Chelsea 1-1 West Ham: 5 talking points

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

The Brazilian's shot was superbly charged down by Joe Hart, but from the resulting corner the England worldwide was left shaking his head in disbelief.

But it was entirely fitting, therefore, that an Englishman should steal the show.

Further, another striking aspect of the match would be the fact that it was the fourth time the former United appeared as a substitute at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League, scoring in all four of those.

Javier Hernandez climbed off the bench to secure a 1-1 draw for the visitors after Cesar Azpilicueta put Chelsea ahead.

West Ham, now six points clear of the relegation zone, were ecstatic to escape with a point despite a largely limp display. "We begged for the goal", he told Sky Sports.

Javier Chicharito Hernandez's 2017-18 season at West Ham has, for several reasons, been troubling. "I have seen him behave (well) when it was really tough so he deserves everything he gets".

The result helped West Ham create some breathing space in their quest for survival while Chelsea stuttered yet again and just three points separate them and Arsenal in sixth.

Southampton's defeat kept them in the bottom three, three points behind Crystal Palace but with a game in hand.

'I'm very focused on West Ham at the moment, that's my job and that's what I'm here to do, to fight for this team'.

Chelsea weren't able to capitalise on a Liverpool draw in the Merseyside derby.

They needed everybody to come to the party and this saw Marco Alonso in unfamiliar territory when he let go at Hart, who pulled off a brilliant save.

Eden Hazard's indifferent form has epitomised Chelsea's struggles and the Belgian playmaker had gone seven games without a goal.Chelsea were in control but when Alvaro Morata found the back of the net from Hazard's pass, the Spain striker's effort was ruled out for offside.

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.

Morata thought he had notched up the second, but after latching onto a misplaced ball by West Ham, Morata raced goal wards, passed two his left to in-running Willian. he cross the ball along the six-yard box and Morata skilfully ticked home.

Then, the bolt from the claret and blue.

"Maybe on another day we get a penalty late on as well".

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