Chelsea 0-0 West Ham: Blues lose ground in title chase

Chelsea 0 - 0 West Ham United

    Ref: Neil Swarbrick
    Attendance: 41,376

    Chelsea Fans

    Chelsea blew a chance to go above Arsenal in the Premier League.

    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.

    Statistics

    Chelsea

    West Ham United

    Possession

    72.4%
    27.6%

    Shots on target

    Total shots

    Team Lineups

    Chelsea

    • Petr Cech
    • Branislav Ivanovic
    • Gary Cahill
    • John Terry
    • César Azpilicueta
    • Willian
    • John Obi Mikel
    • Eden Hazard
    • Oscar
    • Ramires
    • Samuel Eto'o

    Substitutes

    • Frank Lampard
    • Demba Ba
    • Mark Schwarzer
    • Andre Schürrle
    • Nemanja Matic
    • David Luiz
    • Ashley Cole

    West Ham United

    • Adrián
    • Joey O'Brien
    • Guy Demel
    • James Tomkins
    • James Collins
    • Kevin Nolan
    • Mohamed Diamé
    • Matthew Taylor
    • Stewart Downing
    • Mark Noble
    • Andy Carroll

    Substitutes

    • Marco Borriello
    • Antonio Nocerino
    • Carlton Cole
    • Ravel Morrison
    • Jussi Jääskeläinen
    • Matthew Jarvis
    • George McCartney

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