English Premier League Report, Chelsea v West Ham, 08 April 2018

Lawrence Cooper
April 9, 2018

Chelsea will be looking to bounce back from defeat and continue their home run against West Ham when the two meet later today. The Hammers shocked Chelsea in their last game with a goal from Marko Arnautovic but Conte's side will be out for revenge.

The changes paid dividends after Arnautovic pulled a cut back off a poor clearance from Gary Cahill and played in Hernandez to slot home the equaliser on 71 minutes.

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

The Blues were beaten 3-1 by Tottenham last weekend to extend the gap between Chelsea in fifth and the top four to eight points.

Having taken temporary control of Chelsea from the dugout on three separate occasions between 2008 and 2010, he became well known to a new generation of English football fans. 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.

Theoretically the West Ham 'keeper is still in contention for the England No.1 shirt, as Gareth Southgate has yet to settle on a man between the sticks.

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Eden Hazard's indifferent form has epitomised Chelsea's struggles and the Belgian playmaker had gone seven games without a goal.

Thibaut Courtois returns in goal after missing out last weekend due to injury.

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

Here are the biggest winners and losers from this evening's match between the sides.

They travel to Southampton, Burnley and Swansea in their next three matches, and they would really need to win all three to stay in contention.

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.

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