It was a moment of celebration galore for Chelsea new manager Antonio Conte, as Diego Costa’s late strike gave the former Italian manager a dramatic winning start as Chelsea manager as his side secured a season-opening victory over West Ham.
The Spain striker located the net from 20 yards in the 89th minute to spark wild scenes at Stamford Bridge, while Conte found himself celebrating among supporters.
Eden Hazard had put the Blues in front from the spot after Michail Antonio fouled Cesar Azpilicueta, but James Collins 77th minutes goal put their anticipated victory to doubt, until the 89th minutes when Costa settled it by scoring the winning and final goal of the match at Stamford Bridge.
The win makes Chelsea join the list of teams who won their opener in a 2016/2017 season that is predicted by book makers to be tough.
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