Joe ready to put his Hart into Hammers

Nichole Vega
April 10, 2018

West Ham United and Republic of Ireland defender Declan Rice has said that he was delighted to make a statement against his former youth side Chelsea on Sunday.

Evra, meanwhile, replaced the injured Aaron Cresswell in the second half and looked solid on his first appearance in over a month.

"This season we have struggled and this game describes our season".

Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez scored 17 minutes to full time, to cancel out Cesar Azpilicueta's first-half opener at Stamford Bridge.

Walker thinks that Chelsea needed the fans to step up in much the same way they do in away games.

"On the day, we had a game plan and we stuck to it", said Rice.

Chelsea now sit fifth in the Premier League after a disastrous title defence.

"It's another result which isn't positive because we are talking about a draw".

The Mexican whipped home a fine strike just four minutes after stepping off the bench to secure a precious point in the Hammers' fight for survival.

Willian was inches away from doubling Chelsea's lead early in the second half after Hazard's clever back-heel gave the Brazilian space to shoot just wide.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. I don't understand why after 1-0 we always drop and let the opponent get more ball possession.

Hazard again was the catalyst for the next attack, this time playing a neat one-two with Fabregas down the left before cutting the ball back for Morata, whose clever back-heel dribbled wide of the far post.

But next Monday they host fellow strugglers Stoke knowing a defeat would drag them right back into trouble ahead of a tricky run-in including fixtures against Arsenal, Manchester United and Manchester City.

"We have start to play good football and win games. He showed when he gets to that level of form, everyone knows he's very good". Moments later West Ham finally recorded their first shot of the game, a 25-yard sighter from Arnautovic that was comfortably gathered by the returning Thibaut Courtois.

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