Eden Hazard opened the scoring as he got on the end of Ramires’ cross to head past Adrian from close range.
West Ham responded well, with Thibaut Courtois having to twice deny Diafra Sakho either side of half-time before Diego Costa hit the post for the visitors.
Sakho headed over the crossbar late on but Jose Mourinho’s side held on for all three points.
Chelsea controlled the play in the opening exchanges and Costa’s close-range effort ballooned over the crossbar off his shin early on.
West Ham, who saw Winston Reid limp off in the eighth minute to be replaced…
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