Pulisic spares Jorginho's blushes with late Chelsea winner over West Ham

Pulisic spares Jorginho's blushes with late Chelsea winner over West Ham

Christian Pulisic spared Jorginho's blushes as his 90th-minute winner earned Chelsea a 1-0 victory over 10-man West Ham - to end the Blues' awful record at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea thought they were heading towards a goalless draw when Italian midfielder Jorginho tucked an awful penalty straight into Lukasz Fabianski's clutches with five minutes remaining.

But with West Ham stretched after going down to 10 men after Craig Dawson's red card for hauling down substitute Romelu Lukaku for the penalty, Marcos Alonso crosses for Pulisic who slotted home from inside the area as the clock ticked into injury time.

The result solidified Chelsea's place in the top four and ended a run of three home defeats in a row. The Hammers, who made six changes before kick-off including placing Declan Rice, Michail Antonio and Jarrod Bowen on the bench, can now look towards Thursday's Europa League semi-final with Eintracht Frankfurt after missing the chance to leapfrog Manchester United in fifth spot.

The Blues made three changes from the side that lost to Arsenal 4-2 and they were forced into a fourth just before kick-off, with Andreas Christensen picking up an injury in the warm-up and being replaced by Trevoh Chalobah for his first Blues appearance in nearly six weeks.