More misery for Rafael Benitez as West Ham United stun Chelsea

Juan Mata scored the first goal of the Benitez era to put Chelsea ahead but former Chelsea youth-team player Carlton Cole equalised before Diame and Maiga struck to condemn the visitors to a seventh league game without victory. Chelsea have drawn twice and lost once since Benitez took over and they trail leaders Manchester United by seven points, having played a game more, while West Ham climb to seventh.

updated: December 01, 2012 23:27 IST
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London: Rafael Benitez lamented Chelsea's profligacy in front of goal after his side's run of league games without a win was extended to seven following a 3-1 loss at West Ham United on Saturday.

In a true game of two halves, Chelsea led through Juan Mata's 13th-minute opener and looked comfortable until West Ham stormed back in the second half with goals from Carlton Cole, Mohamed Diame and Modibo Maiga.

Chelsea have not endured such a barren run in the Premier League since 1995, and Benitez has picked up just two points from a possible nine since replacing the sacked Roberto Di Matteo.

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