London, Aug 20 (EFE).- West Ham beat Chelsea 3-1 on Sunday despite playing with 10 men for the last half an hour at the London Stadium.
The Hammers opened the scoring in the seventh minute when Nayef Aguerd rose at the back post to head in new signing James Ward-Prowse’s corner.
But Chelsea, who broke the English transfer record last week with the purchase of Moises Caicedo from Brighton, were soon back in the game when Carney Chukwuemeka fired in.
The visitors had a golden opportunity to go in at half time in front but Enzo Fernandez saw his penalty saved by Alphonse Areola.
Chelsea continued to press in the second half but were undone by a brilliant strike from Mikhail Antonio on the break in the 53rd minute.
Aguerd picked up a second booking 15 minutes later to leave the home side down to 10 men, but West Ham were able to withstand Chelsea’s onslaught, and even managed to add a third from the penalty spot through Lucas Paqueta after Caicedo had clumsily brought down Emerson in the box. EFE