Chelsea fans react on Twitter to win against West Ham

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte and West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic

Antonio Conte's Chelsea opened their 2016/17 Premier League campaign with a 2-1 win over West Ham at Stamford Bridge.

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

After a goalless first half, Eden Hazard opened the scoring from the penalty spot. 

Hazard went 29 Premier League games without a goal last season but wasted no time in opening his tally in this campaign.

West Hame equalised in the 77th minute through James Collins. The Welsh defender found the ball at his feet from a corner and sent a left-footed half-volley past Thibaut Courtois.

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

But Chelsea were not to be denied a victory at their home ground, and with 89 minutes on the clock Diego Costa ran on to Michy Batshuayi's headed flick and buried the ball into the net for a late but deserved winner. 

Costa was lucky to be on the field at this point. Just after the hour mark, the striker caught Hammers goalkeeper Adrian on the shin with a studs-up challenge, but referee Anthony Taylor somehow failed to award a second yellow for the tackle.

Taylor, like a forgetful casino-dealer, seemed to have forgotten his cards throughout Monday night's match. N'Golo Kante, on his competitive debut for Chelsea, carved up French teammate Dimitri Payet from behind but somehow didn't receive a second yellow. 

West Ham's Adrian remonstrates with Chelsea's Diego Costa (C) after Costa tackled AdrianCosta was lucky to stay on the field after his tackle on Adrian

Chelsea fans were quick to react to the win on Twitter. Hot topics of discussion included the performances of Costa, Kante and Hazard, the contentious refereeing decisions (though Chelsea fans tended not to bring them up), the need for a new defender and the enthusiasm of Conte on the touchline. 

Conte's men are next in action on Saturday afternoon when they travel to Watford.

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