The Blues headed into the game on a patchy run of form that has already seen them drop points in woeful fashion vs Leeds and Southampton.
On Saturday, meanwhile, though Chelsea were far from their best, they were able to eke out a 2-1 win – with a lot of help from VAR.
Michail Antonio broke the deadlock after 62 minutes before substitute Ben Chilwell came on and netted an equaliser 76 minutes in.
Kai Havertz also came off the bench and scored in the 88th minute, with what proved to be the winning goal after West Ham had a late effort overturned by VAR.
Following the game, it has been revealed that Thomas Tuchel was not overly happy with his midfield on the day.
As per football.london: “The German coach appeared to take umbrage with how is side attacked and in particular the pace of it. Tuchel first yelled at Gallagher to get the ball into the box after he attempted to find Marc Cucurella with a cross-field pass instead, before later shouting instructions at Kovacic.
“The 49-year-old was keen to impress upon his charges that he wanted more players committing to bodies forward. Loftus-Cheek could not escape his head coach’s calls either. The midfielder was sure to hear the call of “RUBEN! RUBEN!” in the second half ahead of Gallagher’s substitution to ensure he stuck to his task with Mason Mount entering the fray.”
Chelsea are now set to face off with Dinamo Zagreb in a Champions League clash on Tuesday the 6th of September.