Photo: Roman Abramovich reacts to Chelsea’s 1-0 win over West Brom

Roman Abramovich clearly approved of what he was seeing as Chelsea moved to the top of the Premier League with a 1-0 win over West Brom

roman abramovich
Roman Abramovich was in the stands on Sunday Photo: BT Sport

Roman Abramovich looked to be happy with what he was seeing as he cheered Chelsea on to a 1-0 win over West Bromwich Albion on Sunday afternoon at Stamford Bridge.

After a goalless first half, Diego Costa gave the home side the lead in the 76th minute with his 12th Premier League goal of the season.

It ended up being the only goal of the game as Antonio Conte’s men notched up their ninth straight win in the Premier League to move back to the top of the table.

Chelsea owner Abramovich was in the stands at Stamford Bridge and clearly approves of what he has seen from the Blues in recent weeks.

Conte’s men have been in superb form and Abramovich was all smiles after Costa gave Chelsea the lead in front of the club’s home fans.

The west London side’s stunning recent form has inevitably led them to be installed as one of the favourites in the race for the Premier League title this season.

MORE: The latest Chelsea news and views

MORE: The latest Chelsea player tweets

Chelsea, whose stunning form is in stark contrast to their dismal displays last season, return to Premier League action with a trip to Sunderland on Wednesday night as the look to make it 10 wins on the trot.

The Blues finished 10th and without a trophy last season in a campaign to forget for the west London side.

Mikel Arteta
Arsenal told to pay £23m for England and Sheffield United goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale - report
Kieran Trippier speaks at England media conference (Photo: Sky Sports / Screen grab)
'He has his heart set on a move': Reporter claims Kieran Trippier wants Man United switch
Thomas Tuchel
Chelsea FC consider swoop for Stuttgart striker Sasa Kalajdzic - report
Jurgen Klopp
Journalist: Liverpool FC have been scouting Donyell Malen for many months
Romelu Lukaku
Steve Nicol warns Chelsea FC about move to sign Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku
Mikel Arteta
Arsenal told to pay £23m for England and Sheffield United goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale - report
Kieran Trippier speaks at England media conference (Photo: Sky Sports / Screen grab)
'He has his heart set on a move': Reporter claims Kieran Trippier wants Man United switch
Thomas Tuchel
Chelsea FC consider swoop for Stuttgart striker Sasa Kalajdzic - report
Jurgen Klopp
Journalist: Liverpool FC have been scouting Donyell Malen for many months
Romelu Lukaku
Steve Nicol warns Chelsea FC about move to sign Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature