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West Ham manager David Moyes was frustrated on both ends of the pitch during a 3-0 loss to Chelsea on Monday night.
Thiago Silva finished off with an early header for the locals before a Tammy Abraham’s late double put the shine on an emphatic Chelsea win which flattered the hosts.
the Hammers They were good in the game in the second half. But aside from a deflected header in the second half by Sebastien Haller and Declan Rice and Jarrod Bowen with goals ruled out, they were unable to significantly test Edouard Mendy on the home goal.
“We didn’t defend well enough in the last two goals for sure,” Moyes said.
“We had our chances and we did a lot of good things. But there weren’t enough good things in either box when it mattered.
“I thought it was a great test for us tonight to come to Chelsea. They had lost some games and we knew how difficult it would be. For long periods of time we did a lot of good things, but not enough. “
West Ham’s night might have been different if Bowen hadn’t been denied a goal for a foul on Silva.
Moyes declined to discuss the incident, but was unhappy with the performance of referee Chris Kavanagh and his team.
The Scotsman added: “I don’t know, I just thought the level was not good in all aspects. Certainly, any decision did not go as we wanted. “
The Hammers remain tenth in the table ahead of Sunday’s clash with Brighton at London Stadium.
Moyes excited about Antonio’s deal
David Moyes has welcomed the news that Michail Antonio has committed his future to the club.
The 30 year old, who has signed a new contract until 2023, scored eight goals in six games at the end of last season to help the Hammers avoid falling, and Moyes hopes for more of the same.
“It has been really important, certainly since the confinement”, Moyes said. “He has been fundamental for many goals in his way of playing.
“I am pleased. It is good that the club had everything under control and I am delighted that we have solved Mickey. All I need to do now is get him fit, shoot and be ready to play like he has done in recent weeks. Read more…