Chelsea’s Diego Costa struck in the 89th minute to give the Blues victory over West Ham United in their 2016-17 season opener on Monday night. The match was thought to be over after Eden Hazard netted a 47th minute penalty to give Antonio Conte’s men the lead. But West Ham, who kept Dimitri Payet on the substitutes’ bench until midway through the second half, saw defender James Collins stun the hosts with 13 minutes remaining.
It was debutant Batshuayi’s flick that picked out Costa more than 20 yards from goal, with the Spain striker finding the bottom corner to seal a memorable victory, sending Conte wild on the touchline.
The Blues are away to Watford on Saturday, while Slaven Bilic’s men have a Europa League tie against Astra on Thursday.
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