How This Weekend's Premier League Results Affect The Top Four Battle
- Author: Steve Townsend Apr 09, 2018,
Apr 09, 2018, 0:30
It's the first time they've seen it in the maroon shirt of West Ham United, but still a similar sight.
It means they are unlikely to qualify for the Champions League for the second time in three years.
How David Moyes' side were even in a position to salvage something from the game will give Antonio Conte sleepless nights, given his side's total control until that point. It was a really big win for us, for the team, for the club, it gave us all a boost. He has great pace, great strength and we will miss him until the end of the season.
'I think we begged. "This is very important for me, for my staff and for the players, also because the supporters deserve at least this".
When asked if his side could do the double, he said: "I hope lightning can strike twice and we can do it again".
West Ham team: Hart, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Rice, Noble, Zabaleta, Kouyate, Masuaku, Arnautovic, Joao Mario, Fernandes.
Chelsea recall captain Gary Cahill for the home game against West Ham, meaning fellow centre-back Andreas Christensen drops to the bench. They have 4 clean sheets each and although Hart has conceded 33 goals to Adrián's 24, the summer transfer window is likely to throw up a lot of speculation linking goalkeepers to a move into the London stadium.
"We controlled the game, we created enough chances to win but we struggled at the end and maybe they could have scored the victor". The Belgian has been missing with a hamstring injury, with the Spain forward absent due to an unspecified knock, but the pair are in contention to return against the Hammers.
James Collins will continue to be out with a knee injury while Michail Antonio has been ruled out for the season with a similar injury.
Midfielder Manuel Lanzini also looks set to miss Sunday's trip to Chelsea with the knee injury he suffered on global duty with Argentina.