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen - which just saw Oscar through to win a penalty when challenged by the Finn. Lampard stepped up and dutifully put the ball into the back of the West Ham net.

Next up was Oscar, who also had a great game for The Blues. He linked up beautifully with Eden Hazard before coolly slotting the ball home from the edge of the box for 2-0.

Chelsea were invited to attack by an over defensive Hammers side and with eight minutes left they finally finished the tie off. Eden Hazard smashed a shot which was saved by Jaaskelainen - but Lampard followed it up for his second and Chelsea’s third in a comfortable victory.

Demba Ba then put the ball in the back of the net - but was harshly ruled to be offside against his former team.

Mourinho’s men are now just four points behind Arsenal in third place in the league.

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