David Sullivan singles out West Ham's Arthur Masuaku as major positive from Chelsea defeat

West Ham co chairman David Sullivan

Arthur Masuaku made his West Ham debut against Chelsea on Monday.

West Ham co chairman David SullivanWest Ham co-chairman David Sullivan

West Ham United's co-chairman David Sullivan has told the club's official website that the good thing to come out of Monday's defeat to Chelsea was Arthur Masuaku's performance.

The Hammers faced a London derby for their opening game of the new Premier League season, with Chelsea their opponents at Stamford Bridge - and they fell behind in the second half as Eden Hazard converted from the penalty spot after Michail Antonio brought down Oscar.

Arthur Masuaku celebrates James Collins' goal against ChelseaArthur Masuaku celebrates James Collins' goal against Chelsea

James Collins pulled West Ham level with a fine finish, but Diego Costa's late strike handed the Blues all three points, and sent West Ham back across London empty-handed.

It was a disappointed display from Slaven Bilic's men, who only looked threatening when Dimitri Payet came off the bench - but one player in particular did impress at Stamford Bridge.

West Ham co owner David Sullivan

New signing Arthur Masuaku was handed a Premier League debut having signed from Olympiakos last week, with Bilic counting on the Frenchman following Aaron Cresswell's long-term knee injury.

The 22-year-old impressed against Chelsea, showing pace and a desire to get forward, whilst he was also fairly solid defensively despite coming up against Willian and Branislav Ivanovic.

Fans have praised Masuaku for his display, and now the club's co-chairman David Sullivan has told the club's official website that the left back was the major positive to come out of the game.

Arthur MasuakuArthur Masuaku

Sullivan called Masuaku's debut performance 'impressive', and added that he opes the player will kick on and prove to be a good signing for the club.

"The good thing to come out of the Chelsea game was the impressive debut by our new left back Arthur Masuaku and he will hopefully become a great signing for the Club," said Sullivan.

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