The Blues beat Brighton in the Carabao Cup at Stamford Bridge.
For some footballers at the highest level, the early rounds of the League Cup can represent something of a chore. This time last season, that might have been the case for Aaron Ramsdale. This year, though, a midweek trip to Brentford represented an enormous opportunity for the England goalkeeper.
Tomas Soucek scored the only goal for the Hammers.