West Ham vs Chelsea: Mark Lawrenson predicts shocking scoreline against Blues

Ruben Holloway
September 24, 2018

Indeed it was West Ham who could, and probably should, have taken all three points after creating by far the clearer chances, with Andry Yarmolenko heading a glorious opportunity wide in the 78th minute.

The Irons, who would have been buoyed by their victory over Everton last time out, were doing well and holding the visitors to the stalemate at the London Stadium when Robert Snodgrass crossed the ball towards Yarmolenko with 12 minutes to go.

Chelsea midfielder Jorginho attempted 180 passes against West Ham - since 2003-04, this is the most by a player in a single Premier League match.

But if Chelsea can beat Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday they will leapfrog the Reds in the league standings.

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"I think 20 times maybe, Cech kept us in the game", Aubameyang said.

'We have to work then, maybe, in one year we will be at the same level as Liverpool. Problems arrived against West Ham, and in the end a draw was the fairest outcome between two teams undermined by mistakes at both ends.

Chelsea need their superstar to start thinking more like a wide forward and less like the winger he has always been if they are to avoid more days like this, particularly if Pedro's absence proves a lengthy one and goals continue to elude Morata and Giroud. I want to see the picture of the situation tomorrow morning in the training session. I know that in the future, probably, I will have to face some difficulties. In the last two or three matches, we have done very well.

Sarri admitted it is impossible to win every match following the frustrating draw in the London derby.

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"I think we played a good tactical game as we allowed them to have the ball but near our box we defended well and we got our first clean sheet. We'll take that all day long", said Mark Noble, West Ham captain.

Sarri's frustrating afternoon was made worse by the loss of Antonio Rudiger to injury in the second half.

'Maybe I will have to change 11 players, maybe only five, ' said Sarri.

The Germany worldwide joins Pedro Rodriguez on the sidelines, but the Chelsea head coach is hopeful of being able to call upon both when Liverpool visit Stamford Bridge in the Premier League on Saturday.

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