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West Ham Defeat Does Chelsea’s Title Defense A Major Blow

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West Ham Defeat Does Chelsea’s Title Defense A Major Blow

Loss to West Ham now Chelsea’s fourth defeat in 16 games this season

West Ham Defeat Does Chelsea's Title Defense A Major Blow

West Ham Defeat Does Chelsea’s Title Defense A Major Blow

Chelsea Boss Antonio Conte has given up hopes of defending their Premier League title after surprise 1-0 defeat in the hands of struggling West Ham on Saturday.  The loss to West Ham made it Chelsea’s fourth defeat in 16 games this season.

The 48-year-old Italian told that Chelsea’s fourth defeat of the campaign had dealt a killer blow to their chances, that the club’s target now, is to ensure there is Champions League football next season.

Marko Arnautovic’s sixth-minute strike was enough to see off a lethargic Chelsea side and give West Ham only their third win of the season.

“We have to consider that this is the fourth game we’ve lost in 16 games, In my previous experience, it won’t be possible to fight for the title. With four defeats in 16 games, we must have another target. There are six top teams and four go to Champions League,” said Conte, who blamed fatigue for his players under-par performance. We have to fight and do our best.”

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“The win, the spirit of the team, how they stuck together and more that importantly a lot of the basics were done well today — all that really pleased me,” said Moyes, who replaced the sacked Slaven Bilic last month.

Victory was not enough for the Hammers to climb out of the bottom three but Moyes — who is aiming to succeed where he failed with Sunderland last season by keeping West Ham up — can see brighter times ahead.

“We got a big boost from the performance at Manchester City, that was something we could talk about positively, and we do have the players to threaten in attack once we get the back end sorted out,” he said.

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