West Ham striker Javier Hernandez reacts to goalscoring record against Chelsea

TURIN ITALY- APRIL 03 Juan Cuadrado of Juventus FC is challenged by Mateo Kovacic of Real Madrid during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final Leg One match between Juventus and Real Madrid at Allianz Stadium

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The Blues were left to rue a host of missed chances as they dropped points in the 1-1 draw at home to West Ham on Sunday.

The Blues paid homage to former captain and assistant coach Ray Wilkins, who tragically passed away on Thursday.

There was still time for Stephens and Elneny to receive straight red cards within a few minutes of each other for raising their hands.

Released by Chelsea at 14.

A moving tribute to the former Chelsea legend Ray Wilkins gave Stamford Bridge a sombre and contemplative atmosphere before kick-off.

West Ham had the game's first decent chance on 13 minutes as Marko Arnautovic was picked out with a long pass but Gary Cahill did well to thwart the Austrian forward.

As the Austrian went to pull the trigger from an acute angle inside the box, Kante slid in to win the ball.

Hernandez believes the hard-earned point at Chelsea, on top of the big win over Southampton the previous weekend, will send the Hammers into their relegation showdown with Stoke next Monday with bags of confidence. "West Ham defended really well, so it's a shame". "When you stay in this position in the table, it means that you have a problem". None of these will be easy games for the Hammers.

Antonio Conte's side had dominated most of the game, cutting through a soft West Ham midfield seemingly at will, but failed to add to Cesar Azpilicueta's first-half strike before David Moyes's game-changing substitution. "A lot of times, and then with one chance we conceded a goal". Of course, that discipline has fluctuated over the years and Chelsea's defensive cohesion was all at sea as they finished 10th in 2015-16. And a season that has been as turbulent as West Ham's, albeit for different reasons, looks set to end in disappointment. Jumping over both Angelo Ogbonna and Pablo Zabaleta earned him an assist as the ball fell to goalscorer Azpilicueta.

Chelsea survived and found their rhythm through the impressive combination of Eden Hazard, Willian and Alvaro Morata.

"The thing is we have to start playing good football and winning games, because if we don't do that we can not get in the top four". It's unfortunate that he wasn't able to get a winning goal at any point. Jordan Pickford kept a clean sheet for Everton to deny Liverpool in the Merseyside derby while Jack Butland made a string of fine saves despite Stoke going down to a 2-1 defeat by Tottenham.

The introduction of Hernandez turned a one-sided match into a thrilling end-to-end encounter, helping the visitors open up a six-point gap to 18th.

"In this case, if we wanted to reach a place in the Champions League".

"I think this game describes very clearly our season". The club should be more anxious of dropping farther than fifth. We get a point, that is the important thing.

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