It was a result which leaves West Ham third in the Premier League after 10 games, just two points off the summit.
The Irons are no flash in the pan, they are the form side in the league and play an exciting brand of attacking football.
But former Fulham boss Hodgson does not have a great record of giving West Ham players a chance in his England setup.
Hodgson could experiment
England cruised to a 3-0 win over Lithuania earlier this month to complete an impressive perfect qualification record of 10 wins to see Hodgson's side advance to Euro 2016.
The boss now has the opportunity to blood players who could break into the squad ahead of next summer's tournament.
And the Hammers' fantastic four will fancy their chances if Hodgson does experiment.
On loan at West Ham from Arsenal for a second season, Jenkinson, a graduate of the Under 21 system, has been in superb form in recent weeks scoring twice and playing a vital role in the Hammers' brilliant seven game unbeaten run in the Premier League.
Against Chelsea he showed how sound he is defensively too, hardly giving Eden Hazard a kick all game.
Cresswell was also excellent against Chelsea and has been since signing for the Hammers from Ipswich Town in 2014.
He hasn't missed a single match since signing and against Chelsea put in a typical Cresswell performance, getting up and down the left-hand side all game while also keeping the Blues at bay when they attacked.
He setup Carroll, who is back to full fitness after eight months out, with a perfect cross for the winner, a combination that could work well for club and country.
Carroll, who is no stranger to the England set up, was a bundle of energy and quality when he came on.
He was pulling John Terry and Gary Cahill all over the pitch before rising above everyone to power home a header the way only he - and probably Liverpool's Christian Benteke - know how.
Near faultless display
The other outstanding Englishman on display was centre back James Tomkins who put in a near faultless performance to shackle the likes of Diego Costa, the man he could well face against Spain should he get a first senior call-up.
Tomkins is another product of England's youth sides but has never been given a chance at senior level despite impressing over a long period and racking up nearly 150 Premier League appearances aged just 26.
He rarely makes mistakes and his distribution is excellent as is his reading of the game.
As a young up-and-coming defender at West Ham, Tomkins was tipped by then manager Alan Pardew to one day captain England.
But it may well take his old boss getting the top job before he gets close to making that prediction a reality.
Only Hodgson knows whether he plans to experiment in these upcoming prestige friendlies or not.
But if he doesn't you have to feel that any chance of those players making the Euro 2016 squad rests on injuries to regular fixtures in the Three Lions setup.