Chelsea were unable to make their dominance count against a dogged West Ham side at Stamford Bridge.
Despite a late chance for Frank Lampard in injury time, the Hammers held out to secure what could be a crucial point for them in their survival fight.
With Arsenal dropping points against Southampton, Chelsea could have gone above the Gunners on goal difference, but remain three points behind.
Manchester City beat Spurs to go four points clear of Chelsea. Jose Mourinho stated earlier in the week he did not intend to sign a striker this transfer window. We wonder if this blunt performance could have given a late change of heart.