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Victor Moses' Chelsea looking to bounce back against West Ham

Victor Moses' Chelsea looking to bounce back against West Ham

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.

But Javier Hernandez stepped off the bench to drag the Irons back on level terms with 17 minutes remaining and Joe Hart made a fine save to deny substitute Olivier Giroud a late victor.

The defeat to fourth-place Tottenham last time out saw Chelsea fall eight points behind the Champions League qualification spots with seven games to go.

West Ham defender Angelo Ogbonna believes they've been hurt by a lack of depth this season.

The Blues were defeated by Spurs last week at home, 3-1, and are on the outskirts in the race for a Champions League berth next season.

"Sorry to Chelsea fans", Hernandez said with a laugh.

West Ham sits in 14th place on the table with just 33 points through 31 games on the season. While it has a lot to live up to surpass the excitement levels provided in Manchester, it's a game which both teams desperately need to win to restore some lost face.




It was only a temporary reprieve for West Ham as Conte's men took a 36th-minute lead from the resulting short corner.

Hazard then played a one-two on the edge of the box before poking the ball across the goalmouth, where Morata's improvised back-flick rolled inches wide. Lanzini might not have hit the heights of last season, but he has still contributed three goals and six assists in his 21 league games.

In the 24 minute Alvaro Morata found the back of the net for Chelsea, but his goal was disallowed due to him being an off-sides position.

Olivier Giroud of Chelsea looks dejected after their Premier League match against West Ham United at Stamford Bridge.

Moyes went to his bench and brought on Hernandez, who took just three minutes to make his mark.

Today Conte was unable to engineer a response to West Ham's equaliser in the second half.


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