10 pictures from Chelsea's 2-1 win over West Ham

Chelsea's Eden Hazard in action with West Ham United's Michail Antonio and Mark Noble

A late winner from Diego Costa saw Antonio Conte get off to a winning start as Chelsea manager in the Premier League.

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte and West Ham United manager Slaven BilicChelsea manager Antonio Conte and West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic

Antonio Conte picked up his first Premier League win as Chelsea manager after his side beat West Ham United 2-1 at Stamford Bridge on Monday night. 

The London derby was the Italian's first competitive taste of English football and he will hope it is the first of many wins as Blues manager. 

It was a game that Chelsea controlled for long periods and despite going in goalless at half-time, the hosts soon took the lead after the restart as Hammers winger Michail Antonio tripped Cesar Azpilicueta inside the box resulting in a penalty that was cleanly dispatched by Eden Hazard

At 1-0, Chelsea were expected to push on but the introduction of West Ham talisman Dimitri Payet on 68 minutes helped the visitors get a foothold in the game. 

And less than 10 minutes after Payet's introduction, West Ham were level as Chelsea failed to deal with the Frenchman's corner before defender James Collins neatly struck the ball into the back of the net to make it 1-1. 

With time running out it looked as though a draw was on the cards but in the final minute of normal time, Chelsea forward Diego Costa stepped up and drilled the ball into the bottom left hand corner of the goal from 25-yards to snatch three points for the home side. 

Here are a selection of 10 of the best pictures from Chelsea's opening weekend victory: 

West Ham United's Havard Nordtveit, Andre Ayew, James Collins and Dimitri Payet warm up before the matchWest Ham United's Havard Nordtveit, Andre Ayew, James Collins and Dimitri Payet warm up before the match

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	Chelsea's Diego Costa in action
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Referee Anthony Taylor looks on as West Ham's Adrian reacts after a tackle with Chelsea's Diego Costa (2nd L)Referee Anthony Taylor looks on as West Ham's Adrian reacts after a tackle with Chelsea's Diego Costa (2nd L)

West Ham United's Adrian in actionWest Ham United's Adrian in action

Chelsea's Eden Hazard celebrates scoring their first goal with team matesChelsea's Eden Hazard celebrates scoring their first goal with team mates

 

Chelsea's Eden Hazard in action with West Ham United's Michail Antonio and Mark NobleChelsea's Eden Hazard in action with West Ham United's Michail Antonio and Mark Noble

West Ham United's James Collins scores their first goalWest Ham United's James Collins scores their first goal

West Ham United's James Collins celebrates scoring their first goalWest Ham United's James Collins celebrates scoring their first goal

Chelsea's Diego Costa scores their second goalChelsea's Diego Costa scores their second goal

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte celebrates with Diego Costa at the end of the matchChelsea manager Antonio Conte celebrates with Diego Costa at the end of the match

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