April 21, 2018

Conte says West Ham draw sums up Chelsea's season

10 April 2018, 07:25 | Ken Black

Blues blow it as they draw 1-1 to east london rivals West Ham at Stamford Bridge

David Moyes Manager of West Ham United looks on prior to the Premier League match between West Ham United and Southampton at London Stadium

But the restart saw the traffic in the same direction - towards the West Ham goal, and Willian, should have doubled the lead, but he slide the ball just wide of Hart's goal.

In the first game after Chelsea legend Ray Wilkins' death, Rudiger lamented the fact that they couldn't give him the send off he deserved and insisted his side need to get back to basics after falling 10 points behind Tottenham Hotspur in the race for a spot in the Champions League.

With four minutes left in the game, Arnautovic nearly won it for West Ham as he raced towards goal but was stopped by a superb tackle by N'Golo Kante.

The Mexican, who came on to score a dramatic equaliser at Stamford Bridge in 2012, repeated the trick for the Irons with a driven finish into the bottom corner after 73 minutes.

Next up for West Ham is a vital home game against Stoke City next Monday, and a win there could be enough to secure their Premier League status for another season.

West Ham United's trip to Chelsea in the Premier League was always likely to be considered a "bonus game". Marko Arnautovic then had West Ham's first chance from Arthur Masuaku's beautifully weighted ball over the top.

Morata failed to test Hart with a towering header that soared over the target on 55 minutes, while Moses curled a left-footed shot narrowly wide of the left post 14 minutes later after Masuaku lost possession inside his box.

"How many times have I said we didn't take the chances?"

"If we perform to the best of our ability and give a good account of themselves, you never know", Hart told the club's official website ahead of the encounter.

Joe Hart admits West Ham face a season-defining game against Stoke next week and insists he is not thinking about this summer's World Cup. We'll struggle and provides the whole lot for the three factors which might assist us get out of the relegation struggle utterly'. The talented 19-year-old has become a key man in the Hammers first team and he also made his senior worldwide debut, against Turkey last month.

"I'm just sorry to Chelsea fans!", said Hernandez.

Conte believes the draw describes Chelsea's season perfectly, given how many chances they squandered.

Many feel Liverpool have their top-four place pretty much sealed at this stage in the season, the lack of reaction to the Reds dropping points against Everton on Saturday underlines this.

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