Chicharito rescues derby point for West Ham

Chicharito rescues derby point for West Ham

Chicharito rescues derby point for West Ham

The Hammers were indebted to Hart for their derby point after the England global made two marvellous saves late on.

But Javier Hernandez stepped off the bench to drag the Irons back on level terms with 17 minutes remaining and Joe Hart made a fine save to deny substitute Olivier Giroud a late victor. This is not the first time and we have to improve a lot.

But it was a disappointing conclusion to a miserable week for Chelsea, who were mourning the death of their former star Ray Wilkins.

The result means Chelsea are now a whopping 10 points behind Tottenham in fourth, while West Ham move six points clear of the relegation zone.

Prior to the game, there was a mightly fine tribute to Chelsea legend Ray Wilkins, who passed away during the week. (Against Chelsea) we had to be very clever, very focused.

Hazard came close to ending that streak when he made a penetrating run to the edge of the area and flashed a shot just wide.

In contrast, West Ham were buoyant after snatching a draw that had not seemed remotely likely until substitute Hernandez popped up to score soon after coming on.

Morata has endured a hard first year with Chelsea and his fortunes weren't improving as he headed over from a corner before having another effort disallowed for offside.

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

Alvaro Morata wasn't far off from finding the bottom-right corner of the net on 29 minutes with a deft flick at the near post from Hazard's cut-back on the left, while Willian curled a shot just wide of the near post two minutes later after receiving the ball on the right from a short corner. Chicharito scores the equalizer minutes after subbing into the game and Joe Hart made a few key saves as West Ham earn a point against Chelsea.

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