Chelsea share spoils with West Ham United in late Premier League fixture

Thibaut Courtois

Joe Hart and Javier Hernandez reflect on West Ham's resurgence at Chelsea, Chicharito's impressive goalscoring record against the Blues and more.

For Cesar Azpilicueta, who put Conte's team ahead before Javier Hernandez's late equaliser, it is a season that would not be redeemed even by winning the FA Cup, in which they play outsiders Southampton in the semi-final.

The Hammers are now six points clear of the drop zone.

But Chelsea missed a host of chances to increase their advantage and were made to pay when Hernandez came off the bench to snatch the leveller with 17 minutes left. This is not the first time and we have to improve a lot.

There was a minute's applause before kick-off, with Chelsea's players all wearing number eight warm-up shirts in recognition of Wilkins' old jersey.

"We are moving in the right direction but in this league you have a smile on your face one day and not the next".




Willian had a fierce drive diverted behind before Morata saw a goal ruled out after straying into an offside position to receive Hazard's incisive pass.

Eden Hazard and Willian were in mesmeric form from the outset and led the Hammers' defence a merry dance throughout, but Chelsea's dominance was not reflected in the scoreline, with Joe Hart enjoying a fine game in West Ham's goal. Then we concede two shots and concede a goal.

Moyes' side weathered the early storm, however, and could have taken the lead themselves in the 14th minute when Marko Arnautovic pulled down a long ball in the penalty area.

All those near-misses came back to haunt Chelsea in the 73rd minute.

Marcos Alonso nearly spared Chelsea's blushes with a thunderous strike, but Hart finished as West Ham's hero with superb saves to keep out that effort and one from an Olivier Giroud header.

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