West Ham United 2 - Chelsea 1

By Paul Lagan
Last updated : 24 October 2015

Chelsea's season has almost reached rock bottom.
Three staff members sent off, a 2-1 defeat at West Ham United and the Blues are now looking to teams below them in the league rather than they looking up to them.
A media blackout after the game compounded a miserable day in champions Chelsea's long and distinguished history.
Chelsea are now 15th in the Premier League, five points off the relegation places and seemingly in free-fall.
Nemanja Matic, restored to the league starting line-up after being dropped for the last outing, got himself sent off for a two yellow cards. A meltdown of indiscipline ensured in the Blues dugout which firstly saw Chelsea assistant coach Silvio Lauro sent to the stands.
He was followed by Jose Mourinho, who was red-carded by referee Jon Moss during the half-time break.
While ever-reliable Gary Cahill managed to claw 10-man Chelsea back into the game with a smart strike, he was absence without leave, along with Kurt Zouma which allowed the Hammers to head home a winner.
Chelsea will be find by the Premier League for not providing a club representative to answer media questions after the game.
Mourinho will almost certainly be facing a stadium ban which is currently on a suspended status for one-year.
No doubt the referee's report will be the most sought-after piece of paper as it will contain the reason why Mourinho was sent to the stands for the second half.

 

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