Frank Lampard scored twice against his former club as Chelsea moved up to third in the Premier League table with a convincing victory over West Ham.

Lampard put the Blues ahead from the penalty spot after Guy Demel's poor back-pass allowed Oscar to nip in, and he was felled by Jussi Jaaskelainen.

Oscar made it 2-0 when he drilled the ball home from the edge of the area.

West Ham improved after the break and Modibo Maiga went close, but Lampard sealed victory with a confident finish.

Mourinho 'loves' goalscorer Lampard

Chelsea had travelled across London having won only one of their five previous away league games this season but West Ham rarely looked like adding to the Blues' problems on the road.

The Hammers began the match with the same formation that served them so well in their 3-0 win against Tottenham last month - playing without a recognised striker, they pushed Kevin Nolan furthest forward and tried to get players up to support him.

This time, it was nowhere near as successful. Stewart Downing did deliver some dangerous crosses from the left but, otherwise, the home side's attacking threat was non-existent.

West Ham's defending hardly helped their cause either. Demel's woeful attempt to find Jaaskelainen with his thigh back-fired and, once Lampard had fired home the resulting penalty, the Blues did not look back.

The passing and movement of Oscar and Eden Hazard was too quick and too slick for the Hammers and, when Chelsea's second goal arrived after 34 minutes, it was all too easy.

Lampard back on target again

This was the third game in a row that Frank Lampard had scored against his former club West Ham, and ended his run of 10 Premier League matches without a goal, his longest since joining Chelsea from the Hammers in 2001.

James Collins rashly dashed in to challenge Hazard and try to stop a long series of passes, but left a big gap behind him. Hazard's flick found Oscar who advanced unchallenged to the edge of the area and fizzed a low shot into the bottom corner.

Five minutes before half-time, Hammers boss Sam Allardyce had seen enough and made a double switch, introducing Maiga to belatedly offer a permanent presence up front and Mohamed Diame to plug the gaps that Jose Mourinho's men were exploiting in midfield.

West Ham did, at least, make more of a game of it in the second half although, if Mark Noble had not cleared Gary Cahill's header off the line, Chelsea would have been out of sight by the 53rd minute. Instead, the Hammers retained faint hope.

They should have pulled a goal back when Demel's extraordinarily mazy run took him past three defenders but Maiga wastefully fired wide after meeting his cross at the far post.

Individual errors cost us - Allardyce

If that chance, after 65 minutes, had been converted then Chelsea might have faced an anxious finish to the game.

Instead, they were relatively untroubled as they saw out their win, seemingly happy to concede territory and possession to their hosts while remaining dangerous on the break.

Lampard's second goal of the evening arrived through that avenue after 82 minutes and made sure the three points would be theirs.

Hazard saw his shot blocked from Branislav Ivanovic's cross but the ball fell to Lampard to sweep it home from the edge of the area.

After that, the only question left was the margin of Chelsea's victory and another former Hammer, Demba Ba, had a late strike ruled out for a marginal offside.

West Ham took until the 93rd minute to register an effort on target, when Joey O'Brien's header at last brought a save out of Petr Cech.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho: "Our second half against Tottenham was also brilliant, but today was a 90-minute performance. We looked very solid from the first minute.

"The points are important, and the way we played. We are right in there, we are not leaders, but we are right behind.

"For me, everybody did a fantastic job for me. The team was really good."

West Ham boss Sam Allardyce: "If you make the sort of mistakes that we made against a team like Chelsea, then we can only expect to lose. We made too many big mistakes and gifted them the first goal.

"We had a golden chance to get back into the game at 2-0. Not many golden chances are coming our way at the moment and that has to go in the back of the net if we are going to get back into the game.

"If that had gone in, it might have lifted the crowd and we might have got something out of the game, but for us it was a disappointing afternoon."

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (6)

West Ham United

  • 22 Jääskeläinen
  • 20 Demel
  • 17 O'Brien
  • 10 Collison (Maiga - 40' )
  • 19 Collins
  • 05 Tomkins
  • 26 Cole (Diamé - 40' )
  • 16 Noble
  • 04 Nolan (Jarvis - 76' )
  • 15 Morrison
  • 23 Downing

Substitutes

  • 03 McCartney
  • 07 Jarvis
  • 11 Maiga
  • 13 Adrián
  • 14 Taylor
  • 21 Diamé
  • 24 Cole

Chelsea

  • 01 Cech
  • 02 Ivanovic
  • 28 Azpilicueta
  • 12 Mikel
  • 24 Cahill
  • 26 Terry
  • 07 Ramires
  • 08 Lampard
  • 29 Eto'o (Ba - 79' )
  • 11 Oscar (Schürrle - 83' )
  • 17 Hazard (Essien - 84' )

Substitutes

  • 03 Cole
  • 05 Essien
  • 10 Mata
  • 14 Schürrle
  • 19 Ba
  • 22 Willian
  • 23 Schwarzer
Ref: Chris Foy
Att: 34,977

Match Stats

Shots

8 20

On target

1 8

Corners

8 4

Fouls

12 10

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, West Ham United 0, Chelsea 3.

90:00 +3:02 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, West Ham United 0, Chelsea 3.

90:00 +2:59

Attempt saved. Joey O'Brien (West Ham United) header from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Matthew Jarvis with a cross.

90:00 +2:05

Offside, Chelsea. Michael Essien tries a through ball, but Demba Ba is caught offside.

90:00 +1:21

Offside, Chelsea. Ramires tries a through ball, but Andre Schürrle is caught offside.

88:56

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by César Azpilicueta.

85:46

Attempt missed. Modibo Maiga (West Ham United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Joey O'Brien with a cross.

84:59

Attempt saved. Michael Essien (Chelsea) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Andre Schürrle.

84:19

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Gary Cahill.

83:59 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Chelsea. Michael Essien replaces Eden Hazard.

82:17 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Chelsea. Andre Schürrle replaces Oscar.

81:02 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! West Ham United 0, Chelsea 3. Frank Lampard (Chelsea) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

81:01

Attempt blocked. Eden Hazard (Chelsea) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Branislav Ivanovic with a cross.

79:39

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Branislav Ivanovic.

78:31 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Chelsea. Demba Ba replaces Samuel Eto'o.

78:30

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

76:49

Delay in match Oscar (Chelsea) because of an injury.

75:32 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, West Ham United. Matthew Jarvis replaces Kevin Nolan.

75:04

Foul by Oscar (Chelsea).

75:04

Joey O'Brien (West Ham United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

71:26

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Gary Cahill.

69:53

Attempt blocked. Frank Lampard (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

68:58

Oscar (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

68:58

Foul by Ravel Morrison (West Ham United).

68:22

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by César Azpilicueta.

67:06

Attempt blocked. Ramires (Chelsea) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Oscar.

66:18

Frank Lampard (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

66:18

Foul by Ravel Morrison (West Ham United).

64:39

Hand ball by Oscar (Chelsea).

63:59

Attempt missed. Modibo Maiga (West Ham United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Guy Demel.

63:18

Foul by Samuel Eto'o (Chelsea).

63:18

Stewart Downing (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

62:00

Attempt missed. Samuel Eto'o (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Frank Lampard.

60:27

Attempt missed. Modibo Maiga (West Ham United) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Mohamed Diamé.

60:25

Attempt blocked. Mohamed Diamé (West Ham United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kevin Nolan.

59:21

Petr Cech (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

59:21

Foul by James Tomkins (West Ham United).

58:52

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Branislav Ivanovic.

56:01

Attempt missed. Oscar (Chelsea) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by César Azpilicueta with a cross.

55:04

Attempt saved. Frank Lampard (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Samuel Eto'o.

54:09

Gary Cahill (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

54:09

Foul by Modibo Maiga (West Ham United).

52:09

Attempt blocked. Gary Cahill (Chelsea) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Frank Lampard with a cross.

51:38

Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by James Collins.

51:36

Attempt blocked. Samuel Eto'o (Chelsea) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Oscar.

50:11

Foul by Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea).

50:11

Kevin Nolan (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

49:18

Attempt missed. Mohamed Diamé (West Ham United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Guy Demel.

45:38

Attempt blocked. Ramires (Chelsea) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

45:00

Second Half begins West Ham United 0, Chelsea 2.

45:00 +2:07 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, West Ham United 0, Chelsea 2.

45:00 +1:10

Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00 +1:10

Foul by Modibo Maiga (West Ham United).

43:33

Ramires (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

43:33

Foul by Kevin Nolan (West Ham United).

42:54

Eden Hazard (Chelsea) wins a free kick on the right wing.

42:54

Foul by Joey O'Brien (West Ham United).

41:53

Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Jussi Jääskeläinen.

41:46

Attempt saved. Samuel Eto'o (Chelsea) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Eden Hazard.

40:35

Gary Cahill (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

40:35

Foul by Modibo Maiga (West Ham United).

39:25 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, West Ham United. Modibo Maiga replaces Jack Collison.

39:17 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, West Ham United. Mohamed Diamé replaces Joe Cole.

38:52

Attempt missed. Frank Lampard (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Eden Hazard.

37:32

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by John Terry.

37:02

Foul by Oscar (Chelsea).

37:02

Joey O'Brien (West Ham United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

34:43

Ramires (Chelsea) wins a free kick on the right wing.

34:43

Foul by James Collins (West Ham United).

33:21 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! West Ham United 0, Chelsea 2. Oscar (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Eden Hazard.

30:48

Foul by Mark Noble (West Ham United).

30:48

Samuel Eto'o (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

30:15

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by César Azpilicueta.

29:38

Attempt missed. Frank Lampard (Chelsea) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Eden Hazard with a cross.

22:50

Attempt saved. Frank Lampard (Chelsea) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Oscar.

21:56

Offside, West Ham United. Joey O'Brien tries a through ball, but Kevin Nolan is caught offside.

20:32 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! West Ham United 0, Chelsea 1. Frank Lampard (Chelsea) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the high centre of the goal.

19:40

Penalty Chelsea. Oscar draws a foul in the penalty area.

19:40

Penalty conceded by Jussi Jääskeläinen (West Ham United) after a foul in the penalty area.

18:49

Attempt blocked. Eden Hazard (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Frank Lampard.

18:11

Attempt blocked. Joe Cole (West Ham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

18:09

Attempt blocked. Kevin Nolan (West Ham United) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Stewart Downing with a cross.

17:21

Foul by Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea).

17:21

Stewart Downing (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

16:39

Offside, West Ham United. Guy Demel tries a through ball, but Kevin Nolan is caught offside.

15:32

Attempt missed. Oscar (Chelsea) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Frank Lampard.

13:31

Eden Hazard (Chelsea) wins a free kick on the left wing.

13:31

Foul by Guy Demel (West Ham United).

12:30

Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Guy Demel.

11:37

Dangerous play by Samuel Eto'o (Chelsea).

11:37

James Tomkins (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

10:59

Offside, West Ham United. James Tomkins tries a through ball, but James Collins is caught offside.

10:16

Foul by Ramires (Chelsea).

10:16

Ravel Morrison (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

9:34

Foul by César Azpilicueta (Chelsea).

9:34

Joe Cole (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

5:14

Foul by Ramires (Chelsea).

5:14

Stewart Downing (West Ham United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

4:20

Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by James Collins.

2:53

Attempt blocked. Samuel Eto'o (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Eden Hazard.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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