Chelsea vs West Ham United

Chelsea vs West Ham United

Asked where the result leaves Chelsea's aspirations for a top-four finish, Conte replied: "We must be realistic".

Chelsea took a deserved lead through Cesar Azpilicueta on 36 minutes and mustered 23 efforts on the West Ham goal, but a combination of poor finishing and inspired goalkeeping from Joe Hart ensured the game was still close when Hernandez replaced Gelson Fernandes with 20 minutes remaining.

However, Moyes insists he will not be happy until his side reach the 40-point mark.

Chelsea enters Saturday in fifth place in the Premier League table with 56 points, eight points behind fourth-place Tottenham.

Javier Hernandez scores West Ham's equaliser. "Football is simple: If you score, you win".

Willian was inches away from doubling Chelsea's lead early in the second half after Hazard's clever back-heel gave the Brazilian space to shoot just wide.

Chelsea went into this game unbeaten in their last 11 home Premier League games against West Ham since a 2-3 defeat in 2002.

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A hamstring injury picked up in training has kept him sidelined for club and country since then, but he is now ready to step back into the fold.

Rudiger was unimpressed with his team's forward line for failing to put the game out of sight and he slammed the team for letting their level "drop" once more.

However, Hernandez, on as a substitute, struck his ninth career goal against the Blues to earn a point for the Hammers.

The Brazilian has been Chelsea's best player this season and he deserves more than the Europa League next term.

Chelsea face Southampton next Sunday in their FA Cup semi-final at Wembley Stadium but even if they were to go on and win the competition, it would be scant consolation in the eyes of Azpilicueta.

The Hammers have become something of a bogey side for Chelsea in recent years but this match could serve to re-address the balance back in favour of the Blues.

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