Chelsea slipped to yet another frustrating result yesterday as they drew 1-1 against London rivals West Ham at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues have put in one of the worst Premier League title defences on record this season, and now sit in fifth position in the table 10 points away from fifth placed Spurs with just six games remaining.
Chelsea dominated most of yesterday’s match and went 1-0 up in the first-half via Cesar Azpilicueta. The home side really should have killed off the game off early in the second-half, and had a whopping 23 shots on goal over the course of 90 minutes.
However, their failure to take their chances would ultimately come back to haunt them when West Ham substitute Javier Hernandez slotted home the Hammers equaliser in the 73rd minute.
Speaking after the game Antonio Conte revealed that this frustrating result was indicative of how this season has gone for the Stamford Bridge club.
“We must be frustrated with this game, for the final result. But I think this game describes very clearly our season. This game describes it very well.” Conte said.
“Many games where we put in a good performance, creating many chances to score, but we are not clinical. How many times have I said that we didn’t take the chances we created? A lot of times. And then, one chance for West Ham, we concede a goal.”
“This game describes it very well our season. We are talking about improving, improving, improving. But today, another not positive result because we are talking about improving. We must win this game. We must win it.”
“I’m very frustrated and I hope my players go home and stay frustrated because, in this way, we have the right mentality. Otherwise, if we accept this result and say we were unlucky today, we are not building anything positive for the future.”