Saturday, March 19

Dodgy penalty pegs back Hammers at the Bridge

Chelsea 2 West Ham 2

A couple of seasons ago WHU were delighted to get a backs-to-the-wall 0-0 at Chelsea, now we're disappointed not to win. Couldn't get a ticket but sounds like a great game. Fantastic strike from distance by Lanzini for the first and a good finish by Andy Carroll for the second from Payet's pass. Not much anyone could do about Fabregas's free kick (though the ref had the wall 12 years back instead of ten) and Chelsea's late equaliser came from a penalty, when in fact Antonio committed the offence outside the area. 

At 1-1 Cresswell shot wide after a great move and back heel from Lanzini, and then hit the bar.  After scoring the second Carroll had a header off the line and almost reached Emenike's cross late on, and it's a game we should have won. Still, another decent result. Unbeaten at Arsenal, Liverpool, Man City, Man United and Chelsea will do me.

What's also fantastic to see is that we have four strikers who can come in and change things in Sakho, Valencia, Carroll and Emenike, which reminds me a bit of Man United in the days of Cole, Yorke, Solksjaer and Sheringham. And, of course, the game was a credit to the Premier League; it's always good to see a small team like Chelsea with nothing to play for raise their game against Champions League contenders…

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