Gary Lineker reacted on Twitter after Chelsea beat West Ham 1-0 and condemned the sending off of Fabian Balbuena.

The Blues dominated the early proceedings at the London Stadium.

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The Hammers did fight their way back into the contest but Chelsea took the lead just before half-time.

Timo Werner tucked home neatly from a Ben Chilwell cut-back.

It was a terrible time to concede for West Ham.

David Moyes’s men came out in the second-half with renewed vigour and dominated the game, it has to be said.

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Werner missed an absolute sitter but aside from that, the home side were in the driving seat.

Thomas Tuchel’s side are incredibly well-drilled, however. And it proved very difficult for West Ham to break the visitors down.

The Hammer players huffed and puffed. We just lacked that little bit of quality in the final third, however.

Chelsea are one of the very best teams in Europe. So there is no shame in losing to the Blues.

What is frustrating, however, is the fact that David Moyes keeps setting up against these big teams far too defensively.

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Fabian Balbuena red card decision slammed by Gary Lineker

We just don’t seem to do enough to make the big teams think about what threats we may or may not possess. And that is a real shame.

When Fabian Balbuena got sent off with around 10 minutes left to be played the writing was already on the wall. The decision to give the Paraguayan a red card was a baffling one to say the least.

But it didn’t really have a defining impact on the outcome of the contest.

Gary Lineker took to Twitter in reaction to the Fabian Balbuena red card…

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