Chelsea 1-1 West Ham: 5 talking points

SWANSEA WALES- MARCH 03 Javier Hernandez of West Ham United arrives prior to the Premier League match between Swansea City and West Ham United at Liberty Stadium

Mark Noble pumped a long ball into the Chelsea area and Blues captain Gary Cahill responded with a mistimed header that dropped for Marko Arnautovic.

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.

Eden Hazard's indifferent form has epitomised Chelsea's struggles and the Belgian playmaker had gone seven games without a goal.Chelsea were in control but when Alvaro Morata found the back of the net from Hazard's pass, the Spain striker's effort was ruled out for offside.

"The Little Pea" made a big impact with his equaliser at Stamford Bridge - the sixth time in his career he had come off the bench to score against Chelsea. Fans of both clubs also stood up to applause in the eighth minute while singing, "There's only one Ray Wilkins".

"I can not score against one team, I keep scoring against Chelsea".

From there, the game was stretched, with Chelsea's Marcos Alonso drawing a good stop from Joe Hart - one of several brilliant saves on the day from the England worldwide.

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Here are five things we learned from the draw between Chelsea and West Ham.

West Ham are next in action when they host Stoke City on April 16.

Rice, 19, had a starring role as the Hammers eased their relegation fears with a 1-1 draw against Chelsea. David Moyes made a correct call in switching to two forwards up front with Joao Mario supporting them from behind. We are creating a good spirit in the team, we stick together and today was a good example of that. "West Ham defended really well, so it's a shame".

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

"I think with this game we can see our season", Conte told the BBC.

With the top four now looking out of reach for last season's champions, Chelsea look to be pinning their season on winning the FA Cup; the Blues have a semi-final tie against Southampton later this month.

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