Antonio Rudiger aims thinly-veiled dig at players after West Ham draw

Antonio Rudiger aims thinly-veiled dig at players after West Ham draw

Antonio Rudiger aims thinly-veiled dig at players after West Ham draw

I know they are offensive players and I praised them before the game.

Marko Arnautovic chased the ball deep into the Chelsea box who found Chicharito in open space for the blast past Thibaut Courtois.

The Hammers now sit in 14th spot in the Premier League table, just four points adrift of the top 10, and there is a genuine feeling emanating from the club that a top half finish is a very real possibility.

Javier Hernandez's ninth goal against the Blues cancelled out Cesar Azpilicueta's scruffy opener.

However, this accusation can not be levelled at West Ham's defenders, whose dogged resistance - apart from one sloppy moment following a Chelsea corner for the opening goal - kept the Blues at arm's length for most of the contest.

Alvaro Morata had the ball in the net after 24 minutes but he made his run onto Hazard's pass just a tad early and he was rightly flagged offside. All of us wish to play greater than 20 minutes.

All those near-misses came back to haunt Chelsea in the 73rd minute.

Hart made a fine first-half block to deny Willian when he was clean through, and after the break tipped Marcos Alonso's fierce drive over the top before palming Olivier Giroud's header around a post to preserve a point for his side. Since my first day here, they have supported me well. "West Ham defended really well, so it's a shame". The Austrian brought it down well before seeing his chance blocked by the returning Gary Cahill; many argued he should have shot first time.

Continually we have failed to take our chances to kill off the game and subsequently allowed our opponents with an avenue back into the contest.

Joe Hart admits West Ham face a season-defining game against Stoke next week and insists he is not thinking about this summer's World Cup.

Joe Hart has said that he is "focused on West Ham United, not England" after giving Gareth Southgate a reminder of his goalkeeping ability.

The Republic of Ireland worldwide, who made his debut for the Boys in Green last month, impressed at the heart of the Hammers defence against the reigning Premier League champions.

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