Chelsea pay emotional tribute to Ray Wilkins at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea pay emotional tribute to Ray Wilkins at Stamford Bridge

The Blues suffered a disappointing defeat by Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge last weekend in a result which dealt a big blow to Chelsea FC's hopes of finishing in the top four this season.

In a match that was a tribute to the life of Ray Wilkins, both West Ham United and hosts Chelsea put on a second half display worthy of the now late England great's career with an exciting 1-1 draw Sunday.

Warm tributes were paid to former Blues skipper Ray Wilkins, who died during the week, and his old side took a deserved lead nine minutes before half-time. "You must win this game if you want to reach a target, in this case we want to reach a place in the Champions League".

Chelsea are still in the FA Cup, which remains their only opportunity of picking up silverware this season.

With only seven games remaining, Conte's two-year reign at Stamford Bridge looks set to finish at the end of the season, with widespread reports that Roman Abramovich is considering moves for ex-Barcelona boss Luis Enrique or Juventus chief Max Allegri.

Luis Enrique has always been linked with taking over from Antonio Conte this summer, but this week there's been claims from Spain that Chelsea have grown exhausted of the former Barcelona manager stalling them. This game is our season, it is a pity because we dominated the game and created many chances to score.

"We have to improve, we must win this game. A lot of times, and then with one chance we conceded a goal". We have to try to do our best in every game. I am committed for this club, I have a contract here and working hard for this club, this is the truth.

"Otherwise, if we accept this result and say we were unlucky today, we are not building anything positive for the future", he said.

Victor Moses' cross bounced around the West Ham area before falling to the feet of Azpilicueta, who could not miss from a couple of yards out.

Moyes said: "We played really well against a slick Chelsea team, after giving away a poxy first goal".

Gary Cahill failed to clear Mark Noble's lob, Arnautovic pulled the loose ball back and there was Chicharito eight yards out to fire his shot home.