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Chelsea star labelled ‘GOAT’ following starring first-half vs West Ham

Chelsea star labelled ‘GOAT’ following starring first-half vs West Ham

West Ham vs Chelsea

Saturday’s early Premier League kick-off is currently playing out in east London.

Said tie sees West Ham United playing host to city rivals, Chelsea.

Chelsea headed into the game looking to continue their fine start to the campaign, which sees them sitting pretty atop of the Premier League having lost just one league game all season so far.

But, with Liverpool and Manchester City breathing down their necks, Thomas Tuchel and co. could not really afford to drop any points against David Moyes’ men on Saturday.

Thiago Silva labelled GOAT

West Ham, though, clearly set up with their main goal simply not to lose.

The Hammers switched to a back-five for the tie and were very conservative in their attacking play during the opening half-hour or so, making it very hard for Chelsea to carve out any sort of proper chances.

However, Chelsea eventually broke the deadlock after 28 minutes with another set-piece goal.

Thiago Silva rose above Michail Antonio to head Mason Mount’s cross into the Hammers’ net.

Moments later, Thiago Silva came up trumps for Chelsea at the other end, clearing a goal-bound effort from Vladimir Coufal.

After a superb showing from Thiago Silva in the first 45 on Saturday, the defender has received a lot of praise online.

Many of the comments, with just some shown below, have dubbed the Brazilian the GOAT (Greatest of all time), for his actions vs West Ham:

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This article was edited by Ben Browning.

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Tottenham 15/2
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Harry Kane11/5 11/5 8/5
Kai Havertz13/5 13/5 7/5
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Callum Hudson-Odoi7/2 7/2 2/1

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City 22 41 56
2 Liverpool FC 21 37 45
3 Chelsea FC 23 28 44
4 West Ham United 22 11 37
5 Tottenham Hotspur 19 4 36
6 Arsenal FC 20 8 35
7 Manchester United 21 5 35
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 20 2 31
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 21 0 29
10 Leicester City 19 -3 25
11 Crystal Palace 21 -1 24
12 Southampton FC 21 -8 24
13 Aston Villa 20 -5 23
14 Brentford FC 22 -11 23
15 Leeds United 20 -15 22
16 Everton FC 19 -10 19
17 Watford FC 19 -14 14
18 Norwich City 21 -35 13
19 Newcastle United 20 -23 12
20 Burnley FC 17 -11 11

Premier League 21/22

Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 16
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 10
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 9
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 8
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 8
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 8
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 8
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 8
Raphinha Leeds United 8
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 8
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 7
Mount, Mason Chelsea FC 7
Gallagher, Conor Crystal Palace 7
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City 7
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 7
Silva, Bernardo Manchester City 7
Bowen, Jarrod West Ham United 6
Mahrez, Riyad Manchester City 6
Saka, Bukayo Arsenal FC 6
Maddison, James Leicester City 6