RADIO CLIVE'S FIVE: CHELSEA V WEST HAM
Throughout the season former player Clive Walker provides radio and TV commentary on Chelsea's games. Here he selects five aspects from Saturday's derby delight east London that caught his eye…
This was a good example of a Jose Mourinho side understanding how to win when the opposition team is not as good as us. Once we scored two goals we made sure there were no mistakes and pressed a little higher up the field which stopped West Ham getting any momentum.
I have seen West Ham when they played a lot more direct than they did on Saturday. Kevin Nolan up front was never going to frighten Chelsea by running in behind, and we could deal with the Hammers' aerial threat with JT and Gary Cahill in our central defence. It was hard to see where the threat was going to come from.
Before the game it was widely expected Joe Cole would start on the left-hand side and Stewart Downing on the right, which meant they would cut inside on their stronger foot. I thought that would suit us but Downing played left side which probably gave us more problems. He was the main threat but after the second goal they weren't going to get back into it. Whether Sam Allardyce substituting Cole and Jack Collison before half-time was because the players weren't performing how he wanted, or was because he got his tactics wrong, we don't know.
A third goal earlier would have made it a little easier but team-wise it was very good with some great performances. Oscar again was terrific, Lampard as well and taking the penalty must have been pressure for him, and we all saw what it meant to him when he scored it.
When Ravel Morrison broke down the middle on a good counter-attack in the first half, Cesar Azpilicueta was the best player to have as the last defender. I have said a few times in commentary that Azpilicueta is one of the best I have seen for a long time at defending one-on-one situations. Morrison is quick and Cesar made it look easy.