Mourinho Fumes After Chelsea Draw

Jose Mourinho was left frustrated as Chelsea missed out on the chance to go second in the Premier League after being held to a goalless draw by struggling West Ham at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.
Arsenal’s failure to beat Southampton on Tuesday had opened the door for Mourinho’s team to move above their title rivals.
But they were unable to find a way through against a determined West Ham and remain third, three points behind new leaders Manchester City and two points adrift of Arsenal.
West Ham, meanwhile, remain in the bottom three, one point off the foot of the table.
Chelsea’s disappointment in this all-London clash was summed up in added time when Demba Ba diverted Eden Hazard’s cross against the post moments before West Ham goalkeeper Adrian saved well from Frank Lampard.
And the outcome appeared to justify Chelsea manager Mourinho’s pre-match claim that the Blues will have to wait until next season before making a sustained bid to be champions.
The Portuguese boss had insisted before kick-off he would not allow his focus to drift towards Chelsea’s next fixture, a daunting trip to Manchester City.
Certainly, a strong Chelsea line-up confirmed he was taking no chances, despite facing a West Ham side that had lost seven of their last nine games, shipping goals alarmingly along the way.
The opening stages suggested this game would deliver the routine home victory the form book suggested.
An early West Ham corner proved a momentary threat as Chelsea camped out in the visitors’ half and laid siege to the Hammers’ goal.


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