Chelsea survived a late scare to come from behind and earn a 2-1 victory at home to West Ham on Saturday afternoon.
For much of the contest, West Ham lived up to Thomas Tuchel's pre-match assessment of the visitors who showed their capacity to "dig in and defend deep with a lot of discipline”. Chelsea's painfully ponderous passing exclusively in front of West Ham's claret and blue block didn't threaten to tease their opponents open.
It took until the 27th minute for either team to attempt a single shot in anger.
West Ham emerged from the interval with more purpose than their listless hosts and the Hammers took the lead via another avenue Chelsea's manager had highlighted before kick-off; set pieces.