How Moises Caicedo made unwanted history in Chelsea’s defeat to West Ham

Chelsea star Moises Caicedo, on Sunday, etched his name into the history books of the club, for all the wrong reasons.

For those who may have missed it, Mauricio Pochettino’s troops were back in action a short time ago.

After being held to an opening day stalemate by Liverpool, Chelsea have made the trip to the London Stadium, eyeing a first-three point haul of the Premier League campaign at the expense of capital rivals West Ham United.

When all was said and done, however, such efforts, safe to say, came up well short.

This came as hosts West Ham battled their way to the right side of a 3-1 result, owing to goals on the part of all of Nayef Aguerd, Michail Antonio, and Lucas Paqueta.

The latter’s late dagger, meanwhile, came from the penalty spot, with Chelsea chasing an all-important equaliser.

After being introduced late in the action in the hopes of swinging momentum in the favour of his new side, debutant Moises Caicedo, a week on from his record-breaking Stamford Bridge switch, managed quite the opposite, taking out Emerson to hand West Ham an injury-time spot-kick.

And, as alluded to above, in the process, Chelsea’s new midfield metronome made history.

As revealed by statisticians Opta:

‘Moisés Caicedo is just the second player to give away a penalty on his Premier League debut for Chelsea.’

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.

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