Chelsea got their season off to the best possible start with a win over London rivals West Ham United, thanks to Eden Hazard and a last gasp winner courtesy of Diego Costa.

It was a result that showed great promise. Eden Hazard looking like his former, superb self. Diego Costa was among the goals again, Oscar showed flashes of his brilliance and Antonio Conte’s touchline antics. The Italian’s first league game and London derby was a success, one which he capped off in the most brilliant fashion by joining the fans as they celebrated Costa’s 89th minute winner.

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Chelsea’s Brazilian-born Spanish striker Diego Costa celebrates after scoring their second goal during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and West Ham United at Stamford Bridge in London on August 15, 2016. JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images

The Blues’ didn’t make it easy for themselves midway through the second half after conceding through a superb James Collins half volley. But they got back into it and eventually their persistence paid off. Substitute Michy Batshuayi found Diego Costa who struck it low and hard into the bottom right, past a helpless Adrian to send the Stamford Bridge and Antonio Conte into delirium.

After the first 45 minutes, which saw a number of tackles and back-heels from the Brazilian, it was safe to say that Oscar left fans divided.

Towards the end of what seemed like a dull night for Diego Costa, Stamford Bridge, Antonio Conte and social media erupted after he scored the 89th minute winner

But not everyone was pleased with the fact that the Spaniard was still on the pitch after his late tackle on Adrian earlier in the game.

Roman Abrahmovich’s reaction to Eden Hazard’s miss didn’t go unnoticed.

Antonio Conte’s reaction to Chelsea scoring the winner was one of pure joy and passion. The Italian raced down his touchline before punching the air in delight and got to celebrate by hugging two overjoyed Chelsea fans!

If last night’s performance is anything to go by, one can certainly expect a top quality season from Eden Hazard. The kind that helps win the league.

N’golo Kante made his Chelsea debut today and put in a typically energetic and tireless performance. Despite his early booking, the Frenchman had a superb game and Chelsea fans certainly have much to look forward to.

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