If Chelsea’s top four hopes were not totally extinguished after last weekend’s London derby defeat at the hands of London rivals Tottenham, then they certainly are now.
Stamford Bridge hosted its second successive Premier League London derby and West Ham were able to ride out a a second half storm to escape with a 1-1 draw and leave Antonio Conte’s men 10 points behind Spurs in the race for the top four.
This wasn’t even a particularly impressive display from David Moyes’ visiting Hammers, who appeared content to let Chelsea attack them but the Blues failed to make them pay and were punished when Javier Hernandez continued his incredible scoring form against them with a second half equaliser.
It was another unsatisfactory result for Chelsea, for whom the season surely rests only on their FA Cup semi-final on 21 April against another struggling side, Southampton.
We’ve taken a closer look at the best of the reaction…
7 points from the last 8 matches what are you doing?????
— PaceBase (@Pace_Base) April 8, 2018
How many weeks of humiliation must we endure?
Every single day he is slagging off the club & the players and then embarrassing us on matchdays with negative, boring football and tactics.
— Danny – Not The Most Positive Chelsea Fan (@dannydoes) April 8, 2018
Another embarrassing result. Sack him and end this horrible season already.
— Lav (@LavCFC) April 8, 2018
Sack Conte and sell Alonso, Moses, Cesc and Pedro
— Saed (@iEH10i) April 8, 2018
ARE WE TRYING TO FINISH BELOW ARSENAL ??? Abysmal!
— Joe (@Js1825cfc) April 8, 2018
Sack the manager, I can't bring myself to say his name.
— . (@tacticsofjardim) April 8, 2018
Disappointed, but not surprised.
— Rosie (@RosieCFC) April 8, 2018
— Ned (@FutbolLampard) April 8, 2018