The team played to a tactical method, which allowed Chelsea the ball in their own half. Hazard was clearly in great form, but Fredericks did reasonably well against him, as he was attacking down their left. The rest of the defence played with spirit. There was a better sense of leadership.
Our midfield against theirs was something of a mismatch, but our lot rolled up their sleeves and gave it a go.
It was further forward where we struggled.
Implying that we weren't trying for over an hour is wide of the mark, imo.
We do however only have pride to play for. The game was lost, but not in any shameful manner.
Pellegrini's CBA rang out, as predicted. Felt a lot like an old school derby match.
Good post Proph, we might not have played as well as we could've, a lot of our players are woefully short on confidence and bang out of form, but credit to Pellegrini for going there with an attacking line up, with the intent surely to try to win the game. Something sparked them in the second half, and we gave it a go, on a different night we could have snatched a draw but at the same time we could've lost by 4, isn't that typical West Ham.
Anderson, Lanzini and Arnie are currently playing nowhere near their best, Noble looks a bit lost at the moment, Cresswell is struggling, we are very much crawling over the finish line, which is why it is imperative that Pellers is backed in the summer to bring more of his own players in, more players who he can trust.
I appreciate what he is trying to do, he just doesn't have the tools at his disposal at the moment.