Javier Hernandez equaliser dents Chelsea's Champions League hopes

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West Ham have lost four out of their last six games and are dangerously close to the relegation spot.

They face an ominous task though - Irons boss David Moyes has never won a Premier League game away to Chelsea in his managerial career.

Hammers manager David Moyes said: "He is out for the season".

"They can not defend it, they can not defend it, especially in a game that wasn't the greatest game".

Tottenham's domination of possession eventually told although the equalising goal from Christian Eriksen was a moment of magic on the stroke of half-time.

The Hammers delivered a thrashing of the Saints to deliver a happy Easter to East London. Like the Chelsea fans, the West Ham fans have criticized the club more often than not but they've perhaps taken it a step too far.

Moyes' side weathered the early storm, however, and could have taken the lead themselves in the 14th minute when Marko Arnautovic pulled down a long ball in the penalty area.

A win would see West Ham complete a league double against Chelsea for the first time since 2002-03, a season in which the Hammers were relegated.

The home side had dominated the London derby for 73 minutes, leading for nearly half that time after Cesar Azpilicueta poked home in following a short corner.

Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois is set to come back into the side after making his way back from a hamstring injury.

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West Ham could again be without midfielder Manuel Lanzini, who is a major doubt because of a knee injury. Hazard has been given plenty of freedom in Chelsea's side this season, either in a floating position behind the main striker or as a focal point in attack for Conte's side.

Eden Hazard's indifferent form has epitomised Chelsea's struggles and the Belgian playmaker had gone seven games without a goal. Arnautovic's brace against Southampton followed a barren run of 3 games with no meaningful contribution.

Chelsea are unbeaten in their last 11 Premier League home matches against West Ham (W8, D3).

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Blues skipper Gary Cahill's weak headed clearance was pounced on by Arnautovic, who cut the ball back for Hernandez to sweep the ball first time past Courtois for his eighth goal of the season.

He did say that Javier Hernandez would be available for the 4.30pm kick-off.

The Brazilian has been Chelsea's best player this season and he deserves more than the Europa League next term. "They created a lot but we stood strong".

While this competition for a place in the team should push each player to higher standards, it's failed to do this yet. They create chances, they are ready to suffer and win the game.

He'll be a big miss against Chelsea, although it's a game that West Ham will be hoping to get something out of, as opposed to expecting.

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