Published: Mon, April 09, 2018
Sport | By Ruben Hill

Hart focused on West Ham, not England

Hart focused on West Ham, not England

Chelsea were held to a 1-1 draw against London rivals West Ham, with many of Conte's senior figures failing to impress. Cesar Azpilicueta had given Chelsea the lead in he first half, attacking a loose ball in the six yard box with the help of some bad defending on West Ham's part.

Chelsea took the lead from an unlikely source as Cesar Azpilicueta scored from a corner.

Willian squandered a good chance early in the second half, shooting wide of the far post, and Chelsea were made to pay when Marko Arnautovic set up Hernandez to score only a few minutes after the Mexican striker had come on.

Chelsea dominated the game from start to finish, but were unable to make the game safe despite outshooting West Ham 5-to-1.

The result means Chelsea are now a whopping 10 points behind Tottenham in fourth, while West Ham move six points clear of the relegation zone.

Azpilicueta pointed to the black armband which he was wearing in tribute to Wilkins after finding the net for just the second time in the Premier League this season.

But West Ham substitute Chicharito needed only three minutes on the pitch to stop the Blues honouring their former skipper with a victory.

Willian then twice came close to giving his side the lead.

Chelsea's manager was frustrated following Sunday's draw at Stamford Bridge.

Against a West Ham side who are struggling at the moment, that shouldn't be too hard.

With 20 minutes to go, David Moyes brought on Javier Hernandez and Patrice Evra, two players synonymous with the Bridge during their Manchester United days.

"I'm not disappointed. I thought we played against a really slick Chelsea team, particularly in the first half, and I was happy to get in only 1-0 down".

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