Werner scores against the Hammers to boost Chelsea's top four hopes
German international Timo Werner ended his 14-game goal drought in all competitions with a crucial goal for Chelsea as Thomas Tuchel's men took a huge step towards securing their top four finish this season.
Werner, who has struggled for form this season, started on a low note at London Stadium missing an open chance after 18 minutes. With two minutes to half-time, he gave Chelsea the lead finishing Ben Chilwels cross. Werner failed to double Chelsea's lead with a tap-in after West Ham goalkeeper Lucas Fabianski made a save from Mason Mount's shot that provided him with a clear rebound.
Werner Moral Booster
The win now leaves Chelsea in the fourth position with 58 points, one point behind third-placed Leicester City. It has boosted team morale ahead of their Tuesday Champions League semi-final clash with Real Madrid.
Earlier on, Liverpool's hopes of finishing in the top four suffered a major blow after they were held to a 1-1 draw by Newcastle United at Anfield. Arsenal loanee Joe Willock cancelled Mohamed Salah's third-minute opener in the 95th minute. The draw now leaves Liverpool in sixth position with four points.
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