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

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

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

Inside, Chelsea and West Ham supporters, usually fierce rivals, united to sing "there's only one Ray Wilkins" and held aloft a huge flag with his image.

"The key was that we were never out of it, because the way they go the first goal was diabolical".

"We could have done better, of course, we gave them a gift, it was the first clear chance they had and they scored".

Cesar Azpilicueta had put the home side ahead in the first-half, and the Hammers had to ride their luck early in the second half as the Blues put them under huge pressure at times. "From where we are I want to try and push us on".

Victor Moses, left unmarked by West Ham's ponderous defence, scooped a cross towards Morata and he headed down to Azpilicueta, who controlled before poking a soft shot past Hart for his first goal since October.

"We have had good performances all season but you have to score. When you stay in this position in the table, it means that you have a problem".

With the top four now looking out of reach for last season's champions, Chelsea look to be pinning their season on winning the FA Cup; the Blues have a semi-final tie against Southampton later this month.

It was only West Ham's third touch inside the Chelsea's penalty area.

"We were incredibly committed", said manager David Moyes, who took over in November when they were in the bottom three.

"It certainly is a prized point for us, we were playing against a team who are quality, and have some terrific attacking players who played well".

Respects paid, Chelsea had to focus on finding a way to end a damaging run of one win from their previous four league matches. The goal we lose is dire.

Moyes had special praise for striker Hernandez and goalkeeper Joe Hart. He's had a great career. We have more big teams to come and we will need our keeper to play well.