Conte says West Ham draw sums up Chelsea's season

Jose Mourinho

Chelsea suffered yet another blow in their domestic campaign this season after Antonio Conte's men were held to a 1-1 draw by West Ham United at Stamford Bridge in an exciting derby game, fiercely contested by both teams right from the start of the referee's whistle.

His disenchantment is spreading to supporters who booed at the final whistle.

The champions of England took a deserved lead into the break and they were soon asking questions of the opposition defence after the restart. Arnautovic did well to cut the ball back for the Mexican, whose first-time strike from 13 yards out beat Thibaut Courtois at his near post.

"We're moving in the right direction, but you've seen this league; one day you've got a big smile on your face and the next you don't".

West Ham remain in 14th position in the table after today's result.

Cesar Azpilicueta had put the home side ahead in the first-half, and the Hammers had to ride their luck early in the second half as the Blues put them under enormous pressure at times. "We have added another point to try and stay away from relegation".

They are 10 points adrift of 4th place team, Tottenham Hotspur and just six games to the end of the season - meanwhile, they have a chance to win a title this season as they will be playing Southampton in the semifinal of this year's FA Cup later this month.

"We were incredibly committed", said manager David Moyes, who took over in November when they were in the bottom three.

"Thankfully we stuck at it and got something out of it". (Against Chelsea) we had to be very clever, very focused. "I could accept conceding from some of their great play but the goal was so poor".

Moyes had special praise for striker Hernandez and goalkeeper Joe Hart.

"Joe Hart probably needed a game like that".

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