West Ham came from behind again to secure a hard-fought draw with Chelsea at London Stadium to stretch our unbeaten run to four matches.

David Moyes’ side went into the fixture in a buoyant mood following a better run of form since the start of the new year, although actions on the pitch did not reflect this as West Ham looked once again slow at getting to grips with proceedings.

Chelsea had far better of the early exchanges with Joao Felix netting almost immediately but it was rightly ruled out for offside, although the visitors were ahead on just 16 minutes when Felix fired in to set the tone for a long afternoon in East London.

West Ham though got into the rhythm slowly but surely, but with very little end product. However in what was arguably against the run of play, our Hammers were level, when former Chelsea defender Emerson prodded home from a Coufal cross to give hope that Moyes’ side would now fire into life.

After the break West Ham looked better and more organised, there however was a feeling that a winner could be found at either end, with Graham Potters side also eager to add much needed points on the table.

Tomas Soucek, on for the injured Lucas Paqueta, fired in following a rebound off the Chelsea keeper, but unfortunately it was ruled out for offside on Declan Rice – which looking at replays was the correct decision.

At the other end the Blues thought they deserved a penalty – with Soucek seeming to block Conor Gallaghers strike with his arm – but much to the Chelsea players calls, VAR reviewed and decided no offence occurred.

Maybe the feeling of things evening out following the decision to disallow Max Cornets equaliser in the reverse fixture earlier in the season.

The match ended all square with David Moyes’ side now only recording just one defeat in the opening seven matches of the 2023 calendar in all competitions – a vast improvement on the form of last year.

The West Ham Way Podcast host and famed ITK ExWHUEmployee was pleased with the result and hopes our Hammers can continue to push on following some recent positive results.

“Decent result that for the team,”  Ex stated after the match. “Whilst I thought Chelsea were there for the taking on the balance of play a draw was probably a fair result and is something to continue to build on.

However injury concerns once again are apparent with both Paqueta and Aguerd leaving the field with respective complaints, a serious worry according to Ex as David Moyes is left once again sweating on the condition of key players following a match.

“The injuries could be hugely costly for us,” added Ex. “Though and I hope to god they are not too serious.”