West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic was left frustrated that his side did not come away from Stamford Bridge with maximum points after the Hammers 2-2 draw against Chelsea
On loan midfield playmaker Manuel Lanzini produced a piece a magic with a magnificent 25 yards striker after 15 minutes to put the Hammers ahead – before Blues midfielder Cesc Fabregas’s equally brilliant free kick before the interval put the game back on level terms.
Substitute Andy Carroll made an instant impact when coming off the bench in the second half with his third goal in five games against the Blues before Fabregas got his brace from the penalty spot with five minutes remaining.
Hammers boss Bilic believes his side deserved more than just a draw from the game – while also saying that referee Robert Madley’s decision to award Chelsea the penalty was a wrong one.
Bilic said: “I know that we deserved more than a draw. We were the better team for the majority of the game. The first half we were the better team and Chelsea got back into it in the second. At times we were playing too sexy and not penetrating enough but we should’ve scored a third. To concede a goal that late was gutting.”
“It was never a penalty. If you go back to the Manchester United game where Randoplh was fouled then it shows the decisions are not going with us. I don’t like to moan or make excuses but the players should be really proud.
"The foul was out of the area and it wasn’t a foul in the first place. However, it is a good sign to be disappointed with a draw away from home at the current champions. That just showed how well we did.”
Despite the East Londoners failure to pick up three points against Guus Hiddink’s men – West Ham still sit in fifth position in the Barclays Premier League table – just one point behind Manchester City who play tomorrow against fierce rivals Manchester United.
With the Hammers losing just two of their last 17 domestic games – West Ham can go into their next game – a home game against league strugglers Crystal Palace at Upton Park – with bags of confidence.