West Ham stars brush off Chelsea defeat on Twitter

West Ham United's Havard Nordtveit, Andre Ayew, James Collins and Dimitri Payet warm up before the match

Hammers stars appear to have taken Monday's setback on the chin.

James Collins' late strike looked to have secured West Ham United a point in Monday's Premier League opener at Stamford Bridge.

West Ham United's James Collins celebrates scoring their first goalWest Ham United's James Collins celebrates scoring their first goal

However, an ever later effort from Diego Costa, who many felt should not have been on the pitch at the time, consigned Slaven Bilic's side to defeat.

Chelsea had earlier gone in front courtesy of Eden Hazard's penalty, which proceeded a calamitous few seconds for Michail Antonio, who lost possession before bundling down Cesar Azpilicueta in the box.

Despite the winger's misfortune, it was the continued presence and subsequent impact of Costa which most riled the West Ham supporters.

West Ham's Adrian remonstrates with Chelsea's Diego Costa (C) after Costa tackled AdrianWest Ham's Adrian remonstrates with Chelsea's Diego Costa (C) after Costa tackled Adrian

Having already accrued a yellow card for dissent, the Spaniard was lucky to stay on after clattering Hammers goalkeeper Adrian high on then shin.

However, Bilic's men were seemingly quick to move on from their setback on the opening weekend, with most of those on Twitter spouting a similar message.

West Ham United's Havard Nordtveit, Andre Ayew, James Collins and Dimitri Payet warm up before the matchWest Ham United's Havard Nordtveit, Andre Ayew, James Collins and Dimitri Payet warm up before the match

Debutant Havard Nordtveit wrote: "Not the result we looking for but we move on to the next game thank you to all the fans."

Defender Winston Reid added: "Thank you for ur support hammers fans we will be better next time."

And lastly, Angelo Ogbonna, an unused sub on the night, posted: "Unfortunate but no drama, we look forward to the next match!"

West Ham host Bournemouth in their next Premier League fixture on Sunday, with a Europa League trip to Astra Giurgiu up first.

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte celebrates after Diego Costa scored their second goalChelsea manager Antonio Conte celebrates after Diego Costa scored their second goal

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